Year: 2013

Life Insurance at Every Age

Quick quiz: Who needs life insurance the most? A married 25-year-old who just bought a house A 38-year-old homeowner with three children A 59-year-old nearing retirement and caring for an aging parent The answer: All of the above. Surprised? You’re not alone in underestimating the role that life insurance plays in protecting loved ones and in ensuring a comfortable retirement. Or in overestimating its cost:... Read Article

Life Insurance for Stay-at-Home Parents

If you never thought a stay-at-home parent needed life insurance, you might want to think again. That’s because in addition to being full-time caregivers, stay-at-home parents are often also cooks, housekeepers, tutors, psychologists, chauffeurs, nurses and more. That’s a lot of responsibilities that often demands life insurance protection. One person who does all of the above and more is Beth Schiedel, mom of Zita, 3,... Read Article

Review Your Life Insurance Before Trimming Hedges

As a single working mom of two children, my time is precious. Every hour is accounted for, and in the summer, I have to make time for yard work too (not my favorite). But I figured it was always cheaper to make time than to hire someone. That is, until I experienced a single moment of almost-electrocution while I was trimming hedges. In that moment,... Read Article

Seven Groups Most Likely to Lack Life Insurance

Are you inadvertently putting your loved ones in danger? Millions of Americans lack enough—or even any—life insurance. Are you one of them? A recent study revealed that life insurance ownership recently hit a 50-year low—and that 35 million households don’t have any life insurance at all. This means that the death of an income earner could be as financially catastrophic as it is sad. Behind... Read Article