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Going Drone For The Holidays? Make Insurance Part Of Your Pre-Flight Check

Be Sure You're Covered Before Taking to the Skies with Your New Flying GadgetMore than a million drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....

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How To Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you’re like most people, there are certain items you own that you can’t imagine ever losing—possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or simply...

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Holiday Home Security

Make home safety a priority while you’re away for the holidays. The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you...

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Healthy Holiday Tips

- Be the pinnacle of health and wellness this holiday season - It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the holiday season in Oregon and Washington can be a challenge. When you...

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Holiday Safety Tips for Oregon and Washington Pets

The holidays have arrived in Oregon, Washington, and most other place!For those with one or more four-legged friends in the house, it’s time to go over some safety tips. After all, you want all of your family members...

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The Live vs. Artificial Debate

The Christmas tree conundrum: real or fake? The kind of tree that adorns a person’s home during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford. When it comes to Christmas trees, do you...

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Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

5 Tips to Help Prevent Christmas Tree Fires Christmas trees are a beloved holiday tradition in Oregon, Washington and Worldwide, but they can pose a fire risk. On average, says the National Fire Protection Association,...

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Avoid Parking Lot Accidents

5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Fender Benders In Oregon and Washington During The Holidays Parking lots at all times but especially during the holiday season – we love the convenience but hate the frustrations, especially...

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Holiday Travel Tip

- Over the river and through the woods in Oregon and Washington… - Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season - the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of...

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Holiday Travel - Don't Forget Rental Car Insurance

- Rental Car Insurance - There are more options for renting a car than ever before. In the past, you simply selected a vehicle from one of the many brick-and-mortar car rental companies found at airports, train...

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

- Add some strategy to your ‘Black Friday’ shopping - If there’s anything more satisfying than melting into the couch following a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixings, it has to be shopping...

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Turkey Fryer Safety

5 Tips for Deep Frying a Turkey This Thanksgiving Those in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere who have tasted deep-fried turkey usually say there’s simply no comparison to an oven-roasted bird — turkey out of the fryer...

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Veterans Day

Top 10 ways to honor a veteran on Veterans Day Americans celebrate Memorial Day in the spring and Veterans Day in the fall. While it can be easy to confuse the two holidays, Memorial Day is set aside to honor American’...

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Prepare For Winter Storms

- Winter Storms Ahead: Are You Ready? - We admit it: As insurance pros, our picture of winter isn’t exactly cozy. Winter storms mean traffic snarls, hillsides turning to sheets of ice, and cars sliding around like...

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Eight Smart Steps For Buying Life Insurance

Shopping For Personal Life Insurance That Meets Your Needs And Budget Life insurance can form a vital part of your family’s financial stability and well-being but, if you’re like most people, you may find the thought of...

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Fall Home Safety

Household safety tips change with the season As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time frolicking at the beach....

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Vehicle-Animal Collision

Steering Clear of Wildlife America’s roads are full of cars — but often, they’re also full of wildlife. That’s why an estimated 2 million vehicle-animal collisions happen each year, according to the U.S. Department of...

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Halloween Safety

Make your house a haven for trick-or-treaters Halloween is one of the fall season’s most treasured holidays. Kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door in search of the biggest and best...

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Night Driving Dangers

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures — including football, basketball, winter sports , and other activities — longer...

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What are the primary types of life insurance?

Life insurance is an important part of any financial plan. This coverage is commonly known for replacing the income of a deceased spouse or parent. However, depending on the type of policy purchased, there can be...

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DUII spells "TROUBLE" regarding car insurance!

The price of car insurance varies with every customer. To determine insurance rates, underwriters evaluate a number of factors. The age, make, model, features, and price of the car, how far it is driven daily and...

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Protecting Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists

Across the country, it is estimated that over ten percent of drivers are on the road without auto insurance. This is the case even in states where car insurance is required by law. Although reasons are varied, often...

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It's time again for School Bus and School Zone Safety!

The school year has rolled around again. Every autumn, as children return to school and the buses carrying them return to the road, it's important to take some time to focus on driver safety. School zones require...

