If there’s one thing we enjoy more than writing stories that simplify complex topics (like life, or life insurance), it’s rounding up those stories based on the ones readers found the most valuable in 2018.
Think of the following as our greatest hits. Or our hall of fame. Or just a useful collection of links that can be enjoyed, referenced and used to make your everyday life easier
The stories that helped you be a better parent
Nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent – although three months of sleep deprivation and listening to Baby Shark on repeat for 24 hours might help. So, as long as families are changing and kids are growing, moms and dads will have questions… and we’ll do our best to answer them (or rather, find an expert who can).
The stories that talked about the financial-side family
Did you know that raising children costs a lot of money? Oh, you did? Well, budgeting for a growing family can be a tremendous burden, which is why we put an emphasis on stories that demystify, simplify and give parents the confidence to take control of their family finances.
The stories that dealt with death
The worst thing that can happen when it comes to death – short of actually dying – is not being informed and educated about end-of-life planning. A little preparation goes a long way in reducing financial and emotional stress for your loved ones. We took some time in 2018 to tackle this uncomfortable topic head on and assist with one of life’s more difficult (but important) conversations.
The stories that simplified life insurance
This might surprise you, but we wrote a lot about life insurance this year. Here is a sampling of posts that we think can help you be confident when it comes to financially protecting those who mean the most to you.
…and the stories that simplified other types of insurance
Insurance is kind of like potato chips. It’s hard to have just one. Of course, unlike potato chips, insurance is can also be complicated, complex and intimidating. We made it our duty in 2018 to try and take some of the guesswork out of understanding various types of financial protection that people in your position might want.
The stories that made sense of your money
CFPs. MBAs. CPAs. We worked with all sorts of acronym’d experts in 2018 to try and guide you through some of the financial pain points that go hand in hand with some of life’s most exciting moments. Buying your dream home. Getting a promotion. Getting married. All wonderful occasions and all wrought with fiscal complexities. It’s ironic/annoying how that works, right?
The stories that focused on making you the best you that you could be
We think you’re pretty perfect just the way you are. But just in case you’re thinking about making any resolutions or creating any self-improvement goals, we handpicked a couple of our favorite posts that could help point you in the right direction. Hey, as always, we’ve got your back.