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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...]

Compare Home Insurance And Get Quotes Online

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♥ & $: 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Free Net Worth Spreadsheet

This post contains a free net worth tracking spreadsheet template for Microsoft Excel (.xlsx). Please enjoy it for your personal use. An explanation of net worth and why I use this spreadsheet follows the screenshot. As you may know, I'm not a … [Read more...]

The Start-Up That Thinks Quality Investment Advice Shouldn’t Just Be For Rich People

The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those w … [Read more...]