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Home Repairs to Make Before Winter

Home Repairs to Make Before Winter Before a family can sit down around the dining room table and enjoy the holiday seasons of winter they must first take care and make preparations to their home during the fall. Before...

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day AIDS is a virus that attacks the body at its very core: it's DNA. The AIDS strain implants itself in the DNA of living cells. It allows the cells to live long enough to replicate, and then...

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How can You Save Money and Energy in your Home

How can You Save Money and Energy in your Home Every month the utility bills come in. Electric, gas, and water. For a home or apartment with children or undisciplined roommates, the monthly utility bills can add up to a...

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Do you Know How to Drive in the Snow?

Do you Know How to Drive in the Snow? Driving in the snow for the first time can be intimidating. You've probably seen pictures of cars sliding out of control or plummeting into snow banks that they can't get out of....

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What is a Beneficiary?

What is a Beneficiary? Naming a beneficiary is just as important as taking out the policy when talking about life insurance. Life insurance is designed to give your family financial aid should the time arrive that you...

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How to Spot a Bad Mechanic

How to Spot a Bad Mechanic Credit for picture: http://www.edupics.com/coloring-page-auto-mechanic-i8158.html Not all mechanics are bad. In fact, many of them are good, honest, and trustworthy workers. They would rather...

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Top Credit Score Myths

Top Credit Score Myths Credit score is a major concern for millions of Americans. Your credit score dictates many things, including your interest rates, ability to buy a car, and get a mortgage, among other things....

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month In the last month you have probably seen a lot of pink start to pop up. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and because of the pink ribbon that has been created to...

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Drinking and Driving

Drinking and Driving Who drinks and drives? Men. By far, men drink and drive far more often than women. In 2010, 4 in 5 episodes of drinking and driving were incurred by men. Binge Drinkers. 85% of all incidents...

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Maintain Your Car to Save Money

Maintain Your Car to Save Money Car expenses can be costly even before the trouble starts. General maintenance, fluid replacements and periodic tune ups can run up a tap on the individuals who own vehicles. To not...

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Is There More Than One Type of Life Insurance?

Is There More Than One Type of Life Insurance? When you think about life insurance do you feel overwhelmed? It can be hard to navigate the paperwork and the different life insurance policies if you have never purchased...

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Insurance Vocabulary You should Know

Insurance Vocabulary You should Know The world of insurance can be a confusing one for those who don't fully understand it. There is a lot of terminology which is used at every turn, as well as changing rates, different...

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Family Time in Portland

Family Time in Portland Portland, Oregon is a wonderland for families. Everyone who has ever lived there swears by its beauty and culture. They see returning to visit as "going home," even if they've moved far away....

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Your coverage in the dark

When your power goes out, there are often more severe problems to deal with than finding the flashlight. Understanding what you are covered for, in the event of a power outage, may help you feel safer while you are...

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Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs

Have you ever felt like your whole life is revolving around yourself? Your needs, your work schedule, your exercise, your food and so on, can all be very consuming. If you feel that it is time to step outside of...

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Starting Savings Accounts as a Safety Nets

As you are learning how to save, you it is important that you have two types of accounts you are able to fall back on. Putting money away for emergencies and money away for unexpected costs can ensure that you are...

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Is Your Real Estate Coverage Correct?

When you own a home, your home owners insurance can make a huge difference should disaster strike. Looking into your real estate insurance options can ensure that your home is protected even if disaster comes your way....

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Tips on how to become as Healthy as an Olympian

As you're watching the Olympics, entranced by the super athletes, do you ever guiltily glance down at the half eaten bag of potato chips on your lap? Or even look at the clock and realize that you have been watching...

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Workers' Comp 101

If you are an employer, you are probably required by law to have workers' compensation insurance. This insurance will provide you no-fault coverage to employees that are not able to work anymore as a result of a work...

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Healthy Summer Snacks and Desserts

During the summer months, it can be easy to overload on sugar without really thinking about it. When you reach into the freezer for a popsicle or when you stop by a convenience store to pick up a slushie, it is...

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Commercial Liability Insurance

As you are figuring out your insurance needs, you should understand whether or not commercial insurance is right for you. You may be surprised to find that commercial insurance is an investment that you should have made...

