2014 Life is Unpredictable. Get Ready.





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Published on Apr 21, 2014

Get Ready Resources Help Avoid Costly Surprises

For many, insurance only matters when something bad happens and we need to file a claim or lodge a complaint. But the best time to get educated about insurance is when you're in the process of making a major life decision, like buying a new car, but before a related crisis, like a car accident.

That unpredictable window of time between decision and crisis is why Insure U developed Get Ready resources. The new resource kits help consumers considering a major life event get smart about the insurance implications before a crisis occurs. The goal is to avoid hasty, uninformed and costly misunderstandings later.

While insurance needs vary greatly from person to person, Insure U has identified six common situations during which it's especially important to ask yourself the challenging questions:

- Wedding: Are you and your future spouse on the same page about providing financial support to family members, today and in the future?
- New Car: Beyond the sales price, have you thought through the other financial implications of making such a significant purchase?
- New Home: Whether renting or buying, are you equipped to handle the financial burden of an unexpected disaster affecting your home?
- New Parents: Are you prepared financially should your newborn have special medical needs? Or, custodial grandparents — do you understand your liability if your grandchild's friend is injured on your property?
- Job Change: What would happen to your family's finances should something catastrophic happen while you're between employers?
- Turning 50: Are you at risk of outliving your retirement savings?
For more information visit: http://www.insureuonline.org/get_read...

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