6 Ways to Reduce Your Car Insurance Rates After an Accident

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You swerved for a skunk and wrecked your ride; now your car insurance is going to double, right? Not necessarily. With the right insurer — or some clever maneuvering — you can still save money on car insurance after an accident.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

How much life insurance do you need?

Here’s a simple way to calculate how much life insurance you should purchase. Take into account loans, and how to ensure your family can continue its current lifestyle.

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


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.

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

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

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

Lisen Stromberg

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

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

Burglary Prevention: Common Sense Advice to Avoid Becoming a Victim


If you think burglary is something that only happens in low-income neighborhoods, think again. It is a crime that can happen even in the nicest neighborhoods with white picket fences. Sure, the criminals may not live in your neighborhood, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t driving by your house casing it for a future break […]

When Do You Need To Buy Life Insurance?

When do you need to buy life insurance? When somebody depends on your income.

Simply put; you need life insurance if someone else is depending on your income. Usually this means your children, but it could also be used to pay off debt for your spouse or parents.