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How Early Should I Start Investing In My 401(k)?

The sooner you start putting money into a 401(k), the better. If you are in your 20s or 30s, retirement may be low on your list of financial priorities. But if you start investing in your 401(k) now, your savings could grow tax-free for the next 30 to 40 years. Also, if your employer is offering matching funds and you fail to either opt into...

Will My Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures are performed to change, restore, or enhance appearance. Health insurance plans rarely pay for elective cosmetic procedures. However, they may cover plastic surgery if it is reconstructive and performed for medical, rather than cosmetic, reasons. When Does Health Insurance Cover Plastic Surgery? Whether your health insurance will pay for plastic surgery depends on the insurance company, the type of coverage you have, and...

Life Insurance Vs. Final Expense Insurance Vs. Mortgage Protection Insurance

Life insurance, final expense insurance, and mortgage protection insurance are all similar in certain ways. They all pay out in the event of the policyholder’s death and they all provide protection for surviving loved ones. Aside from that, they are different types of insurance policies that offer different types of protection. What Is Life Insurance? A life insurance policy is a contract with an insurance...

Short-Term Disability Coverage Vs. Long-Term Disability Coverage

Short-term disability and long-term disability are both designed to protect your income in case you are unable to work. However, there are differences in the two types of coverage. Many people elect to have both short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies. What Is Short-Term Disability Insurance? Short-term disability (STD) policies pay benefits for shorter time periods, after a brief waiting (elimination) period, which is...

What Happens If You Don't Have Any Health Insurance?

Americans are required to carry health insurance under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Originally, the ACA called for a penalty (known as a shared responsibility payment) for people who did not have health insurance, enforceable on the federal level. This portion of the ACA was repealed in 2019, and the authority to enforce health insurance requirements was transferred to the states. Depending on...