Insurance

Going To The Emergency Room Is Like Getting Two Kicks To The Groin

Our first visit to the emergency room unfolded three years ago when our daughter displayed signs of anaphylaxis due to a food allergy. Unsure of what steps to take, we dialed 911, which led to an ambulance arriving promptly to transport us 16 minutes to the nearest hospital. The paramedics administered epinephrine, then the ER […]

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Home Insurance Needs For Paid Off Properties With No Mortgage

In my post, the percentage of homeowners who pay cash, a reader asked my opinion on having home insurance for paid-off properties. Paid off properties include a property you purchased with all cash or a property you own after paying off the mortgage. This is a dilemma I wrestled with after recently paying cash for

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Replacement Cost Versus Actual Cash Value Home Insurance

Home insurance costs are going up due to rising home prices, rising building costs, increasing natural disasters, and less appetite for risk from the insurance and reinsurance companies. As a result, more homeowners are looking to save by taking out an actual cash value (ACV) home insurance policy as opposed to the more common replacement

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What’s In A Home Insurance Policy? Know The Details Before A Fire Occurs

With the tragic fire that occurred in Lahaina, Maui, it’s important to review your home insurance policy and understand what it does and does not cover. You also need to have contingency plans in case your house burns down. If you have not done so already, call your home insurance company to review your coverage

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Life Insurance Demand Quantifies The Anxiety Of Death

The greater the life insurance demand, the higher the anxiety of death. Good thing everyone can get an affordable term life insurance policy through Policygenius. Both my wife and I got new 20-year term life insurance policies during the pandemic given we have two young children. As a result, our anxiety went way won. One

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Overcoming Blindness: Achieving Financial Independence With A Visual Impairment

One of my goals on Financial Samurai is to share different perspectives. Roughly 15% of the world’s population (1+ billion), lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. This is the minority group I’m most passionate about fighting for in this extremely competitive world. My hope is that more

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How To Get Life Insurance For Free: Make More Money

Have you ever wondered how you can get life insurance for free? I’m not talking about getting free life insurance from work. The life insurance amount usually isn’t enough. I’m talking about how to get free life insurance outside of work. My wife and I have life insurance because with have two young children, a

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Accidental Death Insurance On Top Of Life Insurance: Coverage Differences

Recently, I got an upsell from my life insurance carrier offering $500,000 in accidental death insurance for $33 a month. This is on top of my existing 20-year term life insurance policy coverage of $750,000 I found through PolicyGenius, a free life insurance marketplace. The accidental death insurance offer sounded like repetitive coverage. But I

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