Fewer than one in three Americans have a living will detailing whether they want life-sustaining medical care if they are unable to communicate their medical treatment preferences. This means you could potentially be leaving legal problems for your family if they are unable to communicate your health-care wishes.
Millennials believe that financial literacy should be taught—either in high school or college or by parents. But even if you haven’t broached the subject yet, it’s not too late. Start with the resources available through the Next Generation website. The site offers a range of free resources focusing on five key areas—risk, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance and financial planning—and includes quizzes, family activities, glossaries with terms and phrases related to insurance and financial planning and a video library.
it can be challenging to find the money to insure against a possible future event when you’re facing real expenses or dealing with an insufficient income right now. It can be tempting to metaphorically cross your fingers and hope for the best, putting insurance on the “deal with it later” list. But before you choose that option, you need to know the real cost of being uninsured.
Members of Generation D are less likely to view advisors as a trusted resource for investment advice than previous generations, the Accenture survey found. For example, a total of 59% of Gen D members actively sought advice recently but only 40% looked to their financial advisor for guidance.
Only 24% of moms are satisfied with their current financial situation and one-quarter admitted they are struggling to make ends meet or are worried about their financial future. However, only one-third of moms currently use the services of a financial professional to help them with their investments and/or insurance needs. These are some startling stats […]