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Bicycle Safety and Insurance

A bicycle is more than just a possession. It can represent transit, exercise, or leisure. Some cyclists use their bikes for all three. However, in our society we often treat bikes with less seriousness than we reserve...

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Insurance and College Students

As students head off to college, it's important to make sure they are protected against common risks. Whether it's automobile accidents, or theft of personal property, it is wise to plan for the worst and hope for the...

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Experts say "The Big One Is Coming" to the Pacific Northwest. Are you prepared with Earthquake Insurance?

In the Pacific Northwest, almost all homeowners have some awareness of the risks of earthquakes. However, being so close to the San Andreas and Cascadia fault lines, there should be much more knowledge of and planning...

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Antique and Collector Cars need TLC - Tender Loving Coverage

There's nothing quite like an antique or collector car. Whether it's a classic mid-century Cadillac with tailfins, a 1970s muscle car, or a custom hot rod representing lots of hours and elbow grease, these cars are...

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How important is Life Insurance if I don't have children?

Almost everyone agrees that life insurance is a must for anyone with a young family. Leaving something behind is the only right thing to do when dependent children are involved. But what about single people, or...

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Choosing the Right Type of Car Insurance

If you are shopping for car insurance in Oregon, Washington or beyond, it is important to match your situation with the proper amount and cost of insurance coverage. Doing the right homework on the car insurance you...

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Some Things To Consider When Purchasing Homeowners Insurance

A home is one of the largest financial investments most people make in their lifetime. Apart from comfort, shelter, and security, a home may also be used as a source of equity. Accordingly, it is important to have...

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Why get renters insurance? For starters, many landlords require it.

Renters often do not carry insurance. This can be a very costly mistake .Sometimes tenants assume that their landlords' insurance protects them and their belongings from potential loss. Although landlords do normally...

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What does RV stand for? TROUBLE, without the right insurance!

A recreational vehicle can be a whole lot of fun. They have some great benefits. Choosing an RV can help families save money on food and lodgings during vacations. They are a great option for those who want to get out...

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You Need more protection than a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Try motorcycle insurance on for size!

Motorcycles are a lot of fun, but riding one entails a lot of risk. A motorcycle accident can be devastating. Here in Oregon, motorcycle safety is taken very seriously. In recent years, steps have been taken to make...

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Don't find yourself Up A Creek Without A Paddle or without Boat Insurance

Boating is a popular way to relax and explore here in the Pacific Northwest. Whether it's the Columbia, Willamette, or Tualatin River, there are plenty of waterways to explore here. The beautiful scenery and plentiful...

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Insuring Your Home For Replacement Cost Instead Of Market Value

A Homes Market Value versus Replacement CostA homeowner’s decision to purchase an existing house or to build a new structure depends on various factors that range from cost, location and personal tastes among other...

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The Risks of Distracted Driving

When you take your eyes off the road, what are the dangers and risks that you don’t see? - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of all traffic accidents are the direct...

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Why Do I Need to Insure My Home for More Than It’s Worth?

You may have noticed that your covered for more than it’s worth, know that this is not a mistake! - The market value of your home located in Beaverton Oregon, Portland Oregon or elsewhere may have risen or dropped, but...

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Your Umbrella Insurance Policy: What It Does & Why You Need One

Learn what an umbrella insurance policy does and why it may prove to be your most useful investment. - Protecting your family and assets is a top priority, which is why people have insurance: to give a financial...

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How to Travel Stress-Free

Travel has increasingly become more and more stressful with airlines making it so. Is there a way to make it stress-free? - Travel is supposed to offer a gateway into a stress-free zone, but it seems to get into that...

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What You Should Do When Your Car is Stolen

Car theft is an incredibly scary thing and it can happen to the best of us. - You walk out of your apartment complex one fine morning expecting everything to be as normal as it ever has been. You walk into the parking...

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(Bad) Reasons Why People Don’t Purchase

Many people don’t purchase life insurance for one reason or another, but many of these reasons fall short of legitimacy. - Life insurance is something that we all agree we all need, but don’t actually buy—that is,...

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How to Deal With Car Insurance After a Divorce

Not all divorces are the same, but the way you can deal with your car insurance policies can be with these simple guidelines. - Often times, life will throw us curve balls in areas we wish it wouldn’t; marriage doesn’t...

