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Why Estate Planning Makes Sense at Any Age

<i>This article is intended to provide general information and should not be considered legal, tax or financial advice. It's always a good idea to consult a legal, tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to you and about your individual financial situation.</i><p>There are …

5 Tips to Start Your Estate Planning Today

No matter your age or financial situation, you need to be financially prepared for the inevitable.<p>Estate planning can seem daunting and overwhelming. …

Retirement

Everybody Dies. It’s Time to Have the Talk

As an e-vite it's a guaranteed loser: <i>It's summer! Come talk about the financial and long-term caregiving needs and eventual death of your …

The 5 worst financial mistakes new parents can make

Having a baby brings excitement and joy — and a whole new set of money worries. How will you afford diapers and daycare? Soccer and swim lessons? And finally (yikes!) college?<p>Pitfalls abound, but so do opportunities to get your finances in order. With careful attention and a little discipline, you …

Personal Finance

Baby boomers borrow against their homes in record numbers - as pensions fail to provide the 'comfortable' retirement they expect

Elderly savers are giving up on pensions in favour of using their homes as cash machines to fund their retirement, as one of Britain's biggest providers says demand for equity release has outstripped annuities for first time.<p>Insurance giant Legal and General has revealed sales of lifetime …

Allstate Is Auto Insurance Still A Value Investment?

<b>Allstate (NYSE:ALL)</b> is demonstrating that auto insurance might not be the safe value investment we thought it was. The most recent earnings report; …

Study ranks 10 safest, 10 most dangerous cities for drivers

Regardless of your personal driving history, you could be paying hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars more for auto insurance because of the risks for drivers where you live.<p>According to a new analysis by NerdWallet, some cities are dramatically more dangerous for drivers than others, and the …

Shane Phelan: Ten reasons we're all now paying more for our motor insurance

Much of the debate over rising motor insurance costs has been taken up with the Punch and Judy row between insurers and the legal professions over …

Rental car insurance: Who's got you covered? | The Star

Some car rental deals seem too good to be true.<p>Factor in the cost of insurance, up to $40 per day depending on the coverage, fees for additional …

Dangerous-Game Rifles: Life Insurance with Two Barrels

Buzz Charlton is the first PH I’ve hunted with who uses a double rifle. It’s a Heym Model 88B PH, which is an undecorated firearm designed for people …

Borrowing From a Life Insurance Policy - What You Need To Know

Although traditional life insurance was developed to provide a death benefit to a beneficiary in the event of the insured person's death, several …

Personal Finance

Marc Firestone - Life Insurance Professional

Deliver on your word. Promise less, deliver more.<p>Marc Firestone is a life insurance advisor who has developed an ability to make complicated concepts …

Entrepreneurship

Retirement is making people more miserable than ever before

You might not enjoy retirement nearly as much as you think you will.<p>More retirees than ever say they are “not at all satisfied” with retirement, …

4 Things your home insurance won't typically cover - Northbridge Insurance

Whether you’re a home owner or a home business owner, it’s important to understand your home insurance policy and know what is and isn’t covered …

Insurance 101: Review Your Insurance Policy at Renewal

Home insurance can be confusing. Policies are customized to fit the needs of each policyholder, so coverage can vary widely. If you’ve never read your policy cover to cover, stop what you’re doing and find the time to do so.<p>Do you know if you’re covered in the event of a meteor hitting your home? …

Our Blog | Safeco Insurance

Safeco Blog<p>If your dog exhibits aggressive behavior and you don’t report it to your insurer, your policy may become invalidated if there’s another …

High-Risk Home Insurance: What is it?

High-risk home insurance includes a type of home insurance made for homes which insurance agencies consider especially risky to insure. There will …

11 things you need to know about home insurance

Home insurance, which protects the structure and contents of your property, could be the best money you ever spent. But it's better value still when …

Never buy insurance from your bank: how to save money instead

Although banks say their deals are more comprehensive than policies on price comparison websites, we found the cheaper policies online were often …

Home Insurance Savings Guide: 21 Things That Impact Your Rate

Your home insurance policy is basically broken down into two main components: coverage for your property and liability. There are varying levels of …

Anticipating the unanticipated: Hidden costs of home buying

When it comes to most purchases, the price the customer sees is the final cost of the product.<p>A $5 value meal at the drive through will cost $5 with …

Real Estate

Home Insurance: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Policy

As an investor, picking the right home insurance policy to protect your properties is vital. Before making your decision, be sure you’re informed of …

After life, health policies, buy home insurance

Home insurance remains a grossly under-purchased product in India. A recent survey by ICICI Lombard General Insurance of 2,000 people showed that …

Five Quick Facts to Note When Purchasing Home Insurance

Credit<p>Owning a new home can be a life-changing endeavor. If the goal is a new beginning, a strong foundation is needed to build from.<p>No one however, can predict the curveballs and hiccups thrown our way everyday. It is very important therefore, to be prepared for any surprises that may alter the …

7 Tips you should know about home insurance.

Home insurance policies can become complicated, so it is in every owner’s best interest to brush up on some key information before diving in.<p>Here are …

7 Ways To Save Money on Your Home Insurance

An insurance insider on how to cut your premiums by 35 percent or more.<p>We spoke with Pete Ducich of Farmers Insurance about ways to save on your rates and make sure you're properly covered in case you need to file a claim. Here are his money-saving tips:<p>1. Raise Your Deductible<p>A $500 deductable is …

Understand your options when purchasing homeowner insurance

Buying home insurance can seem like a pretty straightforward transaction — you buy a home, you get insurance, and you’re covered. But in reality, …

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Doing renovations? Update your home insurance

Homeowners need to regularly check and update their home-insurance policies or risk having insufficient coverage when disaster strikes, insurance experts say.<p>The need to review and update a policy is especially important for those who have done renovations because changes to the property could …

Why a recent renovation could void your home insurance

OTTAWA – Homeowners need to regularly check and update their home insurance policies or risk having insufficient coverage when disaster strikes, …

Health Care