Category Archives: Life Insurance

Choosing a Life Insurance Beneficiary

I think that the beneficiary status on a life insurance policy is an often over looked when handling one’s finances and estate planning, however, for many it is the largest asset they leave behind for their heirs and should be handled with care.  As with everything on this site, I am not providing legal or financialContinue Reading

Updating, Upgrading and Increasing my Life Insurance

I knew that after I bought the new house it was time to take a step back and really reevaluate the basics of my personal finance situation.  One of the first things I did was to make sure any newly acquired consumer debt was at zero percent interest.  I, then, calculated my new monthly nutContinue Reading

Life Insurance May be Taxable

The life insurance industry and to a larger extent new agents therein are quick to proclaim that life insurance death benefits are always 100% tax free… this is just plain wrong.  The sad part, is that those newer agents don’t even know that they are only providing their client’s with half-truths.  There are very real,Continue Reading

At What Age Do I HAVE to Buy Life Insurance?

Evan’s Note: I disagree with this Guest Blogger.  I believe the time is much earlier than the one he proposes.  First off, you don’t ever have to buy life insurance; however, if you want to be smart, live comfortably, and ensure that your loved ones won’t be burdened by any financial strain that you leaveContinue Reading

Would You Buy Your Life Insurance at Walmart?

Bloomberg reported earlier this month that MetLife, the largest life insurer in America, is going to be selling prepaid life insurance on the shelves of Walmart.  The article explains the transaction and prices pretty simply, A one-year policy, providing a $10,000 death benefit, is advertised at $69 for people ages 18 to 44. Those 60Continue Reading

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhereContinue Reading