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What you need to know about the impending Obamacare deadline

Written by William Cowie - 6 Comments

Tick, tick, tick – March 31 is the new deadline to get health insurance coverage. This time, the government is digging in its heels. There will be no extension. Some say the government will cave in (again) and move the deadline, but that’s by no means a certainty. The April Fool’s joke might be on you [...]

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Published on March 19th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Insurance, Taxes
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How to prepare financially for a bundle of joy

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

We will be welcoming our first child in less than a week. We started having a lot of conversations about starting a family a couple of years ago and have been preparing for it, including moving from dual incomes to one. It has been a roller coaster ride for us — emotionally, mentally, financially and [...]

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Take a day off for (often forgotten) financial housekeeping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]

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Published on October 7th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Family & Life, Frugality, House & Home, Insurance, Planning, Saving & Investing
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5 surprising reasons you might want life insurance

Written by Linda Vergon - 4 Comments

This post, written by Alden Wicker, is from our partner site LearnVest.
Who depends on you for support?
If we’re talking about emotional support, you can probably tick off a quick list. But when it comes to financial support, the picture gets murkier.
According to a survey by LearnVest and Guardian Insurance, almost one in five respondents said they didn’t [...]

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Published on September 13th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Insurance
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Factoring in the Value of Benefits in Your Compensation

Written by Guest Contributor - 6 Comments

This is a guest post from Suba Iyer.
When I graduated and started looking for my first job a few years ago, I ended up with 2 jobs – one in a very prestigious University and another in private sector. The decision was quite easy, the University offered me $52,000 after negotiation and the private company [...]

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Published on March 14th, 2013
Modified on March 18th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Insurance, Working
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School Policies and the High Cost of Healthcare

Written by Nickel - 13 Comments

This is a bit of a rant, so please bear with me…
As you’re likely aware, we have four school-aged kids. As such, it’s not uncommon to have one virus or another making its way through our house. And sometimes this results in having sick kids who need to stay home from school.
In an [...]

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Published on January 30th, 2013
Modified on February 4th, 2013 - 13 Comments
Filed under: Insurance
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Saving Savings with Home Emergency Gap Coverage

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 6 Comments

The typical washer-dryer combo unit lasts about eight years. The one in my home was in its 14th year, and living on borrowed time when it finally expired last year.
Its demise meant a large unexpected expense I hadn’t counted on. I bit the bullet and called the same appliance retailer I’d bought my last combo [...]

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Published on January 24th, 2013
Modified on February 4th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Insurance, Saving & Investing
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Preparing for Your Demise

Written by Richard Barrington - 4 Comments

Okay, not a very cheery title, but the fact that death is a bummer subject is the problem. The mere fact that people don’t want to discuss it prevents them from taking care of some of the financial responsibilities associated with dying. So, if have avoided the subject so far, and in particular if you [...]

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Published on January 3rd, 2013
Modified on January 12th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Insurance, Planning
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Where Physical and Fiscal Health Converge

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 4 Comments

As I’ve asserted in this space before, news on the healthcare front has often seemed unrelentingly bad. And it’s been that way a long time. First came the demise of the house call, then the soaring cost of care delivered anywhere but where folks would like it, in the home. Ensuing decades brought more bad [...]

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Published on November 27th, 2012 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Insurance, Saving & Investing, Taxes
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Renter’s Insurance Doesn’t Cover Floods

Written by Nickel - 6 Comments

Earlier this week, I ran across an interesting article over at Investor Junkie. In it, Larry described the destruction of his Long Island rental property by Hurricane Sandy.
One of the most interesting points in all of this (at least to me) was that his renter did have a renter’s insurance policy, but their losses weren’t [...]

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Published on November 16th, 2012
Modified on November 19th, 2012 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Insurance
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