Risky hobbies lead to higher life insurance premiums

Risky hobbies lead to higher life insurance premiums

People who invest in life insurance policies will often find that their premiums will be higher if they enjoy certain risky activities – like skydiving or auto racing, for example.

This is because insurance companies want to minimize their own financial exposure in regard to customers who, in the long run, may be far more likely than others to end up having their term life policies cashed in.

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Best annuities to buy in down economy

Best annuities to buy in down economy

As more and more Baby Boomers hit retirement age, the fallout from the recent economic downturn could force them to adopt more creative solutions to retirement security, including annuities, according to the New York Daily News.

Annuities are a financial instrument, typically sold by life insurance companies, that provides a guaranteed income based on the amount of money that is invested in it, the Daily News reports, adding that the investment can be made either in installments or in a lump sum.

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