The Complete Guide to Life Insurance

Single or married, young or old, many of us should have some sort of life insurance. But wading through the sea of information on life insurance can be confusing and complicated. This guide will help you decide whether to get life insurance, figure out which type will best meet your needs, and shop around for […]


5 Things We Now Know About Obamacare

We’ve learned a lot about Obamacare in the past week. While the trouble with the HealthCare.gov website has monopolized the news, the site will eventually get fixed. What’s here to stay, however, are the lasting changes the Affordable Care Act has made to health care and medical insurance. Here are the five things we now […]


5 Ways to Send Your Car Insurance Payments Sky-High

The more I drive, the more I’m aware of one thing: The roads are jammed with drivers who couldn’t seem to care less about the high cost of operating a motor vehicle. Racing to red lights, making like jackrabbits from stop signs, maniacally risking rollovers and head-on collisions, they appear intent on driving themselves to […]


Consumer Reports Releases Car Reliability Rankings (2013)

Cconsumer Reports has just released its car reliability rankings for 2013. As expected, non-domestic auto manufacturers dominated the top ten spots. There were, however, some surprises. Consumer Reports no longer recommends the Toyota Camry because of less than stellar results on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test. Volvo jumped a whopping 13 […]


The Definitive Guide to Social Security Benefits

If you’re like most Americans, Social Security is a big piece of your retirement plan. And if you’re like most Americans, you don’t know how much Social Security to count on or when to start taking benefits. It’s no surprise that this government-run system is pretty complicated and jargony. But the complication of the Social Security […]


A Brief History of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is the semi-annual ritual of setting our clocks one hour forward or back depending on the season. “Spring forward. . .fall back” is the familiar reminder of which direction we should adjust our clocks. But why do we have DST and where did it come from? It turns out that Daylight Saving […]