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Tips for Saving Money on Insurance

Did you know that what you pay for insurance depends partly on the choices you make? Making small tweaks to your lifestyle could help you lower your premiums on your auto, home, health, disability income and even life insurance. Find out what factors will help you save!

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  • Protect Your Family With Life Insurance

    If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, should you buy term or permanent life insurance? Learn why the best approach may be a combination of both.

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  • Why New Parents Need a Trust

    Here’s something no new parent wants to think about: What would your kids do without you? But when you have children, you’ve got to plan for the unexpected. Here’s what you need to have in place.

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  • Be Financially Prepared When Starting a Family

    If you’re expecting a baby, you’ve probably read the headlines: The cost of raising a child born today to age 18 averages about $245,000. And that doesn’t include college. What can you do to plan for it? Start by asking yourself these three questions.

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  • How Life Insurance Fits Into Financial Planning

    As you think about financial planning, you’re probably thinking about saving for emergencies, investing for the future and saving for retirement. But have you ever thought about how life insurance can help you do that? Learn four ways life insurance can be one of the most flexible financial assets you can own.

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  • Can You Afford to Be Your Own Boss? Ask Yourself 5 Essential Questions

    If you dream about becoming an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt attracted to the freedom and flexibility that can come only from being your own boss. But if you want to launch a business or strike out on your own, ask yourself these five questions first.

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  • Life Insurance as a Tool

    Many people—especially when they're young and just starting out—buy life insurance to protect their loved ones if they die prematurely. A death benefit can help a family meet its financial obligations or help pay for the kids’ college education. But does that mean you don't need life insurance once your major financial obligations are over?

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  • Don’t Set and Forget Life Insurance

    Got life insurance? Great! You’ve taken an important step to help ensure your loved ones are financially protected after you’re gone. But don’t just check ‘buy life insurance’ off your to-do list and forget about it. Learn why it’s a good idea to review your insurance needs every year.

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  • Estate Planning for Everyone Over 18

    Estate planning might sound like something for the rich and famous to worry about, but everyone over the age of 18 should have an estate plan. Don’t know where to start? Follow these five steps.

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  • Financial Options from Permanent Life Insurance

    Most people buy life insurance because they recognize the need to protect their loved ones after they're gone. But permanent life insurance offers more than a death benefit. It can also give you and your family financial flexibility while you're living.

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  • The Big Myth About Permanent Life Insurance: I Can't Afford It

    One of the biggest misconceptions people have about permanent life insurance is that it's unaffordable. That's why many people lean toward the purchase of term insurance, which is—initially—less expensive. But you may be surprised to learn which type of insurance may be a better deal in the long run.

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  • Life Insurance Cash Value: How Much Can It Grow

    One of the benefits of permanent life insurance is that the policy builds equity over time that can be used to fund other financial priorities. How much can a policy accumulate?

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  • Why Buying Life Insurance for Your Children Makes Sense

    Chances are that planning for your children's future is one of your top priorities as a parent, whether you're setting aside money to pay for college or making sure your kids can continue the lifestyle they've grown accustomed to should anything happen to you. But some parents overlook the value of buying life insurance for their children when it comes to planning for their future. Learn how a permanent life insurance policy for your child can provide a lifetime of benefits.

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  • Life Insurance Through Work Probably Isn't All You Need and Here's Why

    Most people who are offered life insurance at work take advantage of the benefit. And why not? Employer-sponsored life insurance usually costs very little and typically covers enough to at least take care of burial expenses. But it may not provide all the coverage you need. Learn three things to consider when it comes to employer-sponsored life insurance.

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  • 5 Reasons to Buy Life Insurance While You’re Young

    Think you’re too young for life insurance? You may be surprised to learn that there are distinct advantages to getting coverage sooner rather than later. Read on for five reasons why early adulthood may be an opportune time to buy life insurance.

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  • 4 Questions to Help You Choose the Type of Life Insurance That's Right for You

    There are many different types of life insurance out there that allow you to achieve different goals. The choices can be overwhelming. So how do you make sense of it all to determine which one(s) might be right for you? Begin to narrow down the possibilities by asking yourself these four questions.

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