Category Archives: Ch. 9, Life and Health Insurance

Personal Finance Update: Tax Changes 2013

Now that we’ve made it though the “cliff” and the “Mayan end of the world” scares, let’s take a look at what’s happened to taxes – and it’s been a lot. The payroll tax reduction has ended, new Medicare surtaxes … Continue reading

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Personal Finance In the News: Affordable Care Act Upheld

Chapter 9 of the 6th edition of Personal Finance, Turning Money into Wealth, discussed the fact that more than two dozen states had joined in a lawsuit stating that the healthcare law was unconstitutional.  On June 28, 2012 the Supreme … Continue reading

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Class Assignment and Discussion: The Living Too Long Problem – Longevity Insurance

Teaching Tip:  SmartMoney.com has a great video titled “Living to 100? That will be $3.5 million.”  (Note, the video appears part way down the page, just click on it and it will show up.) “Live long and prosper” – it’s … Continue reading

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Class Discussion: An Insurance Policy Against….

In Chapter 9 we look at health insurance, and in Chapter 10 we look at property and liability insurance – in both chapters we look at not only what you need, but what you don’t need.  But there are some … Continue reading

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Personal Finance in the News: Health Care Law Being Challenged

Since President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, this act has stirred up a good deal of debate.  For example, in January 2011, almost immediately after the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: The New Health Care Law

If you’re using the 5th edition of Personal Finance, Turning Money into Wealth, there has been a significant change in the law since the book was published – the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  One easy way to bring … Continue reading

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