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Life Insurance Choices and Annuity Investments

Choosing life insurance and annuities for retirement investments can be a complicated task, but because of the many choices, they should be thoroughly researched. Here you can find life insurance and annuity policy information, articles, ways to estimate need, and investment information along with news and more.
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5 Life Insurance Concerns for Life Insurance Shoppers and Policy Holders
Are you looking into getting life insurance and have some concerns? You may already have a life insurance policy and still have questions. This article will review 5 top concerns for those who are looking into purchasing life insurance or already have a life insurance policy.

Life Insurance Life Stages Planning Guide
Life insurance needs change as one goes through their life. Not everyone needs life insurance at every stage and people in one stage of life should always have life insurance. Then when retirement comes another type of life insurance choice needs to be considered that is not needed at any other life stage.

Funeral Insurance and Memorial Funds: What are the Choices?
Deciding how to pay for your final expenses needs to be done today. There are choices in funeral insurance such as a preneed policy or a guaranteed acceptance life insurance policy. Knowing your choices ahead of time can help you decide what is best for you and make the purchasing process much quicker so you can go on with your life.

An annuity can be a helpful tool for retirement. But, understanding the differences in annuities, such as a fixed annuity and variable annuity, along with the many other differences in annuities can complicate the process of choosing an annuity. Learn more about annuities and so you can decide if they will be a good addition to your retirement...

Life Insurance for the Stay-at-Home Spouse
Most families purchase minimal life insurance for the stay-at-home spouse. They feel this would be sufficient to take care of the basic tasks, at least until the youngest child is out of school. But what about the child's emotional loss from their deceased stay at home parent? Can hired help really take care of those needs? What if the working parent realized they needed to be the stay-at-home parent for a while... would there be enough life insurance to cover the working parent's wages?

Understanding Insurance Claims
Filing an insurance claim can be a worrisome process. It does not always have to be that way. Knowing more about car insurance claims, homeonwers insurance claims and life insurance claims before an insurance claims is filed can ease the fears often associated with the insurance claims process.

Could Your Life Insurance Company Fail?
Life insurance is supposed to be the back up plan for our losses. But, have you ever thought about what would happen if your life insurance company went bankrupt? Unfortunately most people don't realize life insurance companies could fail just like the bank failures we have been through.

Shopping for Life Insurance Quotes
So, you have decided to shop around for life insurance quotes. Want to save a few thousand dollars on your next life insurance policy? Well, think about how long you pay for life insurance and how much of a life insurance quote difference of $5 per month would make over a 30 year term life insurance policy. Now take that figure ($1800) and think about how much more that would be if you would have had it to invest. It really adds up!

Tough Times and Life Insurance: When is it Time to Cancel the Life Insurance?
When tough economical times come, many households find ways to cut expenses. Salary cuts and job losses are among the many reasons why expenses need cut, but when the question to cut life insurance arises you may want to think twice before you choose to cancel your life insurance policy.

The Top Ten Insurance Myths You Need to Know!
Umbrella Insurance is only for the rich. I am alive so I need Life Insurance, right? My co-worker is uninsured and that doesn't effect my insurance. Learn why these insurance myths are inaccurate and find out answers to the top 10 insurance myths everyone should know.

What You Need to Know Before You Meet with the Life Settlement Company
Do you have a life insurance policy and have considered cashing out or a life settlement? If you have a severe medical condition, terminal illness or are facing your later years in life you may have considered such options as life settlements or viatical settlements. Understanding what is the best option for you starts with research.

You Purchased an Affordable Life Insurance Policy, Now What?
Maintain my life insurance policy? Yes! It is great that you found an affordable life insurance policy but purchasing your affordable life insurance policy is just the first step in being a responsible life insurance policy holder. If you want to get the most out of your life insurance policy there are steps you need to do in order to make sure your life insurance policy stays current and safe.

A Senior Citizen's Guide to Insurance Planning
Unfortunately, senior citizens are sometimes lured into insurance marketing proposals by insurance agents who only care about making money and not what is best for their customer. There are a lot of complex choices now when it comes to buying a new insurance policy or changing a current one so doing so should not be something a senior citizen should take lightly.

Life Insurance 101
A life insurance policy is so important, I feel it should be a law in all fifty states that parents and anyone who has someone depending on them should be required to purchase it. Life is so unpredictable and leaving your loved ones to grieve the loss of you on top of no financial support should never be an option.

Your Life Insurance Medical Exam
Now that you have decided to purchase life insurance you may be required to undergo a medical exam. The primary reason life insurance companies need to administer medical exams is to judge how much premium to charge a potential policyholder.

Finding Financial Peace and Freedom: A Five Step Guide
There are thousands of financial tips and secrets out there to scare away anyone just trying to find the basics of how to find a way to find a financial balance. Finding freedom from debt and having the right insurance protection will assure anyone a long-term financial freedom and peace.

How to Know if You Need Life Insurance
Life insurance is designed to protect your family and other people who may depend on you for financial support. Here are some guidelines to help you decide if life insurance is the right choice for you.

Term Life Insurance Shopping Guide
Term life insurance is an effective way to make sure your survivors will be well provided for without a hefty cost to you in premiums. It is very straight forward too: You buy a certain $$ amount of insurance for a "term" of time (such as 10 or 20 years) for a specified monthly, quarterly, or yearly premium. Although term life seems simple enough, here are some term life shopping hints to help you save money and get the best policy for your buck.

Don't Change Your Life Insurance Policy Until You Read This
If you are approached by a life insurance agent and asked to consider canceling your current life insurance policy in order to purchase a replacement policy there are a few things you should know first. Learn how to understand how changes will affect your life insurance and the warning signs to watch for.

How Divorce Changes Insurance Needs
Substantial life changes such as divorce bring about the need to reassess one's finances and insurance should be an important part of that financial reassessment. Here is help to start organizing your divorce insurance reassessment.

How to File a Life Insurance Claim
After a loved one dies, filing the life insurance claim can be confusing and difficult. Find out here what simple steps to take and find out who to contact if you cannot find your loved one's policy.

Life Insurance Needs
How much life insurance do you need? Use these two simple and quick estimate ideas along with suggestions for parents about choosing the best policy.

Is an Annuity Right For You?
Have you maxed out your 401K and IRA and need another tax-advantaged retirement vehicle that doesn't force you into contribution limits? Are you a doctor, lawyer, CPA, architect, or financial planner? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to look into an annuity.

State Specifics
All states have varying insurance laws. Want to know more about insurance laws specific to your state? Find your state commissioners website and phone number here.

Insurance Companies that Provide Domestic Partner Benefits
Here is a comprehensive list, by state, of insurance carriers that provide insurance for domestic partners. Providers on this list are for individuals and companies looking for group health plans and include various coverages such as medical, dental, and life.

The Life Insurance List - Your Life Insurance Amount Depends …
One of the most popular questions for most when dealing with life insurance is about the life insurance amount they would need. Next, of course is what type of life insurance one should buy. Although whole life insurance may be good for some, most experts agree that term life insurance is best and can suit most people's needs at less of a cost. The life insurance amount one needs certainly is muc…

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