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Insurance Tips for New Parents

Insurance Tips for New Parents

Congratulations—you’re having a baby! Are you ready? You’ve probably already decorated the baby’s room, stocked up on diapers & wipes, checked out car seats and strollers, and started discussing baby names. Maybe you’ve even signed up for childbirth classes and thought about nannies and daycare, but there’s one more thing you need to think about now that you’re adding another member to your family. Insurance. That’s right. Have you thought about how having a baby is going to change your insurance needs? While insurance may not be the first thing... Read More

Disability Insurance—What You Need To Know

Disability Insurance—What You Need To Know

What would happen if you got hurt and couldn’t go to work—for a week, for a month, or even longer? How would your bills get paid? How would you pay for food and medical care? How many missed paychecks stand between you and financial disaster? Disability insurance can help you continue to pay your bills, keep a roof over your head and keep food on your table when you can’t work because of illness or injury. Traditional health insurance doesn’t pay for every expense related to an injury or illness.... Read More

7 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

7 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Are you finishing up your income taxes—and wishing you had more deductions? You may be in luck. Many tax deductions go overlooked every year by taxpayers who have no idea they exist. Here are seven of the most overlooked tax deductions. Can you use any of them this year?   Student-Loan Interest Paid by Your Parents As a rule, you can deduct interest only if you are the one legally required to repay the debt. But student loans are different. If your parents pay back your student loans, the IRS... Read More

13 Ways to Reduce Health Care Costs

13 Ways to Reduce Health Care Costs ID-100227380

The way we purchase health care in Colorado is unlike most other purchases we make. Many people will search through a newspaper for a coupon that saves them 50 cents at the supermarket or scour the web to see who has the lowest price on the latest electronics. However, when it comes to our health care—a far more complex and expensive service—we rarely ask questions or consider all the options that could save us time and money. We can’t give you a coupon or steer you to a sale on... Read More

How to Save Money on Health Care

How to Save Money on Health Care

As health care costs continue to rise, it is increasingly important that you take an active role in decisions about your health, the care you receive and your health plan. Here are some tips to help you get the most for your money. At the Doctor’s Office Make a list of your questions, symptoms or concerns before a visit to a clinic or doctor’s office. Use this as a checklist to be sure you address all of your issues—the fewer appointments you have to make, the less money you’ll spend:... Read More