August 2012

At Some Point, Will We All Buy ID Theft Insurance?

You might have heard about the article by Mat Honan published on Wired magazine a few weeks ago. I highly recommend reading it if you have not. Basically, he became the (very) unlucky victim of one or many very motivated and capable hackers that ended up among other things taking control of his email, his Apple account, wiping out his iPhone, iPad and MacBook computer, spamming his twitter list, etc. It’s a terrible story and one that made me think quite a bit. How bad could it be if someone was motivated (by financial or other motives) to take me

5 Tricks to Get The Best Term Life Insurance Quotes

  We all know that we should have insurance. For most people, term life insurance is definitely the best choice. Since most of your insurance needs are timely, you don’t need to get permanent life insurance coverage through a whole life policy. Term life insurance will cover your needs for the time you really need it.   There is something I find very frustrating when it comes down to selecting an insurance company. The problem is that once you have calculated your insurance needs, you still need to shop around to get the best term life insurance quotes. While getting

Profiling By Insurance Companies

When I open a bank account and get asked all kinds of information, I don’t love it, but I don’t feel like I’m being judged either. I mean, clearly, my bank doesn’t give a “damn” about me living in this or this street, being a male, having kids or being married. It’s useful information that might be used to better sell me products in the future but it has no direct or indirect effect on the interest rate that I will be receiving on my account, what charge I will face at ATM’s, etc. If I ask for a loan,

Mission: Finding A Reliable and Trustworthy Insurance Broker

I don’t know about you, but I have a few friends that are not only great to hang around with but also are very useful. Knowing a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant can always help out. One missing key among my entourage is the fact that I am not friends with an insurance broker. In a world where insurance policies are becoming increasingly complex and where it’s more difficult than ever to truly determine what type of insurance we need, what premiums we should reasonably expect to pay and where to get the best coverage. It’s Not All About The

Have You Ever Met An Honest Insurance Salesman?

One of the big reasons why I started this blog was because it just seems impossible to find honest, objective information about insurance policies. When I go to the garage, I always keep in mind a doubt that what they’re telling me needs to be repaired is not actually broken but that the guy simply needs a few more dollars to reach his objectives. How could I know? Same thing when I go shopping for a tv and the sales guy tells me that this new technology makes a world of difference. It becomes very difficult for me to know

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