If life insurance wasn't a priority before, it will become one if your health declines. The combination of realizing the most important people in your life are financially dependent on you and you are no longer invincible is a wake-up call for many.Most consumers with health issues admit that getting life insurance while they were young and healthy was always a thought, but nothing ever pushed them to pursue it until now. No one likes to think about their untimely passing, but having a health condition prompts the thought of “If something happened to me, would my family be okay?” The harsh reality is when these health complications arise, it becomes a challenge to find affordable…
Landlord Insurance 101: A Guide to Rental Property Insurance for Owners
More and more Americans are becoming landlords — either by necessity or choice — but do they know what it takes to insure their rental property? Co...
A teen didn’t know where she wanted to go to college. Then she was accepted to more than 50.
Seventeen-year-old Jakelia Baker was accepted to more than 50 colleges and awarded about $1.3 million in scholarships.
How to Secure Your Boat for a Hurricane
Expert tips to protect your boat from an approaching hurricane.
How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?
You can’t pinpoint the ideal amount of life insurance you should buy down to the penny. But you can make a sound estimate if you consider your current financial situation…
10 Things to Know About Condominiums
1. To adequately insure one's condo apartment, it is important to review the condo association's bylaws and proprietary lease to find out which structural
Learn to Cut at a Barber School Florida
Attending barber schools Florida is without a doubt a great way to gain a new career, but what is a barber?
The List (aka what financial documents you should keep safe—and dry)
(This post originally ran in July of 2011, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it seems pertinent to run it again--especially in light of the advice in the last paragraph.) How many of you have legal and financial documents stashed in different drawers in different locations? Perhaps you have some in your home safe, some in drawers in the bedroom, others in the den and more in the office. What happens when you become sick or die? Does any one person know where all the documents are located? Probably not, including you. The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article, The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die, addressing just this problem. The article was two pages long, very detailed and well written, so let me give you a synopsis of…
Seven Big Lawn and Garden Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them
Most homeowners make mistakes in their yard. Gardening and lawn care are full of crazy do's and don'ts, nature doesn't always cooperate and who has the time to make things perfect? Here are seven of the biggest blunders people tend to make in their yards.
How to give your home to your children tax-free
In order for the transaction to work properly, you’ve got to plan ahead. Here is a rundown of your options.