How Long Should You Keep Old Documents?

Published on Mar 03 2014 // Personal Finance
How Long Should You Keep Old Documents?
The other day I was filling out tax information for my accountant.  I had to find some information from last year.  That’s when my lackadaisical approach to filing came back to haunt me. You see, three years ago, when I had two children born just 17 months apart, my previous organizational skills...

3 Reasons to Review Your Insurance Coverage ASAP

Published on Sep 09 2013 // Insurance
The typical consumer shops around for insurance when they first need it, such as when they purchase a house or vehicle. After that, preliminary research into various kinds of coverage, pricing, and insurance product packages tends to be more of a passive strategy. When it’s time to pay the premiums...

4 Financial Steps to Take as You Prepare for a Baby

So, you’ve decided you want to have a baby.  For sure, this is an exciting and overwhelming decision.  There’s nothing more exciting than seeing your new baby for the first time.  However, before you get ahead of yourself, taking care of some financial matters before you even conceive...

Protecting Your Health Abroad with Affordable Travel Insurance

Published on May 10 2013 // Travel Insurance
Going on holiday with family or friends should be a relaxing and stress-free experience, so having appropriate insurance for protection against every eventuality is crucial for peace of mind. While comprehensive travel insurance can safeguard against trip cancellations, lost baggage, stolen possessions,...

Types of Coverage for Business Insurance

Published on Feb 18 2013 // Business, Business Insurance, Insurance
If you own your own business, there are plenty of tasks you have–creating and producing your product, ordering supplies, marketing to customers, and paying payroll, among other things.  Even though your time is precious and you likely have much to do, don’t overlook business insurance. ...

Home Insurance Tips for Renters

Owning a home is a huge responsibility. Insurance is absolutely necessary to protect your property and your belongings. Does that same sort of responsibility apply if you’re renting instead of buying a home? Of course it does, but only for the things you own, and not for the building itself. In...

Why It Makes Sense to Convert Annuity Payments into a Lump Sum of Cash

Published on Dec 13 2012 // Retirement, Supporter
Learn why it makes sense to turn your annuity payments into one lump sum rather than payments over time. The easiest way to understand an annuity is to think of insurance in the reverse. Instead of making monthly premium payments to an insurance policy and receiving a lump sum upon your death, you instead...

How to prepare your car for a holiday

Published on Jul 06 2012 // Budget Travel
With the summer season in full swing, taking a holiday will be high on the list of priorities for the majority of people. Of course, taking a holiday involves more than simply choosing a destination and setting off – there is plenty of preparation which needs to be done and most of that centres on...

How to Open a Safety Deposit Box

Published on Mar 28 2012 // Banking, How To Guide
How to Open a Safety Deposit Box
If you have valuables around your home, you may feel more comfortable placing them somewhere secure such as a safety deposit box to protect them in case of theft in your home or natural disasters such as tornadoes or floods. Opening a safety deposit box is easy, but there are also some important facts...

7 Best Car Insurance Discounts

Published on Dec 20 2011 // Auto Insurance
It is well known that drivers can save money on their auto insurance by driving responsibly, keeping a good credit score, and getting good grades in school.  But what are the top auto insurance discounts?  In this regards, we make our picks for the drivers who qualify for one of the 7 best car insurance...

Insurance Dividends Can Save You Money

Published on Dec 01 2011 // Insurance
Intellectually, we all know the importance of having insurance. We understand the dire consequences that would occur if we suffered a loss and didn’t have this protection. We search for online cheap insurance quotes in order to get the best rates and still, we sometimes have a tendency to feel...

How to Save a Bundle on Your Auto Insurance

Published on Oct 26 2011 // Auto Insurance, Insurance
Car insurance is typically required by law.  Most people pick their favorite company or the one their friend or family member uses and then set about paying their policy every 6 months.  People often keep the same insurance company for decades, but doing so can cost you extra money.  There are several...

Saving on your car

Published on Apr 11 2011 // Savings
A car is something that few people can live without these days. Whether you use it to travel or for your daily commute, the car is something that you’ll often need. And this is especially true for people with children, who have to drop them off and pick them up from school, take them to places...

Personal Finance 101: Why Insurance is Important

Published on Feb 28 2011 // Finance 101, Insurance
Personal Finance 101: Why Insurance is Important
Many people find paying insurance premiums distasteful — and for good reason. It can be difficult to continue to pay insurance premiums when you don’t actually end up using insurance. However, the point of insurance is to help protect you in the event of an expensive financial catastrophe....

Taking a critical look at your finances before trying to get pregnant

Published on Oct 26 2010 // Personal Finance
Before you decide that it is time to start trying to conceive , and add a baby to your family, you are likely to go through a mental or actual checklist and read up about fertility and general health. You might well start using an ovulation calendar , get to know your menstrual cycle, and buy ovulation...

Having a comprehensive Homeowner Insurance Policy can save you from financial ruin

Published on Sep 23 2010 // Insurance, Personal Finance
Last year one in three landlords had tenants in arrears. If you are still paying the mortgage on a property, then missing rent payments can disrupt your lifestyle in a very big way. Imagine that combined with repair costs due to a fire or flood. Then on top of that you had to re-furnish the property...
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