If you’re over the age of 50, life insurance is definitely something you should consider if you haven’t done so already. Rather than protection for yourself, a life insurance policy is protection for your loved ones that you leave behind after your death. Considering options for life insurance over 50 involves some degree of planning… (2 comments)

Accidents happen. Whether it’s slipping on the ice on a cold winter morning or being injured during a fender bender, you never know when an accident might affect your ability to work, exercise or even enjoy life as you normally would. But what if the accident takes place at work? What if you’re injured on…

Private mortgage insurance is an insurance product that is designed to protect lenders against loss should a borrower default on their mortgage.  Many lenders require private mortgage insurance when the loan-to-value ratio isn’t high enough.  Here is what you need to know about private mortgage insurance, especially if your lender has told you you need…

If you watch pundits like Suze Orman and others, you’ve probably heard about long term care insurance.  Long term care insurance is designed to cover your expenses should you need long term care.  It’s a difficult situation when someone needs long term care, and it can also be very expensive.  Here is what you need… (5 comments)

If you’re planning on renting out your home, or are buying a property to use as a rental, it is important to consider the type of insurance you need to buy and why it is different than regular home owner’s insurance.  If you are going to be a landlord, you essentially need landlord insurance, which… (1 comment)

This is a guest post. As Tammy Wynette famously said – or at least, sang – sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. And we’re not just talking about giving all your love to just one man. Being a woman can mean a lot of different things. Ignoring the stereotypes, instead we will focus on… (3 comments)

This post was featured in Carnival of Personal Finance at Compounding Returns Every time one of our pets gets sick, I ask myself this question: why don’t we have pet insurance? In October our six-year old cat, Charlie (yes, this is his photo), suddenly stopped eating and drinking. He was lethargic and sleeping all day… (27 comments)