What to Do If Your Job Does Not Give You Insurance

What to Do If Your Job Does Not Give You Insurance

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In my adult life, I've had two short spells where I didn't have insurance from my job. The first time was while working as a server at a restaurant between jobs in 2008, the second is right now, where my new company's insurance doesn't kick in for 90 days. In those times, I have had to find my own insurance or be in scary situation of not having insurance. … [Read more...]

6 Awesome Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

6 Awesome Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

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I have spoken to many friends over the last month or so about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, about the benefits they can get from the new law. There are so many lies and so much misinformation out there regarding the law, it is important to understand the key benefits you get from this historic legislation. … [Read more...]

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

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Most of us think about banks for checking and savings accounts, tellers and ATMs, but don’t know about the wide array of services some banks offer. In my time working in a bank, I learned a ton about what we had to offer, and some larger, national banks offer even more. … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

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As many of you know, I bought my first condo just over a year ago. Going from renter to buyer, I learned a lot about insurance. When it is time for you to renew or evaluate your next policy, you should know the basics of what is covered and what is not. … [Read more...]

Investing in Fine Art

Investing in Fine Art

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On Saturday afternoon, I went to an art gallery and bought my first very high quality painting. I have graduated from the college days of posters to the grown up days of fine art. A lot went through my head before I handed over my credit card. … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Disasters

If you hadn’t seen the news, there are several large fires right now in my home state of Colorado. I have seen the smoke up close. I was four miles away when the Treasure Fire started just outside of Leadville and work just over the hill from the Flatiron Fire in Boulder.Yesterday, I was told a family friend in Colorado Springs lost their home to the Waldo Canyon Fire along … [Read more...]

Never Mind the Budget: Get Your Own Finances in Order

Never Mind the Budget: Get Your Own Finances in Order

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If this year’s budget and the continuing series of cuts have got you worried about your personal finances, here are some simple ways to put your own house in order. Taking control of your own finances is the best way to ensure you are not overly affected by changes introduced by the budget or the latest string of spending cuts. … [Read more...]

Umbrella Policies 101

It’s important to keep your financial livelihood in mind when planning for the future. A common way to do so is to ensure that all of your assets are well-insured. Liability automotive insurance and homeowner’s insurance are common measures of precaution, but they aren’t always enough. Some people opt for extra protection with a product called umbrella coverage. Read on to find … [Read more...]

Business Insurance 101 for Young Entrepreneurs

Even small businesses need insurance protection, but knowing what kind of coverage you need and where to get cheap insurance quotes is not always easy. If you are like most young entrepreneurs, you operate on a fairly lean budget, but good business sense dictates that you protect yourself, your property and your personnel from devastating financial losses. Finding the balance … [Read more...]

Fixing Your Own Economy

If you read the news today or listen to talk radio, you will most likely hear some mention of unemployment and how bad the economy is. I disagree, the economy is in great shape. You just need to look after yourself to ensure your personal economy stays on top. Education Education is the core to most people's financial success. If you look at top CEOs today, almost every … [Read more...]

Simplee Automates Your Insurance

Simplee Automates Your Insurance

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It is no secret that I am a huge fan of automation and aggregation. The fewer places you have to look for your financial information, the less time you will use and the less likely you are to mess up. Simplee simplifies and automates your insurance just like Mint or Adaptu does with your finances.What It DoesSimplee works with your insurance account to make sure you … [Read more...]