Ahhh, here comes the pool attendant with that fresh towel you asked for. Isn’t vacation relaxing? Not if you’re stressing about whether to tip him, how much to tip him or whether all these tips – a dollar here, five dollars there, 15% of the bill over here – are busting your vacation budget. Who will you be expected to tip on your journey, and how much is typically appropriate? Take our quiz to find out now. More >>
Retirement is an emotional issue, as well as a financial one, and a new survey shows just how emotional it can be by exploding five commonly believed myths. More >>
Shopping for life insurance can feel a bit like learning a foreign language: You hear a lot of unfamiliar terms—and many of them can be confusing. So we’re here to help! More >>
Happy Birthday to the InsureNOW Direct blog! This past year we worked to provide interesting and informative content while adding some fun on Fridays. We look forward to another great year! Have a suggestion? Leave a comment below!
Since we are all a year older and wiser, test your mental sharpness by tackling these brain teasers. More >>
Virtually every time I speak to sales organizations, I get asked, “What do I do when I don’t hear back from people? I don’t want to be a pain in the you-know-what.” Keeping in touch is so darn hard. More >>
What you’ll pay for a life insurance policy can vary dramatically; men pay higher premiums than women, older policyholders pay more than younger ones and smokers pay more than non-smokers. But just how much does your age, gender or smoking habit cost you? More >>
Halloween is a celebration of all things spooky, and in the United States it’s surrounded by a few odd traditions like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. Here are a few interesting facts about how some of today’s practices got started as well as other fun tidbits about the unique holiday. More >>
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Most of us take more time planning our vacations than our financial futures. That’s why we decided that a quick chat with a top financial advisor might do us all some good. We spoke with Sarah Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC, who is a partner and President of Business & Estate Advisers Inc. in the Minneapolis area. She led us through some common misconceptions about life insurance and who actually has an “estate.” More >>
I wanted to remind everyone about a simple yet very effective financial literacy tool: Monopoly.
There are few better lessons in life than on-the-job training. Monopoly is a great tool to simulate financial lessons. I’d recommend that you wait for a rainy day to pull the popular board game out, but when that day comes, you’ll find tons of excitement for children of all ages. More >>