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Should I have an Emergency Fund Along with Life Insurance?

Life insurance can help protect your loved ones financially in case of your death. If you have a whole life or universal life insurance policy, you may be able to access accumulated cash value for emergency funds during your lifetime. Even so, it is a good idea to have an emergency fund in addition to life insurance. You never know when the unexpected will happen....

Ride your motorcycle through Wisconsin’s Kickapoo River Valley

The Kickapoo River Valley takes its name from the Kickapoo River, which meanders through west-central Wisconsin. The word “Kickapoo” comes from the language of the Algonquian people, translating to "one who goes here, then there”—a very appropriate name for this very crooked river. At 126 miles long, the Kickapoo is the longest tributary of the Wisconsin River. Yet as the crow flies, the river covers...

A motorcycle rider’s guide to Virginia’s Back of the Dragon

While most people believe dragons only exist in fairy tales and the occasional TV series, motorcycle riders know dragons are real. They’re nestled in the mountains and valleys of this great nation, awaiting daring riders who come to challenge them. We’ve met dragons before—the Wing of the Dragon in Missouri—and now we head east to explore the Back of the Dragon. What is the Back of...

What Happens if You Are Denied Life Insurance?

It can be discouraging, to say the least, when you are trying to protect your family by purchasing life insurance, and your application is rejected. If you have been denied life insurance, you are not alone. It happens to people every day. Keep in mind that you have options and do not give up. Why Are Some People Denied Life Insurance? Typically, life insurance companies...

5 Unconventional Businesses That Still Need Insurance

If you own a business, you need business insurance. No matter how unconventional your enterprise is, be assured, you have some exposure to risk. The following are unconventional businesses that still need insurance. Dog Walker Professional dog walkers need strength and stamina to keep up with the pets in their care. They also need financial protection in case of an accident. A basic dog walking...