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A Policy With Bark: Should You Purchase Pet Insurance?

If you're the doting owner to one or more furry friends, I don't have to tell you that pet ownership is not inexpensive. Food, toys, boarding and routine vet visits aside, the big bills can really stack up if your four-legged buddy gets sick or injur … [Read more...]

Getting Sick Is Bad For Your Wallet; 5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy And Minimize Health Care Costs At The Same Time

It's easy to take your good health for granted. But things can change in a moment. A sudden illness or a serious injury can waylay your life -- and your finances. Just when you recover from the hospitalization and start feeling positive again, al … [Read more...]

Do You Need Renters Insurance?

Confession: Before I bought my house, I lived in ten apartments in four different cities, and I never had renter’s insurance. I told myself that it wasn’t very likely my apartment would catch on fire or get destroyed in a windstorm. And if that did … [Read more...]

Will Your Car Insurance Come Through After An Accident? Lessons Learned From A Total Loss

Last Fall, I had the misfortune of being on the receiving end of a rescue scenario for which, as a former firefighter and EMT, I had trained and performed numerous times: an auto extrication. As I passed through one of Boston’s beloved rotaries ( … [Read more...]

Renter’s Insurance: When You Need It and How To Get It

Fire. Theft. Vandalism. Flooding. Scary, right? Although we hope it won't happen to us, anybody could be a disaster victim. And that's why home owners have insurance---to protect the roof over our heads and replace possessions in case the … [Read more...]

The Best Car Insurance Companies For Young Adults

If you drive a car, you need auto insurance. Every state requires that you purchase at least a minimal amount of liability coverage, in order to ensure that, if you damage someone else’s property while operating your car, some of that is at least t … [Read more...]

Confused About HSAs? We’ve got Your Back! The Total Newb’s Guide to Health Savings Accounts

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a vital part of many health insurance plans, but many of us don’t fully understand how HSAs work. Lauren and I just switched to an HSA health insurance plan for next year and I have to admit -- even as a f … [Read more...]

How to Buy Life Insurance Online

Last December, my wife and I welcomed our second child, Elliot, into the world. As parents, we are ecstatic but weary. As a no-longer only child, big sister Molly remains skeptical. They say that having two children is more than twice the work of … [Read more...]

What Obamacare Means for 20-somethings

No doubt you’ve been hearing about all the ruckus surrounding the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. As of October 1, many Americans have the option of purchasing individual health insurance  for the upcoming year at healthcare.gov. By March 31, 2 … [Read more...]

How to Buy Your Own Health Insurance Online

Oh, health insurance in America. Don’t get me started. My wife, Lauren, and I have a family policy through her employer that costs us $10,000 a year in premiums and yet we still have a $2,500 deductible, plus co-insurance up to a $10,000 annual o … [Read more...]