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Insurers keep close eye on extreme weather report

Mar 28, 2012
The IPCC is about to release its latest findings regarding extreme weather trends and climate change. The predictions can help insurers figure out what to cover, and for how much.
Posted In: weather, climate change, insurance

Survivorship insurance

Mar 9, 2012
In what circumstances does it make sense for a couple to buy "second to die" life insurance? Ann, Waukesha, WI
Posted In: estate tax, Estate planning, insurance

Insurance: It's complicated

Feb 23, 2012
My real question is about disability and long-term care insurance. I have some level of short- and long-term disability through work, but my husband has nothing (besides Social Security), and neither of us has long-term care insurance. I worry about what would happen if we lost one income stream. We've looked into these programs, but they are not cheap (especially the long-term care insurance). Is this something we should have? If we do, it will probably mean less savings in other areas (such as retirement). Is it worth the trade-off? Catherine, Princeton, NJ
Posted In: disability insurance, long-term care insurance, insurance, retirement savings

GPS unit, meet car insurance

Feb 10, 2012
Some relationships are just meant to be. The idea is pretty basic: drive safer, get better rates. We’re watching you.
Posted In: insurance, navigation, gps, big brother, car, Auto, tracking, telemetry

Untangling whole and term-life insurance

Feb 10, 2012
Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch and CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger break down the different types of life insurance.
Posted In: insurance, whole life, term life, decision, investment

Thrill seeker? Risk averse? It matters

Feb 6, 2012
What I like about the insurance money management framework is that it takes seriously the idea that how you save and where you save is all about what you want out of life -- your goals, your desires, your values, your lifestyle.
Posted In: Investing, insurance, portfolios, retirement savings

Term isn't for life

Jan 24, 2012
My husband and I have had term life insurance since we married. Now that our children are on their own, I'm considering canceling my life insurance. Is this "penny wise and pound foolish"? We no longer depend on my income to pay bills. What other reasons are there for keeping term life insurance? Jane, Shorewood, WI
Posted In: life insurance, insurance, Savings, Retirement

Investing in a health savings account

Dec 20, 2011
For 2012, I'm switching to a high-deductible health plan and will enroll in the associated health savings account. What investment strategy do you recommend? Cash, bonds or total market? Ken, Portland, OR
Posted In: insurance, health insurance, Investing

Time for life insurance

Nov 7, 2011
Question: I'm 38, my wife is 33. Our only debt currently is a $350/month car payment and $120/month student loan payment. We currently rent but are...
Posted In: Getting Personal, insurance

Family budgets slashed by health care costs

Sep 8, 2011
We know healthcare is increasingly expensive. Still, I always find the numbers stunning. For instance, from 1999 through 2009 U.S. spending on...
Posted In: Economics, insurance

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