How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

When my wife and I first had children, one of the big questions I asked was a familiar one: How much life insurance do I need? While nobody likes to think of their own demise, it’s prudent to consider what financial ramifications your death could have on those you leave behind. It gives me tremendous […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

The 10 Most Expensive States to Insure Your Automobile

As any driver knows, a whole host of variables can affect how much you pay to insure a car on the road. Getting older? The most dangerous drivers are younger than 25, the safest between 50 and 65. Statistically safer drivers, women tend to pay less. Accidents and tickets within a recent number of years […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2012

The DoughRoller Weekly RoundUp (What’s Another $50 Billion Edition)

On June 1st, COBRA subsidies expired, meaning newly unemployed individuals can no longer be eligible to receive a 65% deduction on their current health care plan if they chose to keep it after becoming unemployed.  For example, let’s say John Q was laid off on January 1st, 2010.  COBRA allows John to continue his health-care […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

25 Factors That Affect Auto Insurance Premiums

There are a lot of factors that affect how much you pay for auto insurance. Some of these factors are in your control, some are not. Auto insurance companies use a process called underwriting to take your information, assess the risk they believe you present, and then quote a premium. While insurance companies do not […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance–A Great Idea Ahead of its Time

At first glance, it seems like a great idea. Pay by the mile auto insurance. Drive a lot, pay more. Drive less, and save. But what seems like a great idea has had difficulty gaining traction. For a variety of reasons, including technology, regulations, and marketing, pay as you go auto insurance has stalled in […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

InsureMe.com Review

Before the days of the internet, the ways in which you could compare insurance quotes were limited to two.  Either you had the time to visit brick and mortar insurance companies and provide all of your personal details, or you sat at home attached to your phone talking with a sales representative.  The process was […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

The Ins and Outs of Car Insurance Deductibles

One of the easiest ways to save money is to adjust insurance deductibles. A deductible, to put it simply, is the money you pay out-of-pocket before your insurance company kicks in and pays its part. When it comes to automobile insurance, or any insurance for that matter, it’s critical that you set smart deductibles for […]

Published or Updated: September 26, 2010

Is the 65% COBRA Subsidy Going, Going, Gone?

Update: Today, President Obama signed into law an extension of the COBRA Subsidy through March 31, 2010 This is a good news, bad news, and then maybe some more good news kind of story. You’ve no doubt heard of COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), which according to the Department of Labor “gives workers and […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Is Renter’s Insurance Worth the Cost?

Hoping one day soon to own a home, I have been renting apartments for the last 7+ years.  The renting first started when I moved to Miami for school and has continued well after I’ve graduated.  With my credit not in the best of shape, renting has been my only housing option and one that […]

Published or Updated: March 3, 2015

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