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Tips for shaping up your finances

It’s easy for us to focus on our health and fitness because we can see the results of taking care of  ourselves and working out on a regular basis. It also easy to achieve the same results with your financial fitness by following some of the advice you receive for getting into shape. Here are […]

What to consider when buying a bike

Before you even enter a bike store you need to consider why you want to buy a bike, where you’re going to ride and your level of experience. The more you know about what kind of riding you want to do, the easier it will be to work with your local bike store to select […]

Clarifying Health care terms: What is an out-of-pocket maximum?

We all know that health care terms can get very confusing. One such term is out-of-pocket maximum (OOPM). Once you understand what it means you also need to understand how it affects you and your family, and the health plan you choose. Out-of-pocket maximum or OOPM means Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed […]

Getting ready for an overseas trip

It’s that time of year – when everyone takes off for their vacations.  Some places you may have visited before, while others will be adventures to exotic places. If you are planning an overseas trip here are some thing consider to prepare for a safe, enjoyable trip. Be Aware of Any Travel Alerts and Warnings […]

What to consider when buying long-term care insurance

When to  buy your policy: The older you are, the more expensive the coverage. Buying coverage in your 50’s is definitely cheaper than buying it when you are 65 or older  The duration of your coverage:  Think about how long you want your long-term-care insurance to last following a medical event. Some plans offer unlimited coverage, […]

Is Cancer Insurance Right For You?

Cancer insurance was created in response to the increasing rate of cancer diagnoses worldwide and is designed to help reduce the cost of cancer care. But, is it right for you? What is Cancer Insurance? Cancer insurance is a type of supplemental insurance policy that helps reduce the cost of cancer treatment. It doesn’t replace […]

How to Choose Running Shoes

Most running shoes feel comfortable when you’re standing in a shoe store. But, you will only know you made the right choice after several miles into your run. You’ll soon realize that the best shoe for you has more to do with your running style and the shape of your foot than it does with […]

Five tips for saving in Car Insurance for Teen Drivers

The day has finally come. Your teen is about to get his or her driver’s license. This is a day of dread and a day of glee. You will no longer need to be the chauffeur for your child but your child is now going to get access to the family car or maybe a […]

Don’t Let Gaps in Your Insurance Coverage Put You at Financial Risk

Buying insurance is about avoiding risk. We all know we need health insurance to cover some of the cost of healthcare. Homeowners insurance or renters insurance assume the risk of loss in case your home is damaged or destroyed. But, have you really taken all aspects of your family and life into account. Here are […]

Are You Ready to File Your Taxes?

Tax season is here and the big questions is, “Will you be ready to file your taxes on or before April 15?” Here are some pointers to consider to help you get ready. First off, have you located all of your necessary paperwork such as W-2 forms, 1099’s Social Security information Receipts and last year’s […]

Planning for Summer Starts Now!

In some places the snow has reached record levels and isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. In other places, the cold is hanging on and the rain is coming in waves. Yet, believe it or not, now is the time to make your summer camp plans for your kids, before all the programs fill up! What […]

Your Marketplace Coverage and Your 2014 Tax Return

Did you know that your health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace may affect your taxes? If you or someone in your household was enrolled in a health plan through the Marketplace in 2014, you’ll need some new information to file your federal income taxes. Here are some tips to help you get going Watch […]

Wearable fitness tracking devices aren’t enough to change habits

Are you one of the 1 to 2% of the people in the U.S. wearing a fitness tracking device? If so, you are on the leading edge of one of the fastest growing industries. But, the bigger question is if that fitness device is really changing your habit? In a recent article in the Journal […]

Getting Ready for 2015? It’s Time For Your Year-End Insurance Review

With the end of 2014 and the start of 2015, I’m sure that you too are amazed that another year has come and gone. I keep wondering where 2014 went and how am I ever going to get caught up! To get a firm hold of the new year, I suggest reviewing your insurance policies […]

Three Free Calendar Apps to Keep You on Track in the New Year

We’re all still busy getting ready for the holidays but 2015 is right around the corner. For many of us it’s the time to assess what changes we want to make in the coming year. It’s also a time to declare that we’re going to get organized once and for all! To help with that, […]