Friday, April 11, 2008

history of health insurance in the US

Health Insurance in the United States is one of the best summaries I found for a history of health insurance here.

Interesting tidbit: In 1958, nearly 75 percent of Americans had some form of private health insurance coverage.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

effective savings

Talked with Marci Redding (from The Money Planner) about savings, especially when it comes to teaching children. A few fun details emerged from the conversation:

- I heard on this podcast about Jeroo Billimoria's organization Aflatoun that teaches children financial skills internationally.

- Kevin sent a link to an account at America First with a better savings rate (~4%?) for money that you plan to save for longer periods of time.