Category Archives: Insurance

September
11 - 2014

Why Cheap Auto Insurance Is Your Best Ally

There are many price comparison websites available for the auto insurance industry. However, many of these websites concentrate only on providing consumers with quotes from insurance providers and nothing more. Cheap auto insurance offers you much more than that. This website offers a wealth of information and opportunity for the auto insurance shopper. Below is what you get on this website

May
9 - 2014

What does income protection insurance do?

Sometimes it seems like there is insurance for everything. You need insurance for your car, insurance for your home, insurance for the contents inside your home, insurance for your health, and insurance when you travel. And it all costs money. So, what about income protection insurance? What does it do, and is it really worth it? Should you get income protection insurance, or is it just another monthly bill that you really don’t need in your life?

May
9 - 2014

How to save money when you buy life insurance

While it’s generally not recommended to choose your life insurance policy based on cost alone, that doesn’t mean you should pay more than you have to. You can find life insurance that offers you the cover you need, while still saving you money. Here are our top six ways to save money on life insurance. Work out what you need

May
9 - 2014

When is the right time to buy funeral insurance?

If you’re thinking about buying funeral insurance, there are a few factors to consider. Most importantly, you will need to work out how much your funeral is likely to cost. Secondly, you will need to work out how long you are likely to live – a factor that is perhaps slightly more difficult to estimate. The cost of a funeral

January
30 - 2013

Can You Still Get Life Insurance If you’re A High Risk Individual?

So many people like me have appreciated the advantages and the many different benefits that life insurance policies can give.  Since I have a family of my own, I have bought life insurance not too long ago because I want to have a peace of mind knowing that if ever something happens to me like if I die because of accident or terminal illness, my family will always have something to keep them going towards a brighter and richer future. However, sad to say, there are some people who just can’t get life insurance because of their pre-existing medical condition. Just like my friend who has hypertension and has had that kind of medical condition ever since we were in high school.  When we got our first job and we are working together in one company, we decided that we should be thinking about our respective family’s future. So, we […]

December
5 - 2012

Keep Your Finances from Sinking; Get Boat Insurance

Many folks say the only thing better than having a boat is having a friend with a boat. That’s not true, even though boat ownership does entail a lot of responsibility, including maintaining it, docking it and, yes, insuring it. Insuring it? Yes. Even though there are no state or federal requirements for it, here are some reasons why insurance is very important for the boat owner. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were 12.2 million registered recreational boats in the U.S. in 2011. More than 4,588 accidents were reported to the Coast Guard, with 758 deaths and 3,081 injuries and $52 million in property damage. Nearly half of those reported accidents involved open motorboats.

September
23 - 2012

An Introduction to Critical Illness Insurance

Critical illness insurance is designed to provide cover to offset the financial impact of serious illness.  The best critical illness insurance policies will typically cover around 40 potentially life threatening conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes and certain types of cancer, and will usually pay out following the diagnoses of a UK registered medical consultant who is recognised by the insurer. Many people take out critical illness insurance alongside life cover.  This is a logical step to take, as the kinds of serious conditions covered by critical illness insurance tend to demand a prolonged period off work for the sufferer, even if treatment is successful and recovery is likely.  The resultant loss of income can have the same financial fallout as an untimely death.  A critical illness insurance claim payout can help to plug the gap in the household budget if serious illness strikes, and alleviate one of the possible causes of […]

September
12 - 2012

Top Personal Finance Tips During Tough Economic Times

During tough economic times, many people’s finances fall into shambles. Even if you’ve been a diligent money manager in the past, a downturn in the economy can wreak havoc on your bank account. At least, it can if you let it. You don’t have to sit back and watch your financial situation fall apart during a recession. There are plenty of small but effective ways to stay on the right track financially. A handful of the best tips are outlined below. Refinance Your Mortgage

August
8 - 2012

Why You Need Private Mortgage Insurance

Most people have heard of PMI, but they really don’t understand what it is and what the term means. PMI is private mortgage insurance. Lenders will require a buyer to have PMI when they have less than the standard 20 percent to put down on their home. This extra policy is a little more assurance for the bank that the loan will be repaid. It puts the lenders in a safer position and they are more likely to lend to someone who adds PMI. Commonly, the greater the mortgage amount, the more risk is involved from a lender’s viewpoint. Private mortgage insurance is a safeguard if the buyer defaults on the home. Generally, it is a way for the lender to get their money back should a default occur. The down payment is nothing more than good faith money to back the loan. The more money a buyer comes to […]

July
26 - 2012

Understand Medicare benefits to Plan for Aging Parent’s Care

According to a recent survey of Americans aged 35 and older sponsored by Genworth Financial, long-term care is rarely top-of-mind until an event actually occurs. Genworth calls this the “Care Knowledge Gap,” a stressful place to be when an aging parent needs help. The Care Knowledge Gap can be full of surprises. You’ll be surprised by how few will step in to help when you begin to care for an aging parent. You’ll be surprised at the time it requires to find the right kind of care. And, you’ll be surprised at how much care costs and how little Medicare will pay.

