The Ultimate First-Time Homebuyer Checklist
In your spare time, you browse real estate listings and home design blogs. You’ve even driven through neighborhoods, scoping out “for sale” signs. You may find yourself asking, “Am I ready for home ownership?” This first-time homebuyer checklist can help you find out. It outlines what you need to do...
Small Child, Big Decisions: What to Plan Beyond the Little Things
From arranging child care to saving for the college years, there are plenty of things to consider when preparing for a new baby.
The Hidden Costs of Losing Your Spouse
At a time of grief, stress and loneliness, a newly widowed person shouldn’t also have to face financial hardship. Although nearly half of U.S. families say they would feel the financial impact of losing a spouse or partner within six months,1 30 percent of households have no life insurance coverage.2 While the...
How to Manage Debt When Tying the Knot
Preparing for your big day can lead to big spending, so it’s important to have a plan to help ensure that you and your new spouse can live happily ever after. Congratulations! You’re engaged! Amid that whirlwind of celebration, you pick out your dream venue, imagine your ideal décor and...
Getting Married? Have You Thought About Life Insurance?
Learn more about how Amica Life will take the time to listen and understand your unique needs. Whether you are...
Swaddle Your Baby With Life Insurance
Some people overlook the value of purchasing life insurance for their children. Once a baby enters your life, you do everything you can to protect the child’s well-being. One item you shouldn’t overlook? Life insurance. This financial safety net is purchased to help take care of your family in case...
The Value of Life Insurance for Homeowners
Buying a new home or refinancing an old mortgage? Might be time to run some numbers. Whether you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing one, you’ve probably broken out a calculator more than a few times. And if you’re basing your numbers on your current income, everything may seem to...
Apps to Help You Save for a Down Payment
While you’re renting, start saving for your first home with these tips and apps. Until you’re ready to become a first-time home buyer, renting is a great way to explore different areas. But if you plan to one day buy a place of your own, saving for a down payment...
The Benefits of Annuities in Retirement Planning
Retirement plans are as individual as the people they support. And what worked for previous generations – such as a pension, inheritance or Social Security – may not fully support your financial future. As times change, it’s important to be aware of all the potential ways of securing your retirement....
Managing Money With Your New Spouse
These five topics can help make financial planning stress-free. In any successful marriage, communication is key. To limit disagreements over money and to take advantage of the financial benefits of being married, you and your spouse should be on the same page. Here are five things you can discuss to...