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Free and Inexpensive Things to Do While Vacationing in Colorado

As I mentioned in other recent articles, my family and I recently spent almost two weeks vacationing in various parts of Colorado. We mostly spent the time camping, with a few days staying in a cabin owned by a family friend. As is usual on our family vacations, we were able to explore a wide variety of free and low cost activities, some of them good and some of them not so good. […]

7 Tips to Achieve Financial Security

Northwestern Mutual recently reported what by many accounts appears to be good news on the financial front for average Americans. The company’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study, which focuses on Americans’ attitudes about money and financial decision-making, as well as their opinions about the “attainability of the American dream,” found that 71% of Americans feel financially secure today versus 47% […]

Auto-Owners Insurance Auto Insurance Review

Auto-Owners Insurance offers a wide range of insurance policies including homeowners insurance, business insurance, life insurance, farm insurance and more. […]

MetLife Renters Insurance Review

MetLife is one of the largest global providers of insurance, annuities and employee benefits. […]

Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Review

Liberty Mutual was founded in 1912 as The Massachusetts Employees Insurance Association (MEIA). […]

American Family Renters Insurance Review

American Family Insurance has become a household name thanks to its catchy commercials and popular insurance policies. Not only does the insurer offer high-qualify and protective coverage for your home and your car, it also offers coverage for boats, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. […]

Finances Are Taking a Toll on Mental and Physical Health

The unfortunate reality for many Americans is that financial stress is a part of everyday life. In fact, Americans of all ages say that managing their finances impacts their mental health, according to a study from Merrill Edge. To break that down further, a shocking 73% of Gen Z, 69% of millennials and 58% of Gen X say their mental health is impacted by financial concerns. […]