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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...

What is a Life Insurance Ladder Strategy?

If you have family members you love, it is imperative that you protect them by putting a life insurance policy in place. A "ladder" strategy is a technique in which you purchase several term life insurance policies with a range of term periods rather than buying a single policy.  Calculating the Financial Needs of Your Loved Ones  The process starts with calculating your family's projected...

Before Your Last Summer Road Trip, Check Your Car Insurance

If you are planning a last summer road trip, your insurance matters more than ever. An auto accident is most likely to occur in the summer months, with August and September topping the list, as reported by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The streets, roads, and highways are busy, with drivers operating large RVs who may be unfamiliar with the area or be...

An Honest Discussion About Life Insurance

Talking about life insurance does not need to be morbid or depressing. The discussion can be smooth if you approach the subject right. An estimated 30 percent of families in the USA do not have life insurance, and if your family is part of that 30 percent, it is time to have an honest discussion.  We have come up with a few tips on how...