Sunday, November 30, 2008

Climate change and the insurance business.

The other day a commenter took issue with a post of mine on an environmental topic; his comment included the assertion that “The climate-predicting models are flawed, and the science is rotten.” You can read that comment thread for my ...

Mortgage Insurance Premium is tax deductible

The US Senate has passed a new legislation that will allow moderate-income homeowners to continue deduct mortgage insurance premiums from their federal income tax returns for all mortgages originated for the next 3 years.

#1 of 7 HMW Sins: Operating Sans Renter's Insurance?!!

In honor of the famed "days before Christmas" count down, I'm offering a less festive, but arguably much more important ticker during my next seven posts: The Seven Deadly Sins of HMW.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life Insurance: How much to get

Part three of a guest post by The Finance Buff. First published Sep. 17, 2007. I ended my previous post on life insurance with the question “how much should you buy?” I will address it in this post.

Actuaries call for change in Employment Insurance system

The country’s actuaries, the people who calculate financial risks, say the Employment Insurance system should be run by an independent body, much like the Canada Pension Plan is run.

Higher Motor Insurance

Dear Mr. Tan, I read recently that insurance companies lost a lot of money on motor insurance and will be increasing their premium rates soon. Will this apply to NTUC as well? I used to enjoy lower premiums from NTUC.


Life insurance is an essential part of financial planning. One reason most people buy life insurance is to replace income that would be lost with the death of a wage earner.