April 24, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Big insurance companies are taking an “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” approach to the consumer insurance market, as Americans...
April 17, 2013
My mom has recently taken on a task that is exactly as practical as it is morbid: preparing her will.
Actually, she’s preparing wills for...
March 14, 2013
Hmm, that’s a tough one to answer because it can be so different for each individual.
One rule of thumb bantered about is to have 10-15 times your salary in life insurance. So if you make $100,000 per year, then you should have about $1...
February 27, 2013
In November 2012, CNN Money reported that a typical, traditional American funeral costs around $10,000. This of course can vary widely depending on...
February 21, 2013
February 13, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Married Americans over the age of 50 are splitting up at a record pace, and that presents them with a unique number of problems and challenges.
According to a...
January 28, 2013
There is not a parent of young children who does not agonize over this decision. Outside of you and your spouse, there is never a perfect choice. One parent thinks his sister would be perfect, even if she lives in a commune outside of Reno. The...
January 17, 2013
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Yes, you probably need it if your kids are small. If you died, your husband would have to provide the children with day care until they started school. That might cost $1,000 a month for each of them. Then they’...
November 14, 2012
Many Baby Boomers, like me, are sandwiched between caring for our children and our parents. If you’re lucky enough to still have your parents around, like I do, consider yourself blessed. With the many challenges that we face living between...
November 12, 2012
You have our sympathy. We're not going to recommend watching “The Bucket List,” because Jack Nicholson hasn't done a good movie since “The Departed” and because no amount of feel-good schmaltz can paper over the serious questions you have to...