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Can My Life Insurance Company Ever Cancel My Policy?

If you have purchased whole life insurance, your policy should continue in effect until you die, at which time death benefits are paid to your beneficiaries. If you have purchased term life insurance, it should continue until the expiration date of the policy. Although you can cancel your life insurance policy at any time, the insurance company can only cancel for specific reasons. For example,...

What Are The Minimum & Maximum I Can Contribute To My 401(k) Each Year?

There is no minimum amount you are required to contribute to your 401(k). However, there are suggested amounts to help maximize your retirement potential. There is a maximum amount you are allowed to contribute to a 401(k) annually, as established under federal law. What Are the Suggested Amounts for 401(k) Contributions? By the time you reach age 35, some financial experts say you should have...

The Importance Of A Yearly Physical With Your Doctor

One of the reasons why it is so important to have health insurance is that it makes it possible to get yearly physical exams and preventative medical care. Conscientiously getting your annual exam is one the best things you can do for your health. The following are some of the reasons why a yearly physical is so critical to your health overall. Reasons To Get...

Can I Get Better Rates If I Change My Habits Before I Apply For Life Insurance?

Life insurance rates can vary widely depending on your age, health, and lifestyle choices. If you are overweight, smoke or drink, or have a health condition that could be improved by adjusting your lifestyle, you may be able to get better life insurance premiums if you change your habits before you apply. How Are Life Insurance Rates Determined? Insurance companies consider several factors in determining...

My 401(k) Is "Frozen" — What Does This Mean & Why Did It Happen?

The decision to freeze a 401(k) is made by company management. This often occurs after a merger, while the new company decides what to do with its inherited 401(k) plan. If your 401(k) has been frozen, you won’t be able to make any withdrawals or make any new contributions as long as the freeze continues. In most cases, you can move assets from one investment...