Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

Sometimes you get good advice and it’s not till much later that you realize the wisdom of the advice. Such is the case with advice from my dad. He often provided unsolicited advice about a host of things, which was usually unappreciated and not fully understood at the time. As a trainer for a large life insurance company he loved his job and was always in training mode, even at home. The best piece of advice he ever gave me was: Best Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me A portion of everything you earn is yours to keep. I found the advice to

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Do All Doctors Accept Medigap

Do All Doctors Accept Medigap

If you are turning 65 and comparing Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans, you will probably ask "do all doctors accept Medigap plans?". This is one of the most common questions for people turning 65 - it can seem complex, but the answer is actually very straight-forward. Do All Doctors Accept Medigap Put simply, when it comes to accepting Medigap plans, it all depends on if your doctor accepts Medicare itself. Medigap plans "follow" Medicare. So, if a doctor or hospital takes Medicare, they will accept your Medigap plan. It does not matter which company or plan you have since Medigap plans

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Selecting Right Homeowner’s Insurance for your Lifestyle

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Are you a first-time home buyer? An established homeowner? An empty nester? Whatever stage of life you’re in, it pays to make sure you have the right insurance – and you’re not paying for coverage you don’t need. Selecting Right Homeowner’s Insurance for your Lifestyle Homeowner policies can be customized to fit to your lifestyle, so you’re not automatically paying for coverage on home upgrades you don’t have, such as security systems, expensive jewelry or antique collections, says Charles Valinotti, senior vice president with insurer QBE. He says regardless of lifestyle stage, there’s one type of coverage everyone should have –

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Comparing Life Insurance

Comparing Life Insurance

Life Insurance is NOT a Commodity Nobody wants to talk to about life insurance.  It’s just not an enjoyable topic.  I mean who wants to pretend they are dead and then imagine all the heartache and financial ruin that comes to those you love? Nobody!  But to the extent that you are willing to go through this mental exercise, there are things you should know about life insurance and one of the big ones is that life insurance is not a commodity. Comparing Life Insurance If you are deciding between two things and they are identical in every way then the

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The Basics of Medicare & Choosing the Right Plan

When you reach 65, you face an important milestone: You are now eligible for Medicare. Contrary to popular belief, Medicare is not free, and it's important to understand the ins and outs of Medicare before you sign up. Making the wrong choices can be expensive. Even if you've been on Medicare for years, you may want to re-evaluate your options annually to make sure you've got the right plan. The annual open enrollment period, during which you can switch Medicare plans, runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. "I think everyone should consider switching," says Lita Epstein, author of "The Complete Idiot's

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5 Things to Consider When Comparing Health Insurance Plans

Whether you’re in good health naturally or you rely on medication and specialists to stay that way, finding the right health insurance plan is key—and you could pay a penalty if you don’t have it. 5 Things to Consider When Comparing Health Insurance Plans If you’re self-employed, your employer doesn’t offer health insurance, or even if you simply think you might be better off on a different plan than what your employer offers, you may find yourself buying individual health insurance. While shopping for your own health insurance may seem daunting, breaking down the plans can help you make a more informed

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