Star Insurance Launches New Website

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our online presence has been redesigned to make viewing our products, people, and services easier. When you’ve been in the insurance business as long as we have, you get to know how to provide insurance protection and what people expect from a good insurance agent.

Women and Retirement Planning

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Women face special challenges when planning for retirement. Because their careers are often interrupted to care for children or elderly parents, women may spend less time in the workforce and earn less money than men in the same age group. As a result, their retirement plan balances, Social Security benefits, and pension benefits are often […]

Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a woman, you have financial needs that are unique to your situation in life. Perhaps you would like to buy your first home. Maybe you need to start saving for your child’s college education. Or you might be concerned about planning for retirement. Whatever your circumstances may be, it’s important to have a clear […]

How Women Are Different from Men, Financially Speaking

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

We all know men and women are different in some fundamental ways. But is this true when it comes to financial planning? In a word, yes. In the financial world, women often find themselves in very different circumstances than their male counterparts. Everyone wants financial security. Yet women often face financial headwinds that can affect […]

Why I Don’t Want to Buy Life Insurance

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re like most people, it’s not that you don’t appreciate the value of life insurance. In fact, many people believe they need more coverage. You probably wouldn’t mind owning additional life insurance. It’s just that you don’t want to buy it. Thinking about buying life insurance, talking about buying life insurance, discussing the reasons for […]

The Split Annuity: Current Income Plus Future Savings

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Financial planning in retirement usually has two primary goals: create a steady, dependable stream of income and preserve retirement savings. One idea that may assist in achieving these retirement objectives is the split annuity concept. What is a split annuity? An annuity is a contract purchased from an insurance company that can be used to […]

Teach Your Children Well: Basic Financial Education

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it’s what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to […]

Saving for Retirement

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although, most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions  to help you get started. Determine your retirement income needs Some experts […]

Protecting Your Loved Ones with Life Insurance

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

How much life insurance do you need? Your life insurance needs will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your career stage, and your goals. For example, when you’re young, you may not have a great need for life insurance. However, as you take […]

Planning Lessons for Educators: Addressing Your Financial Issues

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Being an educator demands significant expertise and requires that you stay current on developments in your field. However, that level of ongoing attention can make it difficult to find the time to stay on top of issues that affect your finances, or to put together a comprehensive financial plan. Whether you work directly with students […]