Tag Archives: insurance

How are Social Security benefits computed, and what are WEP and GPO?

Social Security. Perhaps the most successful government program ever, Social Security was put in place as a form of “social insurance” in order to protect against people who’d worked their entire lives ending up in poverty in their old age. Before diving into various details about benefits, there are a few things to clear up […]

A really nice blog post about how much (and what kind of) life insurance people need

http://www.chuckrylant.com/how-much-life-insurance/ In Chuck’s blog post, he talks about being “worth more dead than alive” – the context being that people often are sold more life insurance than they really need.  Or the wrong kind of life insurance (in which case, they may not be worth more dead than alive, but may be worth more to […]