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Can I Buy Health Insurance on My Own?

You may be considering buying health insurance and could use some advice. The Affordable Care Act dramatically changed the rules, eradicating the insurance company's ability to deny insurance for preexisting conditions. Much of the Act is still in place, with some changes. Yes, you can buy health insurance on your own, but you may find the process surprisingly complicated and confusing. What plan is best...

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...

Staying Healthy While Working from Home

Working from home has become the "new normal," even as office buildings begin to open their doors again. Most workers have transitioned to daily Zoom calls, email, and texting to perform the duties of employment. Being forced to stay home over months of restrictions, and with gyms closed for many of those months, may have caused your normal exercise regimen and track to staying healthy...

What is a Life Insurance Ladder Strategy?

If you have family members you love, it is imperative that you protect them by putting a life insurance policy in place. A "ladder" strategy is a technique in which you purchase several term life insurance policies with a range of term periods rather than buying a single policy.  Calculating the Financial Needs of Your Loved Ones  The process starts with calculating your family's projected...