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Why Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need Business Insurance

Considering striking out on your own? If you're thinking of starting a small business, or have just started one, then you need to know three things, each of which break down roughly into the global, the social and the financial. The global: Job … [Read more...]

Can In-Store Health Clinics Save You Money?

By the end of June, we'll reach the middle of the so-called "gap year" — meaning that roughly six months will remain before the Affordable Care Act kicks in and America begins an unprecedented experiment with universal health care coverage. Maybe t … [Read more...]

Auto Insurance Scores: The Surprising Truth About How Credit Affects Car Insurance Rates

As I often mention, I login to the free service CreditKarma every couple of months to keep track of my credit score. One time a year or so ago I logged in to see a new feature that differentiated my credit score from my auto insurance score. To my … [Read more...]

Getting the Best Term Life Insurance Rates: Three Tips

Who likes paying more for something when you know you can get it cheaper somewhere else? It's a gut-wrenching feeling when you’ve paid for goods or services only to realize that you could have saved a bundle had you just invested a little bit more … [Read more...]

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...]