June 5, 2018
I think it’s only natural that when people are dating, all the factors that we explored in the survey come into play—from what your partner looks like, to if they make you laugh, to what they do for a living. It’s when things become serious and you’re looking to settle down that you have to start asking some of the tougher questions, questions that may make you feel uncomfortable. For example, does the other person have a lot of debt or other financial obligations?
January 9, 2018
Just because you’re retired doesn’t necessarily mean you’re financially sound.
Think of all the different scenarios that may still be applicable: You may have been required to retire early; you may have had investments that have gone sour and haven’t had time to rebuild your nest egg. Additionally, there may be a need to cover final expenses, you may have children still at home who depend on the them, or you may have a family member like an aging parent or special-needs sibling that you provide financial support for.
September 22, 2017
If you have it, it’s most likely not enough. Most employer-provided life insurance coverage is one to three times your salary. So if you make $50,000, having up to $150,000 of life insurance sounds like a lot, right? But if you try to put that money to work in today’s interest rate environment, you’ll soon find out it doesn’t go very far. And if your family needs to spend $50,000 each year, what are they going to do after the third year?
March 10, 2017
We spend a lot of time talking about how couples, families and businesses can protect their financial futures with life insurance. But what about if you are single—do you need life insurance, too?
January 10, 2017
Do you have your legal and financial documents stored (maybe stashed) in various places around your home? Some in a desk drawer? Others in your closet? Some in a safe? Even more in a file cabinet in the basement? It’s time to get a handle on all your documents and store them safely, noting the location. You can use this list as a starting point, and also as a reminder to follow through on moving any of these documents or tasks from your “to do” list to your “it’s done” list!