Karla Lant is a life insurance writer for The Simple Dollar. She helps everyday people understand and master life insurance issues and questions! Lant has dealt with related regulatory issues in her work as an attorney and has researched and published on life insurance and estate planning. She has also taught subjects related to life insurance as an adjunct professor – she is currently an adjunct at Northern Arizona University. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Lant was a trial attorney for nine years. During that time, she dealt with major felony defense in criminal cases with a focus on forensic science, medical evidence and other technical issues.

Karla's Articles

  • Long-term Care Insurance: What You Need to Know

    For More Articles on Life Insurance, Visit Our Life Insurance Resource Center. Long-term care insurance (LTCI) is designed to help people who can no longer care for themselves afford long-term care. LTCI can be expensive, but it’s a lot cheaper than long term care itself. For many families now facing down the high costs of …

  • Home Insurance Guidelines: Mold Facts and Coverage

    For More Articles on Home Insurance, Visit Our Home Insurance Resource Center. In recent years, horror stories about “toxic mold” growth in homes, businesses and schools have become a common theme in the news. These headlines have all got us wondering: just how afraid of mold, fungi and bacteria should we actually be? Mold spores …

  • Life Insurance Settlements: Why It’s Not Your Best Financial Option

    For More Articles on Life Insurance, Visit Our Life Insurance Resource Center. Have you been considering a life settlement? You need to make sure it’s a good idea for you before you jump. What is a Life Settlement? A life settlement consists of the cash sale of an individual’s life policy to a third party. …

  • The Simple Dollar Guide to Life Insurance

    Forbes’s LearnVest did a nationwide study on life insurance in America that showed 57% of respondents owned life insurance but only 28% were “extremely confident” about their understanding of life insurance. 66% of study respondents had a poor understanding of how accessing payouts on their life insurance worked. Though it can certainly be confusing at …