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Home Insurance: Why You Should Pay Attention!

When Lauren and I bought our first home three years ago, everything about being first-time home buyers was new: making an offer on the home, applying for a mortgage, even getting home insurance. When you’re wrapped up in the excitement and c … [Read more...]

♥ & $: Thinking of Buying Life Insurance? Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did

I can even remember where we were sitting. It was a sports bar down in Soho not far from the office of the non-profit where I worked. I was just a year out of college and eager to grow up, so when I met an insurance saleswoman who assured me the … [Read more...]

Six Financial Tips for 20-somethings From Financial Planner Cliff Caplan

It's tempting to think that journalists who write about money for a living have all the answers. (Ugh. You should see my checkbook.) By way of analogy, I'd like to suggest a different way of thinking. We all know Steven Spielberg ranks as one of … [Read more...]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

For better or worse, you’ll know you’ve grown up when it’s time to buy life insurance. For me, it was immediately after having our daughter, Molly. I bought a term policy so that, in the event the unspeakable happens, Lauren wouldn’t worry about makin … [Read more...]

When Do You Need To Buy Life Insurance?

Today, across the Web, hundreds of bloggers are talking about the importance of life insurance. By taking part of this “movement”, we can help raise awareness about this often overlooked piece of financial planning in a way that transcends the aud … [Read more...]

Is Whole Life Insurance a Good Investment?

Okay guys, it’s time to get all sexy and talk about life insurance. I know, I know. Keep your shirts on. Until recently I had only written this brief primer life insurance because it doesn’t apply to a lot of people under 30. But as some of us rea … [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 Real Cost Of Having A Baby

For many of you, crying babies and babbling toddlers are the last things on your mind. If you’re like I was "before child", when you see a family with a gaggle of kids in line at a store, you pick another register---quick. Been there. Of course n … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Financial Advisor

Do you need a financial advisor? You may think that just because don't have a lot of money yet, you don't. And even if you want a financial advisor, you may think it’s impossible to get a qualified advisor to work with you if you don't have six f … [Read more...]

Your Money Checklist

3,500 feet above the sleepy small towns of Maine's Oxford Hills, I nudged the yoke on the rickety old Cessna 152 and banked into a lazy left turn back toward the airport after the day's flying lesson. As much fun as I was having, I was relieved the … [Read more...]