Posts filed under ‘Insurance’

5 common mistakes new parents make

Let’s face it: Children aren’t the only ones who need to be taught proper money habits. Sure, their money plan may be simpler (saving to buy that Barbie or Tonka truck, or buying that Barbie or Tonka truck), but the basic principles of living on less than you make and saving for purchases with cash is something that adults struggle with. And you can’t afford to do that when kids come into the picture.

Here are 5 common mistakes that new parents make, and tips for avoiding them: (more…)

August 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm 4 comments

6 Money Matters to Stop Worrying About

I’m not a huge fan of Suze Orman. In fact, not much of one if I’m being honest. But, her latest feature in O at Home was one of the few Orman tidbits I can’t argue with. Simply put, it’s the soundest advice I’ve heard from her in a long time. Here’s how the article starts: (more…)

June 30, 2008 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Mutual funds run by insurance companies aren’t very good

Don’t take my word for it, that’s a key line in an article on SmartMoney Magazine’s most recent issue titled When Insurers Don’t Protect You. It’s hard to argue with one of the nation’s leading financial magazine’s, and I’ve said the exact same thing about how poor the earnings are in mutual funds included within an insurance product. Let’s dig in. (more…)

January 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

4 questions to get and keep you on track with retirement

If you can’t answer yes to these 4 questions, you’ve got some work cut out for you. (more…)

July 18, 2007 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Life insurance is a bad investment product

I’ve always looked as life insurance as a replacement for income lost if I die. But, some folks also see it as a means of investing for retirement. Most insurance agents will push any type of life insurance that will benefit their pocket book while convincing customers that it’s a ‘good’ product. I couldn’t disagree more. I like to keep my insurance and investments clean and separate. Looks like Money Magazine senior editor Walter Updegrave feels the same way. (more…)

July 5, 2007 at 9:21 am 16 comments

Seven Steps to Riches

Warning: This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. These steps, if practiced, will bring prosperity and wealth, guaranteed. They require patience and consistency. Do you have what it takes? If so, read on.

February 21, 2007 at 7:33 pm 3 comments

How much life insurance do you need?

If you’re struggling to find the right amount of life insurance for you, here’s a quick post to help you out. This post deals mainly with term-life policies, not whole, universal or any other cash value product.

February 16, 2007 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

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