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Know Your Stuff Mobile App

Know Your Stuff Mobile App

The free mobile app Know Your Stuff from the Insurance Information Institute is a valuable tool to keep track of all your stuff. If you have a theft or fire, you’ll need proof of what you own. Take photos to document all your belongings and the app helps you categorize them and provides a dashboardRead article

Shop for Car Insurance

Shop for Car Insurance

Have you heard the ad about saving 15% on your car insurance in 15 minutes? Well, it may take you an hour, but here are some step to shop for a better rate on your car insurance: Go to the website of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners at naic.org and find the link to your state insurance department’sRead article

Everything you need to know about finances

Everything you need to know about finances

University of Chicago social scientist Harold Pollack says that everything you need to know about finances will fit on one index card. His advice is summarized below: MAX your 401(k) or equivalent employee contribution. Buy inexpensive, well-diversified mutual funds. Pay attention to fees. Avoid actively-managed funds. Never buy or sell an individual security. The personRead article

81 Student Discounts

81 Student Discounts

GiftCardGranny has a list of 81 student discounts to help you make the most of your student status. While most of these are geared toward college students, young scholars of any age should go ahead and try them. A few even apply to grade-school students. So flash your student ID and take advantage of discountsRead article

Preparations to Make Before You Die

Preparations to Make Before You Die

It’s a fact of life that we’re all going to die at some point. While it’s not something you probably want to think about, you can make things a lot easier on yourself (and your family) if you get everything in order now. Here are 7 simple steps to take to be ready. They areRead article

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance?

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance?

Spiraling insurance costs are cutting down your choices. Major carriers like Prudential and MetLife have actually stopped offering individual long-term care insurance policies. Existing policies today cost 6-17% more than they did a year ago. Still, a long-term care policy is important to protect against depleting your savings in the event you need extended care.Read article

Save Money on Car Insurance

Save Money on Car Insurance

Below are steps you can take to lower your insurance rates. Many of these ideas can save money on your homeowner’s insurance as well. Raise your deductible. Raising the deductible on your policy from $200 to $500 could reduce the cost of collision and comprehensive coverage by up to 30%. Raising it to $1,000 couldRead article