The Budget Life Blog - Page #3

September 1st, 2010

Image source: lululemon athletica When it comes determining your life insurance premium, a number of factors are taken into account. Indeed, number crunchers working for the life insurance company, called actuaries, spend their time figuring out how different factors lead to possible mortality, helping to set your life insurance premium, based on information from others in [...]

August 26th, 2010

Term life is one of the best deals in life insurance. This is because you can receive a great deal of coverage for a relatively small amount of money. Term life insurance covers you for only a set term. If you die before the term is out, then your beneficiaries receive a payout. However, if [...]

August 19th, 2010

Infographics offer an interesting way to visualize concepts that can be abstract. Because they provide such a straightforward way to turn ideas into images, infographics have become quite popular. You might be surprised at how many different ways there are of looking a subject when you begin to study various infographics. One subject with many approaches [...]

August 10th, 2010

When you're buried, most people expect you to stay buried. However, there are instances that might require the exhumation of a body. Some people are exhumed so their remains can be moved elsewhere, whether to be closer to their families, to be buried in honor, or to make way for some new building. Others are [...]

August 4th, 2010

Death comes to us all, and in an infinite variety of ways. Most of us would prefer a peaceful end - or at least a quick and relatively painless death if accident should befall us. Sometimes, though, fate has other ideas. Throughout history, there have been many unusual and mysterious deaths. Some of them have [...]

July 29th, 2010

Death is part of life—there's no avoiding it. And most of us die in ways that appear unrelated to a grander plan. But there are those whose deaths seem to indicate the Universe is conspiring to make a statement. Here are 12 ironic deaths that make an eerie kind of sense: 1. Marcus Licinius Crassus A member [...]

July 20th, 2010

The sad truth is that dying is expensive. Even a no frills funeral can cost $6,000. By the time you pay for a casket, burial plot and funeral service, it starts to add up. Throw in transportation for the deceased, flowers, obituary notices and other trappings, you are looking at a number that could easily [...]

July 14th, 2010

For thousands of years, humans have mourned their dead. Evidence from Shanidar Cave in Iraq indicates that, perhaps, Neanderthals originated the idea of a funeral. Different customs surrounding the dead have grown up in various places around the world. Funeral and burial customs are still evolving today, as technology advances. Here are 12 interesting funeral [...]

July 7th, 2010

No one likes to think about dying, but it's something that we all experience, and ignoring it won't make it any easier. And, while it probably won't be any walk in the park for you, remember that your loved ones will be also profoundly affected by your passing. Indeed, it's not just the emotional effects that [...]

June 28th, 2010

Image source: adria.richards Ever wonder why you're required to undergo a medical exam before being approved for life insurance? When you purchase life insurance, you pay regular premiums to the company. The company then invests the money in order to earn a return. In order to make money and stay in business, you need to live [...]