Category Archives: Life

Smoke Quitting App Offers Effective Habit-Kicking in the Palm of Your Hand

There’s a never ending list of reasons to quit smoking, and an equally long list of reasons smokers push it off or fail. Millions of smokers genuinely want to kick the habit whether it be because of  health risks, short-term costs and/or long terms financial strain (i.e., higher life insurance premiums than those of non-smokers). But as many smokers and past smokers know, the will to quit can only take … Read More

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Financial Challenges Rise for the Sandwich Generation

The United States’ sluggish recovery from the 2008 recession has taken a disproportional toll on the financial stresses of the “sandwich generation”, a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are supporting a living parent as well as either raising a young child or financially … Read More

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Money Should be Teamwork for Couples

Love and money sometimes don’t mix but research shows that teamwork is essential when it comes to a couple’s finances. Dealing with finances is one of the many logistical aspects of a relationship, and a recent survey points to the importance of making financial decisions as a team instead of leaving those stressful choices in only one partners lap. A recent survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse found that … Read More

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5 Tips to Getting the Cheapest Term Life Insurance

Let’s talk dollars and sense.  Term life insurance is the cheapest form of life insurance you can find, period. The reason is that competition among insurance carriers vying for your dollars has brought rates down. Also, people are living longer, healthier lives. Here are some tips you should know to getting the lowest rates, thus cheapest term life policies on the market. 1. Shop Around. Variety is the spice of … Read More

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Life Insurance: A Natural Part of the Circle of Life

Nobody likes to think about death.  I mean, we all probably enjoy a bit of morbid humor at some point, or have the occasional philosophical discussion about whether or not there is an afterlife.  But as human beings we generally do not like to acknowledge our own mortality. It’s depressing and also out of our control. So if death is inevitable the challenge is figuring out how to live a … Read More

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