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5 Free Financial Apps You Can’t Live Without

When it comes to managing our finances, the struggle is real. According to a 2015 report from the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of Americans are worried about their financial situation. While staying on top of budgets, investment portfolios and expense reports can be an uphill battle, smartphone technology is making tasks like these a lot easier. These five free financial apps will help you manage everything from your budgets to your investments – for free!  Mint One of the most popular personal finance apps available, Mint gives you a real-time, 360-degree view of everything from your bank accounts and…

What You Need to Know About Underwriting Class

The cost of your life insurance policy – also known as your life insurance premium – is influenced by a number of different factors, but none more so than your underwriting class. Also referred to as health class, underwriting class is the category that the insurance company assigns to you based on your health and level of risk – i.e., how likely you are to die during the life of the policy. Before assigning an underwriting class to you, the life insurance company reviews medical as well as non-medical information from your application, mini-medical exam, and lab results. The medical information…

Did You Know?

Did You Know? It’s not by chance that most of the world drives on the right side of the road. You can thank one of history’s most famous military conquerors for right-hand drive. Few individuals in history have had such a massive impact on the world as the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. From military strategy and the modern political map to the spread of Enlightenment ideals around the globe, Napoléon shaped the world through his successes as well as his failures. The predominance of a right-hand drive is just one example. In America and much of Europe, we drive on…

Housing Season and the Perfect Home Team

Housing season has officially begun. As anyone in the real estate business will tell you, spring is when most people buy, sell and renovate their homes. Whether you’re in the market, on the market or getting ready to remodel your kitchen, you need a home team you can trust. These tips from SelectQuote Auto & Home will help you pick the right realtor, contractor and mortgage broker for your needs – and save you money in the process. How to Choose a Realtor The purchase or sale of a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you can make.…

Are You a New Homeowner? Make Sure You’re Covered From the Ceiling to the Floor

You’ve been through it all- searching up and down neighborhoods, wandering in and out of bedrooms, and walking on more avenues than you’ve ever imagined- to find your dream home. The long drives and endless walks are all worth it though because you’re finally ready to move into a place that will soon feel like home, if you haven’t already. As you have probably learned, many things come along with purchasing a home and it’s a rather exhausting process. During this exciting, yet stressful time you’ve dealt with the steps of acquiring homeowners insurance, appraisal, inspections, and credit checks. Depending…

Eating for the Planet

When we think of major threats to the environment, many of us imagine vague, impersonal causes like industrial pollution or gillnets. But in reality, the lifestyle choices we make as individuals can have a much larger and direct impact on the planet than we realize – from how we get around to how much electricity we use in our homes. With the 46th annual Earth Day being held this month, there’s never been a better time to examine how our eating can affect the world around us – not just locally, but globally. Here are six great ways to eat for…

4 Solar Incentives for Homeowners

Now more than ever, electricity is at the center of human activity – from heat and light to security, social life and entertainment. But nothing is free in this world. From our monthly power bill to the effects of our energy dependency on global politics and the environment, we are increasingly aware of the cost of our high-powered lifestyle. But how can we be part of the solution while saving our money and our planet at the same time? Questions like this are driving more people to consider solar power for their homes.  Here are four solar incentives for homeowners: There…

Life Insurance Tips, Part 4: The Game’s Not Over Yet

When you let SelectQuote shop for your life insurance, the highly-rated companies we represent compete for your business – just like the leading college basketball teams contend for the championship during March Madness. With the championship game of the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament coming up fast on April 4, March Madness is in full swish. In the spirit of the tournament (and because we love sports analogies), this four-part blog series will provide a play-by-play account of what it’s like to get life insurance through SelectQuote – from securing a quote to activating your policy. The Game’s Not Over yet: How…

Life Insurance Tips, Part 3: Declaring a Winner

When you let SelectQuote shop for your life insurance, the highly-rated companies we represent compete for your business – just like the leading college basketball teams contend for the championship during March Madness. With the first game of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament being held this week, March Madness is in full swish. In the spirit of the tournament (and because we love sports analogies), this four-part blog series will provide a play-by-play account of what it’s like to get life insurance through SelectQuote – from securing a quote to activating your policy. Declaring a Winner: How to Decide on…

Life Insurance Tips, Part 2: Comparison Shop to Win

When you let SelectQuote shop for your life insurance, the highly-rated companies we represent compete for your business – just like the leading college basketball teams contend for the championship during March Madness. With the first game of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament coming up fast on March 15, March Madness is in full swish. In the spirit of the tournament (and because we love sports analogies), this four-part blog series will provide a play-by-play account of what it’s like to get life insurance through SelectQuote – from securing a quote to activating your policy. Comparison Shop to Win The…

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