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The Sooner You Take These End-of-Life Considerations into Account, the Better

No one really wants to prepare for their own death. But planning for your estate is an important aspect of your financial strategy. The sooner you have the basic documents in order, the better for your family’s financial future. The following are basic estate planning documents you may want to include in your package. Will Your Will dictates who will receive your assets when you...

How to Keep Your Pets Happy and Protected

Having pets is both a joy and a responsibility. Our four-legged friends become members of the family whose health, happiness, and safety matters a great deal. The following tips can help you keep your beloved pets protected, while also keeping them happy.  Don’t Share Food With Your Pets A number of the foods we eat can be harmful to animals. For example, dogs should not...

Employer-Provided Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

Life insurance is a popular feature of employee benefits packages. Many employers provide basic group life free of charge to their employees. More Americans have workplace plans than individual life insurance plans, as reported in a NerdWallet article.  If your employer offers free or low-cost basic group life, there is no reason not to accept it. Enrollment is automatic in some cases. Although it is a...

Safeguard Your Property During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration and getting together with family and friends. They can also mean a greater risk for your property if you are hosting parties or traveling away from home to other holiday celebrations. This is where your homeowners insurance policy comes in. Common Holiday Homeowners Insurance Claims Your homeowners policy will likely cover a range of holiday-related losses, including the...

Standard vs. Hybrid Life Insurance: Which Is Better?

Standard life insurance has a single purpose – to provide death benefits to your beneficiaries. Hybrid life insurance combines long-term care insurance and life insurance in a single policy. If you become disabled and unable to live independently, it covers the costs of your care, at home or in a facility. It will not cover medical expenses, such as doctor visits, surgical procedures, or prescription...