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National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

The months of July and August are the most popular months for auto theft. Because so many cars are stolen during this two month period, July has become the National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. So, make sure that you...

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4th of July Safety

As you are getting ready for your 4th of July activities, you should be sure that you know how you are going to make sure that you and your four-legged family members are safe. There are a lot of pets that end up...

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Do NOT Leave Your Child in the Car!

Leaving your child in the car can be very dangerous. There are multiple times throughout the summer months that you may hear horror stories on the news about a mother that accidentally left her child or her children in...

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Home Fire Safety Tips

If you live in an area where there is a good risk of being exposed to fire, then having plans and preparations in place is the best way to deal with the potential emergency. Indeed, these preparations even extend to...

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Summer Fun Safety

Now that summer is here, the kids are going to be out playing and having a blast. It's fun to see them having a great time, but it also is important to see them safe. Summer is one of the most accident prone times of...

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Top 3 Business Insurance Risks

Top 3 Business Insurance Risks Business insurance can be difficult to justify in the budget and it is important to understand what the risks that business insurance will cover. Understanding what business insurance will...

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Benefits of Group Health Insurance

If you run your own company or even a small business, it can be hard to find the right health insurance for your employees. When you are debating about what type of insurance you should provide, group health insurance...

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5 Ways to Protect your Home from Natural Disasters

If you are a homeowner, then natural disasters which could damage your house are going to be a matter of concern. While there is no way to fully predict the future and what it will hold, you can prepare for the worst in...

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The Difference Between Whole Life Insurance and Term Insurance

When you know that you want to get life insurance, you should be sure that you are wise about the type of insurance you purchase. Whole life insurance and term insurance are often two types of life insurance that...

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Myths Of Why You Don’t Need Business Insurance

It is very common for business owners to hear rumors circulating about why business insurance is unnecessary. Indeed, owners will often hear about why business insurance is unlikely to be needed or how it is an optional...

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The Secret to Living a Long Life

While most people believe that the secret to long life lies with adopting a carefree and low stress lifestyle, it turns out that there might be other factors which are more pronounced in the end. Recent studies have...

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What Everyone Should Know About Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is sometimes misunderstood and not always applied to the situation. By being informed about the risks and rewards of having such coverage, you should be able to make the best possible decision about it....

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The Most and Least Stolen Cars Around the Block

When you go car shopping, you should be sure that you consider which cars are stolen the most and which cars are stolen the least. You do not want to walk out to pick up your car and find that someone has taken your car...

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Why Married Couples Should Look Into Life Insurance

If you are married and do not yet have life insurance, it is well worth looking into. Married couples need life insurance in order to protect them and cover them from a variety of circumstances. It is a part of getting...

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Renters Insurance

There are many people that rent without realizing how important it is to purchase renters insurance. When you are contemplating renting, you should be sure that you understand these five reasons that renters insurance...

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Why You Need Business Insurance

There are many different reasons why you may need business insurance. When you do not have business insurance you may be exposing yourself to some serious liability issues. Just one mishap may cause your business to be...

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Spring is coming to Oregon!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we here at Fox Insurance Agency are starting to think about spring. (Or at least hoping that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether spring arrives on time,...

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Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day with varying degrees of seriousness. While most of these incidents are family harmless, the serious ones demand that people be aware of the road. In order to be safer on the road, here are...

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Be Prepared for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road in Portland Oregon and beyond!

No matter the season, rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Oregon. Fox Insurance Agency wants you to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its...

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Teach teens to drive safely in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere - and help save their lives!

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem among youths 13...

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Things to keep in mind when buying a car in Oregon

Buying a new car in Portland or Beaverton is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. Here at...

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Preventing Identity Theft At Tax Time

Even if you're expecting a refund, tax time can be stressful. Gathering all the necessary income and financial information, making sure forms are completed and filed on time, and waiting to see if you'll owe or get...

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Renters Insurance in Portland, Oregon and Beyond!

If you rent a house or apartment, your possessions are NOT covered under your landlord's policy. Having renters insurance can protect your belongings and give you peace of mind. For more information about...

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Tips to stay safe during your snowmobile vacation

If you live or vacation where the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling, some people are content to cozy up next to the fire with a good book and concentrate on staying warm. For others, though, it's time to get...

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