Here are some great tips from Kiplinger for finding accurate auto insurance quotes. With so many websites and insurance company agents to choose from, you'll benefit from having this information up front!
Would you eat less if labels and menus listed the amount of exercise needed to work off a meal's calories? A recent study lead by Dr. Meena Shah at TCU shows people make healthier decisions when presented with information in this way.
The impending Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has many small businesses contemplating their group health insurance offerings for employees. But this legislation is not the real catalyst behind a decade-long trend of small business cutting coverage. That honor goes to rising health insurance premiums, which more than doubled over the past ten years.
10 days and counting until 2012 tax filings are due, and millions of Americans will owe the IRS taxes as well. If you're one of them, you may be tempted to pay your tax bill with a credit card. Hey -- reward points or airline miles would be nice, right? Well, just be careful as you might end up paying more than you think.
Paying for college is an enormous financial challenge. And because it often comes before retirement, many families are using, or plan to use, retirement funds to meet the challenge. Here are some reasons why that may not be a good idea.
Have you ever wondered what long term care insurance is or how it works? If so, well -- wonder no more! Here is a great overview of 'what you need to know about long term care insurance' from Yahoo! Finance.
Are you saving enough for retirement? According to a global study by HSBC, over half of the world's working population answered 'No' when asked this question. 15,000 survey respondents expect retirement to last an average of 18 years, while their nest-eggs are expected to last only 10 years.
Do you have a long term care insurance policy? If so, you may soon see increases to the policy premiums. Unlike term life insurance policies that have fixed rates for a set period of time (the term), long term care policies can see their rates increase annually. And also unlike term life, long term care premiums have been increasing steadily over the past several years. This article on Kiplinger.com offers ways you can offset those policy increases.
MetLife is selling its $70 billion mortgage servicing business to JPMorgan Chase & Co. as part of its strategy to focus on the insurance portion of its business. MetLife provides term life insurance through its subsidiary, MetLife Investors USA Insurance Company.
Credit reports have become increasingly important during the current economic and financial crunches we find ourselelves in. The housing slump itself has brought about record numbers of foreclosures, short sales, strategic defaults and loan modifications. Yet the credit reporting industry has not been able to sufficiently keep up with these trends. Take a look at how you can ensure your credit report is accurate.
Are you saving for your children's college costs? If so, good for you! If not, that's okay too. It's never too late to start saving. And 529 plans make it easy to save for your children's education. But before you jump in (or if you are already in), educate yourself about these plans. Understanding these six 529 plan myths is a good place to start.
It's been an industry standard for quite some time. Auto insurance companies may (depending on state law) use your credit score when determining the rate you will pay on your policy. However, pending legislation may stop this practice. By the way, life insurance companies typically do not use credit scores when underwriting a term life insurance policy!
The Highway Loss Data Institute looked at insurance data for model year 2009 through 2011 vehicles and found Yaris occupants filed personal injury claims 28.5 times for every 1,000 of the vehicles the industry insured. Read on to find out more.
The Obama administration on Monday began requiring health insurers to provide user-friendly guides to patients that explain their benefits, aiming to make buying insurance nearly as easy as scanning packages of food for nutrition facts.
A new survey of more than 1,700 teens nationwide, conducted by Liberty Mutual and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), compares the destructive driving habits of parents, as observed by the teens, to those of the teens themselves.
Heart attack survivors should be wary about taking a common group of painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because the drugs could increase longer term risk of a second heart attack, or even death.
Having available the complete genetic map of the 1918 flu virus that killed 50 million people worldwide offers new insights into flu virus biology and will help prevent and control future epidemics, according to a paper published online in the journal mBio on Tuesday.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 48.6 million Americans went without health insurance in 2011. While that's still a lot (too many), it's down from roughly 50 million in 2010. This represents the first time in four years the number of uninsured people in the U.S. has decreased!
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