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Renters Insurance

How Much Insurance Do You Need In Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.

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.

Before You Rent, Do Your Homework

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Maybe you're a college student looking to rent your first apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the first time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property.

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.

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.

How to Avoid Being a Bad Roommate

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Roommate tensions are not limited to strangers. When cash-strapped young adults return to the nest, or older parents move in with grown kids for financial or caregiver assistance, long-suppressed family grievances can erupt if you're not careful.

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.

A Skeptic's Guide to Renters Insurance

Women & Co | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Women & Co

As a somewhat jaded insurance-purchaser, I set out to learn everything I could to avoid falling prey to a policy that provides less-than-sufficient coverage.

Why You Need Renters Insurance

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

One common misconception among many people who rent their homes is that they are covered under their landlord's insurance in case of an accident, burglary, or other disaster. Let me dispel that myth and a few others as well.