The Top 4 Reasons to Make a Will
More than half of American adults don’t have a will, says a survey by legal website RocketLawyer.com. Are you among them? Although creating a will can raise sensitive end-of-life questions, it can…
Allstate Agent Matt Elwood
When it comes to life insurance, there are some common misconceptions: Many people think that life insurance is too expensive or won’t pay out. Matt Elwood, an Allstate Personal Financial Representative based…
Saving Your Life: A Guide to Keep Track of Essential Information
Keeping personal records organized and up-to-date can be challenging. It’s not easy to compile vital information, records and resources in a clear and accessible document or file. This guide can help you…
Life insurance
Getting married, buying a home and starting a family are just a few of the milestones in life. However, these milestones also mean assuming more responsibility, especially if, like me, you’re a…
Lost at the mall
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), approximately 800,000 young people go missing annually. And in all of these missing child scenarios, statistics show that the first…
Discussing insurance and divorce
We all think that it will never happen to us, but relationships sometimes fail. Whatever the reason for the end, a break-up or a divorce is never easy. As two…
Financial, Recreational Benefits of Retiring in Phoenix
When people think about retirement destinations, Florida is usually the first place that comes to mind. But, did you know that Arizona is among the top retirement destinations in the…
High Employment, Recovering Housing Market Keep Seattle Residents Financially Optimistic
Seattle is a major hiring hub for global companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s Seattle/Kirkland engineering office—and recently they’ve been hiring in the thousands, according to The Seattle Times. The…
4 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tax time may not actually be ‘fun,’ but once the process of filling out all those forms is completed, dotting the Is and crossing the Ts, many of us have…
Financial Tips for the Newly Single and Over 50
Divorce can throw a wrench into even the most careful financial planning. If you’re newly divorced, you’ve probably had to deal with dividing assets, such as investments and retirement accounts,…