Insurance Basics Shopping for insurance doesn't have to seem like a stressful stroll through a maze of hedges. Below we walk you through the basics of insurance -- how it works, the types to avoid, where to start shopping, and more.

Do I Need Insurance?
Why is insurance such a key part of my overall financial plan?

For what?
What things should I insure?

Not for Everything
What kinds of insurance should I avoid?

Shopping Around
Shopping for insurance - where do I start?

Buying It
Where should I purchase insurance?

Price
Is price all that matters?

Agents
How important is having an agent?

Getting Information
Where else can I get information about insurance?