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August 27, 2008

It's an Election Year; Is Your Will Updated?

Voting for President Provides A Good Reminder to Reassess Important Personal Choices

By KAREN BLUMENTHAL
August 27, 2008; Page D1 WSJ

The most important decision you'll make this fall may be whether to vote for John McCain or Barack Obama. But as you mull that over, you might also take the opportunity to make some important choices for your own financial future.

If you're like me, you may have let some financial tasks slide for way too long. My husband and I knew we needed to update our wills, but it took us months to actually call the lawyer -- and then we stalled nine more months before signing the paperwork.  ...(more)

August 20, 2008

Survey shows many who rent in Austin don't have insurance on their property

Survey shows many who rent in Austin don't have insurance on their property

Austin Business Journal

Nearly 40 percent of Austin-area renters say they do not have renter's insurance, according to an online survey conducted by Allstate Corp.

In the midst of the current housing crisis, a growing number of people are renting nationwide. But Allstate found that many renters nationally are not adequately prepared in case of disaster....


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