May 9th, 2014
Most people do not enjoy having to pay for life insurance, which makes them want to cancel out their policy. With the price of life insurance and the instability of the economy, it is no wonder why people believe the money they spend on their policy could be used for something else. But, just think, if you were to cancel out your policy and the worse were to happen to you, how would your family afford the bills and other monthly expenses? It is important to have a life insurance policy, especially if you are the only one with an income in your home.
Let’s say you were to get into a terrible accident and you passed away; if you have a life insurance policy, your funeral and related expenses would be paid for. No one wants to think about their death, but it is something that needs to be thought of. It would be terrible for your family to have to worry about money as they mourn your death.
In addition to paying for both your funeral and burial, most life insurance policies will provide your family with money for a year (and sometimes more) after your death. This means your family can properly mourn your death for some time before having to think about where to get money from.
You may be having trouble keeping up with the current price of your life insurance policy. If this is the problem you are having, you may want to look around for other policies. Speak with a few of the best life insurance companies and compare their rates. Most policies for non-smokers and those who work in a low-risk field are not pricy at all. You can get good coverage for a cheap price. The tiny amount you pay each month for your policy is worth knowing your loved ones will be taken care of, should you die.
April 30th, 2014
Keeping your finances in good order is not easy. When you are in debt, it is not unusual to feel like everyone and everything is out to get you. However, it is important to be realistic. Instead of allowing yourself to be a victim, get educated and take control of your finances. Financial literacy, then, is learning what you need to know in order to take charge of your situation. This tips that follow will help you finally find financial success once and for all.
Obviously, you want to get out of debt as soon as possible. However, you have to work at the situation if you want things to improve. You must be realistic about what is happening. That means sitting down and figuring out exactly how much you have to pay back as soon as possible. You will only get yourself in more trouble if you consistently rack up late payment charges and additional interest. A debt $40 or $50 can quickly become hundreds of dollars if you do not pay attention and take the necessary steps to resolve the situation.
Do you have a number of credit cards or loans in your name? Pick the card or loan with the highest interest rate. Pay that off first. If you are trying, but failing, to juggle all your many debts, do not avoid your creditors. Instead, call them and have a frank discussion about your situation. Ask for help in setting up a payment plan. Whatever you do, make sure you stay away from payday loans unless you have no other option. They should not be an easy out if you just want to go on a vacation or buy more “stuff.”
To really improve your life for the better, however, you also need to save for the future. Be careful with your money and start a savings account. Becoming financially literate is possible, but you have to put forth the time and effort necessary.