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8 Tips for Finding Balance Between Work and Life

It is no secret that the typical American is working long hours with little respite compared to other countries with large economies. Full-time employees report an average work week of 47 hours and four out of 10 American workers say they work over 50 hours a week.

What to Look for in a Disability Insurance Policy

Unquestionably, disability insurance is more complicated than other forms of insurance. There are a lot of moving parts to understand in order to create the right kind of coverage, which may be one reason why many people are reluctant to look into it.

Buying vs. Leasing: Tips for Stretching your Car Budget as Far as it can Go

For some a car is simply a means of getting from point A to point B. For others it’s a status symbol. Cars are a hobby, a passion, for some and necessity for others, but whatever the level of affinity toward automobiles there comes a time where just about everyone needs to start shopping for a new (or used) one. But, don’t run down to the local dealership just yet.

Avoiding the Biggest Life Insurance Mistakes

For anyone who has purchased life insurance, most would agree that it is one of the most critical financial moves they could make.  Yet, many people fail to give their life insurance purchase the meaningful consideration it requires. A life insurance purchase is for life, which means there are no “small” mistakes when purchasing it, only big, costly ones.

Green Energy as an Investment Strategy

Green, clean energy has reached new heights in America. There are more hybrids than ever on the streets (Americans bought their four millionth hybrid car in early 2016), wind turbines out above the cornfields, solar panels on roofs, and even that new convenience store down the street is LEED certified.

Preserve Your Assets with Long-term Care Insurance

With the average life expectancy surpassing age 85, the number of people who will require some sort of assistance performing daily living functions can be expected to increase dramatically. Already one in three people age 65 and older will receive care in a nursing home or through a home caregiver. After age 74, there’s a 50% chance of needing assisted care.

Making Sense of Whole Life Insurance Premiums

Critics of whole life insurance point to the higher premiums these plans require and the inflexibility of the payment schedule.

Insuring for the Underinsured and Uninsured

It seems remarkable that more than one in seven drivers in the United States is uninsured. But with the slumping economy, that number is expected to increase. And that doesn’t account for the millions more who can only afford to buy the minimum liability coverage that is required by state law.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

For most people the difficult decision is not “if” they need life insurance, but “how much” life coverage they need.

What You Need to Know When Applying for Life Insurance

When you buy a life insurance policy, you are essentially transferring your financial risk to a life insurer which then becomes obligated to pay your beneficiaries based on the contracted amount of death benefit purchased. The life insurer is able to assume the risk because, based on its data, it knows when you are expected to die.

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