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Health care costs are a big concern for people going into retirement, but the costs of long-term care can still be a shock. Here are a few facts: • 70% of people over 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point. • For married couples, the chance that one spouse will need long-term care rises to 91%. READ MORE >>

The mortality rate in Massachusetts declined substantially in the four years after the state enacted a law in 2006 mandating universal health care coverage, providing the model for the Affordable Care Act. In a study released last week, Harvard School of Public Health professors Benjam... READ MORE >>

When it comes to life insurance, most buyers simply pick a number for the desired death benefit and go through the motions of the application process. There isn’t much thought as to the amount or type of insurance best fits the bill. Term insurance is the most popular type of life insurance bought in the US today. READ MORE >>

Life insurance is supposed to provide peace of mind. But for many, the approval process gives them nothing but nightmares.  The cost of life insurance varies depending on an applicant’s health history. According to a recent survey, smokers, on average, pay more than three times for the same policy than non-smokers. READ MORE >>

Financial needs change with change in one's life stage. Whether it's your marriage, children's education or retirement years, you need money to get through the various stages of life comfortably. Life insurance helps you meet these requirements and prepares you for unforeseen expenses. READ MORE >>

If you're co-signing big student loans for your child, you may want to buy a life insurance policy while you're at it. While no one wants to imagine the death of their child, taking out insurance on your son or daughter -- or asking them to purchase their own plan -- will protect you from being hit with mountains of debt should tragedy strike. READ MORE >>

Having insurance is a lot like carrying an umbrella with you at all times: Most of the time it feels burdensome, but boy, are you glad to have it when the rain comes. The right insurance policies are key to a healthy financial life. Below, we've explained briefly which those are, plus when you should purchase them. READ MORE >>

Should you buy inflation protection for long-term care insurance? Absolutely. In fact, if you don’t think you can afford that extra coverage, you should probably rethink whether you should buy the insurance at all. READ MORE >>

Life insurance is kind of like the Rodney Dangerfield of financial planning. As one of most people’s least favorite financial topics, it gets no respect. Yet, it’s something that almost everyone needs and not having it when you need it can be devastating to your family’s well being. READ MORE >>

In recent months, major insurers have adopted “gender distinct” rates for new coverage. Translation: If you’re a woman, you’ll now pay more than a man for the same coverage. Rates for single women rose 20 to 40% last year, while rates for single men fell 15%, says Jesse S... READ MORE >>

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