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Homeowners Can Spend Over $9K A Year In Hidden Costs | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home is so much more than finding the perfect place, applying for a home loan and budgeting for a monthly mortgage payment -- it's thousands of dollars more than many homeowners expect.

10 Surprises When Inheriting Real Estate

Andrew Lieb | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Following the death of a loved one, you may become the recipient of an unexpected parcel of real estate. Yet, with every windfall comes great obligations, so be prepared for the surprises you may encounter when inheriting property.

6 Must-have Insurance Policies

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Poor planning in just one of these areas could be detrimental to your long-term wealth. It will only take one catastrophe to put you in a world of financial hurt. However, the natural tendency is to try to skimp or even self-insure with various types of risk. Don't do it.

Make Sure Your Family Has a Disaster Plan

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Even though we can't always predict natural disasters, we can anticipate their likely aftermaths, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies and overtaxed relief organizations.

Financial Advice for New Fathers

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Each year when Father's Day rolls around, I'm reminded that I wouldn't trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But when I think back to how naïve my wife and I once were about the costs of raising children, I can't help wishing we'd been better prepared.

Homeowner Insurance 101

Robert Morris | Posted 03.21.2014 | Money
Robert Morris

Chances are, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make -- so make sure it is protected.

Choosing the Right Home Alarm System

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

As with any major purchase, it pays to shop around. Don't fall for high-pressure sales techniques or scare tactics. Once you've identified a few good candidates, check for customer complaints.

Prepare Now for Natural Disasters

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Once your physical safety has been assured, you'll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes.

Must-have Insurance Plans

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Many people adopt a "penny wise, pound foolish" mentality when it comes to buying insurance. When trying to lower expenses, some will drop or reduce needed coverage. Here are insurance policies no household should be without.

One Big Problem No One's Talking About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money

Amidst the power outages, gas shortages, mass transit shutdowns and school closures left behind in Superstorm Sandy's wake, there's one issue few peop...

Little-Known Insurance Fee Could Pound Affected Homeowners

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

Have you ever heard of a “hurricane deductible?” Well, your insurance company probably has, and it could cost you thousands if your home was damag...

Temporary Housing Planned for Louisiana Parishes After Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

On Sept. 3, when Jiles returned to Braithwaite after evacuating to Houston with a caravan of relatives, he found his neighborhood cordoned off because it was within a mile of Stolthaven. "We were under mandatory evacuation," he said.

'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.

Fleecing of American Homeowners: Lender Force-Placed Insurance

Anna Cuevas | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money
Anna Cuevas

Homeowners who were facing financial difficulties find themselves at risk of foreclosure, especially if the insurance premium is substantial.

Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings
Jason Alderman

What bride- or groom-to-be hasn't had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake?

Empty Homes Need Additional Insurance

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

There are many reasons why someone might leave their home unoccupied for months at a time. In each case, there's one very important person you should call well before locking the door that last time -- your insurance agent.

Top 10 Twister States

Amy Danise | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money
Amy Danise

A natural-disaster -- and damage to your house - can leave you feeling vulnerable. Along with repairs and reconstruction, you may see a long insurance claim stretching out ahead of you.

Financial Advice for Fathers

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

With Father's Day upon us, dads everywhere are gearing up for an avalanche of gifts from their spouses and kids. If you really want to return their affection, think about what you can do to protect your family financially, now and in the future.

Insurance Reality Check

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? Unfortunatel...