Alternatives to Healthcare.gov Coming Soon

The rollout of the federal healthcare exchange website, Healthcare.gov, has been about as smooth as cottage cheese. It’s been nearly two months since the website launched, and I still cannot register and compare insurance plans. That’s the bad news. The good news is that change is coming. According to CNN: “Julie Bataille of the Centers […]

Published or Updated: November 20, 2013

Reader Question: Do I Qualify for an Obamacare Subsidy?

We recently published The Definitive Guide to Obamacare for Individuals. It truly is a comprehensive guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. In response to a question from a reader named Linda, however, today we are going to focus specifically on the health insurance premium subsidies that are available under Obamacare. Here’s […]

Published or Updated: November 7, 2013

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 […]

Published or Updated: October 29, 2013

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 […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

The Definitive Guide to Obamacare for Individuals

As of Oct. 1, 2013, the Affordable Care Act mandates that each state have a health care exchange. Even though the Affordable Care Act is moving forward, many people are confused about Obamacare. Who does it affect? How do you shop for insurance? What level of coverage should you choose? This comprehensive guide will walk […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Your 60-Second Guide to Obamacare

If you follow the news at all, you know that the ObamaCare-mandated healthcare exchanges open today, October 1, 2013. But even if you are an avid news-watcher or reader, you may not understand all the details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You’re certainly not alone! The ACA is a complex law, and it’s confusing […]

Published or Updated: September 30, 2013

[Video] How to Determine Your Cost of Health Insurance Under Obamacare

Today the federal government released some data on the cost of premiums under Obamacare. I spent several hours this morning looking at government websites in an effort to determine just how much health insurance will cost. It turned out to be so convoluted that I decided to put together a video to walk through the […]

Published or Updated: September 25, 2013

4 COBRA Alternatives That Could Save You Money

If you’ve ever been laid off or left your job voluntarily, you may have looked into COBRA — and found that it would cost you a small fortune to continue your health insurance, especially since the government no longer subsidizes COBRA costs. Luckily, there are alternatives in today’s insurance market. Here’s what you need to […]

Published or Updated: August 28, 2013

6 Things You May Not Know About Renters Insurance

Photo: StevenM_61 According to a 2012 study by the Insurance Information Institute, 31 percent of renters had renters insurance. Many renters don’t have insurance because they don’t know what it is and why they need it, or because they think they can’t afford it. Renters insurance is just as necessary as homeowners insurance, even though […]

Published or Updated: June 21, 2013

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