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The Pros and Cons Associated With Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars seem to be the way of the future, but are there any complications that they’ll face when they hit the market? - Self-driving cars are currently in the smallest of minorities, as far as specs from the “...

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June is National Safety Month

Injuries are no fun—no matter how old or young you are. This June spread awareness to keep safe this National Safety Month. - Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages. They are also the leading...

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3 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Whether or not this is your first time purchasing home insurance, there are questions you must ask when purchasing a homeowners insurance policy. - Trying to find the right homeowners insurance in Beaverton Oregon,...

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How to Handle Your Car Insurance When You Move

Making sure your car insurance company knows you're moving from Portland Oregon, Beaverton Oregon, or elsewhere is important to keep you covered. - Your bags are packed, your dishes are all in clearly marked boxes, and...

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3 Ways You Can Prevent Home Burglary

homeowners insuranceHomeowners InsuranceHelping to deter criminals in Beaverton Oregon, Portland Oregon, and elsewhere can be as easy as setting up a few simple tasks around your house. - “Ocean’s 11” proved that...

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Wildfires and Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

- Wildfires may not be as natural as you think. So, how does this affect your homeowners insurance? - Wildfires are often the main story for many news stations around the US. So much so, that we are inclined to...

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The Importance of Windshield Wipers

- Your windshield wipers are imperative when it comes to visibility and a driver’s safety. - When it comes to your car’s accessories, the windshield wipers are among the last things you think about, and you may even...

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2 Small Business Insurance Policies in Beaverton, OR You Can’t Let Sneak by Your Business

- Small business policies in Beaverton, OR that all business owners should implement for their business. - It’s estimated that as many as 60 percent of home-based businesses don’t have the adequate insurance to...

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3 Home Maintenance Things You Shouldn’t Miss for Summer

- Prepare your home and make it look and feel great for entertaining with these three summer home maintenance tips. - Summer is the time of the year that most of us look forward to: summer school, backyard parties,...

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2 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

- Preparing your car for the summer weather is an important aspect of its longevity! - Going from cold to hot, or vice versa, is not good for anything that is made of matter. This narrows down those things, to nearly...

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Flood Insurance in Beaverton, OR: The Q&A Guide

- You have questions about flood insurance, and we have the answers! - Floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S. as they can reach anywhere that it rains—and doesn’t rain. There are many conditions in...

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How Much Earthquake Insurance Does One Need?

If you’re considering purchasing earthquake insurance, you need to know how much you’re going to need. - The amount of earthquake insurance coverage that you’re going to need is ultimately dependent in your situation....

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5 Things You Need to Know About Purchasing Auto Insurance

How to succeed at buying auto insurance! - 1. Know your minimums. Buying the minimum amount of coverage may sound like something you may want, but it may come back to bite you in the future when you file a claim. Lower...

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Car Insurance Policy?

4 ways to pay less for your car insurance. - 1. Your Top of the Line Car Is Costing You The reason for this being that newer cars are generally more expensive to fix or replace. A used car’s parts are likely to be more...

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3 Costly Mistakes Homeowners Commit

Mistakes that could end up costing you. - Record-setting snows pummeling the Northeast, tornadoes sweeping across the Midwest, unbelievable heat searing the southwest, and storms flooding the south: we are now starting...

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Consider Replacement Cost Before Signing

Home is where the heart is. Which would make home insurance is where the wallet is. - You protect the things you care deeply about: your significant other, your dog, and even your children! Our homes are no exception,...

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What to do When You Get Pulled Over: For Teens

Being a teenager is already hard enough, so what happens when you get pulled over? - School, friends, homework, afterschool activities, etc., you already have a lot on your plate. Being pulled over is not fun for...

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What is Auto Gap Insurance & Do You need it?

You may not know about auto insurance, but do you know about auto gap insurance? - As soon as the wheels of your car drive off the lot and touch street pavement, the value of your car is dwarfed by the loan you took...

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Weird and Obscure Insurance Policies That Were Taken Out

- What do celebrities get insured, and for how much? - Celebrities and some very rich people have been known to insure themselves for quite a lot of money, but sometimes the reasons in which they insured themselves is...

