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WEEK 5: Insurance & Investing : Sponsored by Prudential
This Week’s Goals:
Insurance: To fully understand your insurance plans and to make adjustments for more, less, or different insurance coverage based upon your personal needs.
Investing: To determine where you currently stand in relation to retirement and wealth accumulation. To define investment goals and the steps that need to be taken to achieve those goals.
Today’s Easy Financial Task: Review your policy
How to rock this task :
- Take out and review your insurance policies
- Note your deductible, total coverage, premium, discounts, and events covered
Woot woot, you’ve made it to Week 5: Insurance & Investing week! This week I’ll show you how to make sure you’re properly insured and I’ll help you to begin achieving your investment goals.
Let’s begin with insurance.
It’s time to take out your car, home, life, health, disability insurance, etc. Some of the things you’re going to look for are:
Deductible: The amount you must pay out of pocket before your insurance will pay any expenses.
Total Coverage: How much protection your policy covers.
Premium: The amount of money you pay for your insurance coverage each month, quarter, or year.
Discounts: Specials deals that your insurance company offers, i.e. accident-free, alumni, or workplace discounts.
Events covered: The type of situations your insurance may or may not cover. For example, homeowners insurance doesn't necessarily cover flood damage, but could cover fire damage.
Getting to know your current policies is important and will save you money and frustration when it’s time for you to make a claim. Prudential is as determined as I am that you learn how to maximize your insurance. They've sponsored this week to ensure that you're insured.
One of the most important types of insurance you can purchase is Life Insurance. At age 25, I bought my first Life Insurance policy when I purchased my first home. I didn't think I needed Life Insurance because I was so young and didn't have children.
I was confused about how much to get. I used a Life Insurance calculator like this one to help: Life Insurance Needs Estimator. Whether you have Life Insurance or not, use this tool to help you to determine where you need it, need to increase/decrease or change your policy.
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