Bookmark These: Pros, cons and costs of insurance
By Reid Kanaley
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) What is insurance for, and why should I buy it? Everyone should ask and answer such questions early on. Here are sites that can help guide the way to understanding how insurance works.
—Insurance worth having: A SmartMoney article explains why five types of insurance are "worth having." They are health, disability, auto, homeowners and life insurance. Of course, it's the details, and the expense, that make it hard to know what sort of policy you need in each category and how much insurance is enough. http://go.philly.com/insurance1
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—Hammurabi's insurance: This article on the history of insurance traces insurance policies to the ancient Babylonian obelisk bearing the code of King Hammurabi. It does not say if any riders to the 4,000-year-old policy have kept it in effect. Another surprise is that the early American colonies were far behind
—Investopedia's Industry Handbook covers insurance among many of the major financial sectors, including autos and telecommunications. Here's the link to the insurance briefing. ahttp://go.philly.com/insurance4
—Health history. A decade-old
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