Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Updated 6:11 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 National Nuclear Security Administration administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty talks about her agency's work to reduce global nuclear threats during a business conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Gordon-Hagerty says the country is facing the most complex and demanding global security environment since the Cold War. less National Nuclear Security Administration administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty talks about her agency's work to reduce global nuclear threats during a business conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, ... more Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan, AP Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 National Nuclear Security … [Read more...] about Official: Nuke program serves as ‘ultimate insurance policy’
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Eric Rosenberg, provided by Published 3:06 pm EDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. pixdeluxe/Getty Images Eric Rosenberg purchased a $1 million term life insurance policy at 28 years old. Life insurance costs generally go up as you get older, but getting a policy earlier in life can lock in a lower monthly rate for the duration of your coverage. Rosenberg got his policy in his 20s, before he had children. Now that he has two kids, he sometimes wishes he had a bigger policy that could pay for their college and mortgage. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. In 2014, I decided it was time for life insurance. While this is one of the least sexy parts of personal finance, it is a very important one. It was before I had kids and I … [Read more...] about I bought a $1 million life insurance policy, and if I could do it again I might buy even more
Áine Cain, provided by Published 11:16 am EDT, Monday, April 1, 2019 Carolyn Kaster/AP Images Sears is reportedly cutting its life insurance coverage for some of its roughly 90,000 retirees. The National Association of Retired Sears Employees told CBS that the average age of affected retirees is 80. Insurance expert David Paige told Business Insider that, as a result of their age and pre-existing conditions, many retirees will not be able to replace their life insurance. Sears survived liquidation, but the same can't be said for its retirees' life insurance coverage. CBS reported that some in the retailer's pool of 90,000 retirees will now have to pay for their own life insurance polices, which were worth at least $5,000. Sears did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment. Insurance expert David Paige told Business Insider that the news isn't good for retirees. "The thing that is so distressing about this is that it's probable … [Read more...] about Sears is reportedly slashing life insurance policies for some of its 90,000 retirees as the retailer continues to scramble (SHLD)
She was the number-one pin-up girl of World War II. With her back to the camera smiling playfully over her right shoulder, her 1943 bathing suit poster became the most requested photo for GIs stationed overseas. Later, the photo was included in the LIFE magazine project “100 Photographs that Changed the World.”The youngest of three children, Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on Dec. 18, 1916, in St. Louis, Missouri. While her father, John Charles Grable, supported the family as a stockbroker, her mother, Lillian Rose (Hofmann) Grable, groomed their youngest child for stardom. Betty, as she was nicknamed, was entered in multiple beauty contests, winning many, but always getting plenty of attention.Grable was only 3 when she was enrolled in Clark’s Dancing School for ballet and tap-dancing lessons. She was still 12 when she and her mother headed for Hollywood after the 1929 stock market crash. In California, she studied at Hollywood Professional High School and Ernest … [Read more...] about Historically Yours: The Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs
Americans are increasingly treating their pets as members of the family. So it’s not surprising that an increasing number of “pet parents” are seeking sophisticated medical treatments for their animals. Enter pet health insurance, marketed as a way to help defray rising veterinary expenses and avoid “economic euthanasia” — the necessity of putting a pet down because the owner can’t afford treatment. More than 2 million pets in the United States and Canada (most of them in the U.S.) were insured at the end of 2017, up about 17 percent from the year before, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. But consumer advocates said that pet owners should make sure they understand how the policies work before buying them. J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance with the Consumer Federation of America, said pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for pet insurance. Purchase of the product is “often … [Read more...] about Are pet insurance policies worth the cost?