July
26 - 2012

Car Leasing: Are There any Benefits to not owning a Car?

Car ownership is structured around gradual expense: whether you buy first-hand or second-hand, you put down your money and then pay annually to keep it full of petrol, insured and roadworthy. Nonetheless, people are attached to owning a car. Sure, the experience can be undermined by failing an MOT, running out of petrol, being unable to get insurance and the simple fact that accidents may put your car of the road permanently. But that doesn’t mean that the stability and the right to resell that you get when owning you own vehicle aren’t very valid reasons for why ownership remains the norm.

July
11 - 2012

10 Steps to Buying Car Insurance

1. How Much Coverage Do You Want on Your Vehicle The first thing you need to do is determine how much coverage you need. The amount of coverage you need varies by state. Some states do not require drivers to have auto insurance, other states require drivers to have at least liability insurance. If your car is not paid off, you will be required to purchase full coverage. You can get liability only insurance on a car that is paid off, but if you are accident prone, you should consider getting full coverage.  For full coverage auto insurance, I recommend you check out fullcoverageautoinsurances.com! 2. Review Your Current Insurance Policy

July
4 - 2012

Who Needs Life Insurance?

Do you know what I think about every day? The short list includes spending time with my husband and our young daughter, putting healthy organic food on the table, managing expenses and making sure we’re not spending too much (or too little) on the things we need, and making it through my work and personal to-do lists so that I can provide for my family. And that’s just scratching the surface… What I don’t think about is life insurance. But, as Jason Alderman recently put it in a Huffington Post article entitled “Life Insurance 101,” Life Insurance “can be an important purchase for people whose families depend on their income to cover daily living costs, mortgage repayment, college, retirement or other major expenses.” Obviously, everyone’s life insurance needs are different and may even change over time. But it is essential to have a policy in place if you have children […]

April
2 - 2012

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance?

As the financial stability of the world continues to teeter back and forth on the brink of uncertainty, the need to save money is still the resounding goal for many people. There are many ways to decrease spending and stay afloat. One way is to reduce the cost of your auto insurance. Who has the cheapest car insurance? Where can you get the cheapest car insurance quotes? Let’s find out. Can’t Live Without It

January
5 - 2012
June
17 - 2011

Car Tips Guaranteed to Save You Cash

  The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. It is very expensive to keep a car running these days. And if you are about to have a teenage driver in your home, as I am, then you know that costs can mount up quickly. With impending costs such as car insurance, fuel and maintenance, I decided to check out car insurance tips online and other cost cutting measures with my teen daughter, Rose. Rose is the one who is about to become a new driver. Below I’ve divided savings tips into four different categories. If you pay attention to each area, you’ll definitely save money. Honestly, although I first started my research because of my daughter, I discovered some things that I can do to cut back on expenses.

June
6 - 2011
May
26 - 2011

Teen Drivers: Being Responsible for the Car and Costs

The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. I have certainly been worried about my teen daughter, Rose, learning to drive. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the statistics and facts related to teenagers behind the wheel are frightening. When I decided to do some research regarding auto insurance quotes I came across some important information concerning the costs and safety of teen drivers in their first year. My daughter, who is about to turn 16 years old, is mature for her age but she can also be impetuous, and she is inexperienced.

May
19 - 2011

Teen Drivers: Saving Money and Safety!

The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. When my daughter, Rose, was first born I had envisioned her first steps, the first time she would be able to ride her bike without any help and her first time driving. I could not imagine any of them entirely and as each occurred, as she took her initial steps and found her balance while riding her bike, the thrills were palpable. With two down and one more to go, I found my fear mounting, especially as my daughter neared and then reached her sixteenth birthday. My daughter has many admirable qualities. She’s certainly smart and quite mature for her age. But with those attributes comes a streak of over confidence and a bit of stubbornness. She has always been venturesome and independent, and Rose has been looking forward to getting her driver’s license for quite some time.

July
5 - 2010