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Annuities: Pros vs. Cons

An annuity is an insurance product used to plan for retirement. The beauty of an annuity is that they pay out a steady stream of income when you retire, which can be used to supplement your other retirement accounts, or on its own. Annuities have pros and cons: Pros An annuity can provide you with the income you need to enjoy life during your golden...

Common Types of Surety Bonds & How They Work

A surety bond is a contract that ensures specific obligations are met. These bonds are often required for contractors working on government contracts. They are performance-based. A surety bond is a guarantee between three parties. The parties in a surety bond are: The Principal: The individual who is required to have a surety bond. The Obligee: The individual requesting the bond. The Surety Company: The...

Understanding What Your Home Insurance Policy Covers

Understanding your home insurance policy and what it covers is essential but easier said than done. Insurance contracts are written in a legal language unfamiliar to most of us. To understand your coverage, you may want to get help from a local insurance agent. You need to know what is covered – hopefully long before you need to file a claim. You likely have homeowners'...

Family Floater Life Insurance Policy and How They Work

A "family floater" plan provides life insurance coverage to all family members. These policies are a smart choice for many families. Also called "family life insurance," your entire family has life insurance with a single policy, a far simpler and more efficient process. Life insurance policies are typically purchased to cover the parents. If one of the breadwinners for the family should suddenly pass away,...

4 Things to Know About Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance or “EPLI” is a form of business insurance specifically to protect against employment-related lawsuits. While the suit may not be accurate, once filed, you will need to defend against the case, which can prove to be very expensive without this type of insurance. The right Employment Practices Liability Insurance can help you get through challenging legal situations without sustaining severe financial...