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    How Serving in the Military Affects Life Insurance

    Active military and retired veterans have life insurance options that are exclusively available to members of the armed forces.

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    The Truth About Suicide & Life Insurance

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your financial situation is, or the status of your health. Suicide and its contributing factors can affect anyone, and for those left behind, it’s something …

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    Picking a Permanent Life Insurance Policy

    The information and lingo about life insurance in general — particularly permanent life insurance products — can make it seem as though there should be a Rosetta Stone for it. If your eyes glaze over …

  • Reader Question: What’re the Different Kinds of Term Life Insurance?

    Consumer Question: Are there different types of term life? If so, are they all pretty much the same kind of policies? Is there a term life product called ‘mortgage life insurance?’ There are different …

  • Pet Wills and Pet Trusts for Your Pup

    Recently I mentioned the fact that I had selected godparents for my Pekingese, Matilda, and that I had made provisions so that if something happened to me, her godparents wouldn’t be obligated financially …

  • UPDATED: The High Cost of Marriage Inequality

    Marriage equality and benefits for same-sex couples is likely to remain a hot-button political issue for years, as more and more states allow homosexual couples to get married, others allow for civil …

  • Can You Afford to Die?

    Though most people would prefer not to think about death, the reality is that funerals and burials are costly. Learn more about the potential cost of your death.

  • C’est La Vie: Keeping Your Life Insurance Up-to-Date

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” If you’re one of the few smart households that …

  • Top Life Insurance Myths Debunked

    Life insurance is not one of the easiest products to understand, but getting the hang of it isn’t as difficult as most people believe. To compound the innate reluctance, there are more than a few …