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6 Risks All Smart Real Estate Investors Insure Against

Toby Nwazor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Credit Change they say is a constant thing in life. Another constant thing about life is its uncertainty. You never know what may happen in the next ...

Building a Financial Emergency Kit for Your Family

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

What could a financial emergency look like for your family? It could be the weather-related destruction of a home. It could mean sudden serious illnes...

Five Quick Facts to Note When Purchasing Home Insurance

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toby Nwazor

Credit Owning a new home can be a life-changing endeavor. If the goal is a new beginning, a strong foundation is needed to build from. No one howev...

Create a Financial Calendar for the New Year

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

As New Year's Eve approaches, I hear more people making resolutions about their gym memberships and careers than about handling their money in the com...

Death of Local Insurance Agents

Dan Karr | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Dan Karr

The rapidly emerging direct-to-consumer business model will be the death of local insurance agents. Today, we look at the building where the former bo...

What if Buying a Car Was Like Buying Insurance?

Dan Karr | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Dan Karr

You pull up to the dealership anxious to see, touch, feel, smell and drive the new vehicle you have your heart set on buying, only to learn that you can no longer do any of these things. Yes, the famous test drive is out the window, you can't even see what you're about to buy.

Buddy Holly's Hometown Unlikely Pioneer With Lightning and 'CSST' Fuel Gas Solution

Sara Warner | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

A 2012 lightning incident, the resulting house fire and tragic death of a 31-year-old Texan, combined with the resulting civil litigation, seem poised...

This Is What Happens When Your Neighbor's Falling Tree Damages Your House

Andrew Lieb | Posted 06.02.2016 | New York
Andrew Lieb

When trees fall from natural cause, such as a hurricane or tornado, your neighbor is not responsible for the damages caused by the tree or even the removal of the tree itself.

Affording Fido: A Cost Checklist for a New Pet

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Pet ownership can be one of the great pleasures in life but a big financial surprise for those who don't research and plan for everyday and emergency costs. Before taking on the new addition, do your homework and create a budget.

Renters Need Insurance Too

Terry Savage | Posted 05.24.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

chedule expensive items separately. If you have a coin collection, fur coats, valuable antiques or the family silver in your rented apartment, get an appraisal. You'll need specific coverage for those items, which adds to the policy cost but is well worth it.

Surprises About Homeowners' Insurance You Probably Didn't Know

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Did you know that in most States, such as New York, an insurance broker is generally not liable for their failure to advise you on what coverage you should obtain? Let this be your resource guide to advocate for your own best interest in obtaining coverage.

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

10 Things You Should Know to Protect Your Home and Wallet From Disaster

Laura McHolm | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

We all watch the news and know that anything can happen at any time that will change our lives. Sometimes it's an unexpected incident during a predicted or planned event and other times it is all sudden and unexpected like a natural disaster.

Ben Hallman

Insurance Company Settles HUGE Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- An insurance company with close financial ties to JPMorgan Chase agreed Thursday to pay a $14 million fine to New York's top financial reg...

Sinkhole Activity vs. Catastrophic Ground Collapse: Home Insurance in Florida

Alan Cairns | Posted 05.19.2013 | Miami
Alan Cairns

While home insurance policies can be easily amended to include damage from sinkholes, many homeowners in the area opted out of sinkhole cover because the insurance premiums rose fast in 2011.

Are You Financially Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

With "100-year" storms occurring every few years, the expression "think globally, act locally," takes on new meaning. The frequent occurrence of these storms results in the fact that we have to pay more attention to how we are protecting our families.

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

'Enough' Insurance is Often Not Enough

Kenneth S. Klein | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Kenneth S. Klein

Across this entire nation, across all neighborhoods, classes, and communities, and despite homeowners routinely wanting to have and believing they have full insurance, about three-quarters of Americans are underinsured by tens of thousands.

Ben Hallman

Home Insurance Abuse Will Survive New Fannie Mae Rules, Critics Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

New Fannie Mae rules meant to lessen the cost of expensive bank-imposed home insurance would fail to curb some of the most abusive industry practices,...

What Happens When Banks Cozy Up To Insurers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

By Cora Currier ProPublica A class-action lawsuit in Florida that moved forward this week highlights a little-appreciated aspect of the housing m...

Banks Probed For Allegedly Steering Homeowners Into More Expensive Insurance

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Let's say you're a homeowner facing tough times. You're starting to fall behind on your home insurance payments, but then, your bank steps in and buys...

Allstate's Three-Month Catastrophe Losses Equal All Of Last Year's

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BANGALORE (Aditi Sharma) - Allstate Corp (ALL.N), the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said it sees pre-tax catastrophe losses of $...

Extreme Weather Batters The Insurance Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Ben Berkowitz) - In Chester County, South Carolina, off a dirt road in the middle of a field, insurance companies are literally unleashin...