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How To Buy Life Insurance Online

Buying life insurance online is a multi-step process; here's my experience.

Term life insurance can protect your family in the event of your death. The great news is that it’s very affordable while you are still young and healthy. If you have anyone that depends on your income then you need life insurance. Even if you don’t have a family now, if you plan on having one in the future you can save money by getting life insurance now, rather than waiting.

What Obamacare Means for 20-somethings

For 20somethings looking for health insurance, Obamacare may make finding a plan easier, if not cheaper.

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is already changing much about how we buy health insurance and the coverage it provides. But whether you currently have insurance or not, what does Obamacare mean for you?

How to Buy Your Own Health Insurance Online

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Beginning October 1, 2013, every American can buy health insurance through the new health insurance marketplace. Even today, it’s easier than you think to buy health insurance online or by working with a local agent. Here’s how.

How People in Their 20s and 30s Can Save a Fortune on Life Insurance

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You might love your insurance agent, but that doesn’t mean she has your best interests at heart. Understand that some agents can only sell you the life insurance their company offers.

Why Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need Business Insurance

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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 sectors everywhere are going entrepreneurial. In journalism, for example, the massive disruption […]

Can In-Store Health Clinics Save You Money?

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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 that’s not such a big deal if you have great health insurance thanks to […]

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

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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 surprise, although my credit score was […]

Getting the Best Term Life Insurance Rates: Three Tips

Insurance isn't sexy, but it's a vital important of a smart financial plan.

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 time researching all your options. This has happened to me […]

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

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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 mature thing to do […]

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

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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 the all-time great film directors. But when Spielberg needs fabulous […]