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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

In a previous post, I provided some guidance as to who needs life insurance. If you determine that you need it, the next question is, “how much?” You’ll hear about various guidelines for answering that question, usually based on multiples of your salary. Some say you should carry life insurance with a death benefit equal […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Up With The Lottery Winner Next Door, Saving On Your Next Vacation, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why you might go bankrupt if your next-door neighbor wins the lottery (Wall Street Journal). Really interesting research into the whole keeping-up-with-the-Joneses phenomenon. Life insurance made easy (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). A simple two-step process […]

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Does Permanent Life Insurance Ever Make Sense?

In recent weeks, I’ve written articles designed to help you figure out whether you need life insurance, and if so, how much.  Once you’ve taken those steps, the next decision will be whether to go with term or permanent insurance. What’s the Difference Between Term and Permanent Life Insurance? Term life insurance. Term life insurance […]

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