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How to Research and Find a Used Car

What’s the best way to find a used car? - You’re right of out of college, and money is tight. Perhaps a brand new car is on the horizon, but it’s not here yet for you. You may consider buying a used car, but how do you...

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3 Misconceptions Everyone Has About Flood Insurance

Floods are without a doubt the most common natural disaster that affects us in the U.S. - Even so, 87 percent of all homeowners do not have a flood insurance policy. In high-risk areas, 1 of 4 houses is projected to...

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Misconceptions People Have About Small Business Insurance

Don’t believe everything you hear about small business insurance (unless it’s from a professional) - It’s always best not believe everything you hear—especially when it comes to something as important as your small...

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Tips for Driving on Wet Pavement

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 1.2 million auto accidents each year are directly related to weather conditions. Of these accidents, 73 percent are a direct result of driving on wet roads. (...

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Reasons to Consider Umbrella Insurance Policy

- What an umbrella policy can do for you. - Protecting your family and things is a top priority, which is why you, and millions of others, have some type of insurance. Should you find yourself in a predicament where...

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Things Everyone Has to Know About Homeowners Insurance

- Homeowners insurance knowledge could save you thousands. - Insurance makes you think about everything bad that could happen to you: medical issues, home repairs, car accidents, etc. This isn’t a bad thing,...

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Exercise Tips for Inclement Weather

Your health matters. You work hard to stay physically fit, but what happens when the rain gets in the way of your daily run or your bike route is interrupted because of snow? At Fox Insurance Agency, we understand the...

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Tips for Insuring Your Teen Driver

Do you have a teen driver in your household? Perhaps you have a student driver or a teen who is anxious to get that coveted learner’s permit. You have to let them grow up and earn their independence, but before you do,...

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How Crumple Zones Work

Stay safe on the roads with your reliable auto insurance Beaverton, OR. - While it is counterintuitive, you should want a car that crumples. There are certain points on a car model (mainly, the front and back) that are...

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Home Repairs Best Left to the Professionals

As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to keep your home in good repair. Many times, you can do your own home maintenance and upkeep, but a few jobs are best left to the professionals. In interest of your personal...

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Shopping for a Car? Look for These Safety Features!

Match the high safety of your car with your auto insurance in Beaverton, OR. - Are you taking advantage of the January sales? If you are, you may have considered some of the amazing deals that many car dealers have at...

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What Are Standard Exclusions?

Have you ever heard the term “standard exclusions” and wondered what it means? If you’ve ever placed an insurance claim and discovered that your loss was listed as a “standard exclusion,” the term may seem frightening...

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Green Home Insurance Policies!

Your home insurance in Beaverton, OR can reduce with eco-friendly acts! - For homeowners committed to “going green” this new year, a wide range of insurance options are now available! Whether this is your 2016...

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Cycle Your Way to Quality Insurance Coverage for Your Bicycle!

Did you know that your bicycle is covered by your home insurance in Beaverton, OR? - Whether you ride your bicycle to work or explore trails on the weekend, bicycling is an increasingly popular pastime, sport, and mode...

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What Is Standard Coverage?

How many times have you heard the term “standard coverage”? Although you’ve probably heard it several times, you may not understand what it means. In this blog post, we’d like to help fix that.Standard coverage is a...

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Tools All Vehicle Owners Should Have

With correct tools and quality auto insurance in Beaverton, OR, your car can safely cruise the roads! - When you’re out on the road, the worst can happen – your car breaks down on the side of the road or runs into...

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Flash Floods – How to Prepare for the Unexpected!


Does your home insurance in Beaverton, OR cover your house from flood damage? - Flash floods are potentially the most dangerous kinds of floods because they happen instantly and often without any prior warning. They are...

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Healthy Living Tips: Ways to Avoid Refined Sugar

As a full-service, independent insurance agency,Fox Insurance Agency is interested in helping our friends and customers stay safe. Sometimes personal safety boils down to healthy decisions and daily habits. Whether or...

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Reviewing and Updating Your Life Insurance Policy

Do you have an up-to-date life insurance policy that will provide for your loved ones in the event of your death? Do you have life insurance that you don’t have to die in order to use? Although it may feel uncomfortable...

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