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Grilling safety and insurance

Keep your home, family and guests safe during your barbeque fun. Millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. Ensure trouble-free summer cooking fun by maintaining your grill, using it...

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Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip...

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Facts and History Behind Father’s Day

It’s a bit of a tradition for many fathers to go on and on about the knowledge they’ve gained over the years, whether it’s about history, family stories, financial wisdom, or just plain random facts - like how that...

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Protect yourself against uninsured motorists

Don't risk financial losses because someone else isn’t covered. Despite the legal requirements in 49 states, many drivers in the U.S. remain uninsured. Don't risk your financial health-make sure you're insured, and...

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What is gap insurance?

Protect yourself financially when you owe money on a depreciated vehicle How gap insurance works - When you buy or lease a new car or truck, the vehicle starts to depreciate in value the moment it leaves the car lot....

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Road Rage and Auto Insurance

Aggressive driving can lead to accidents-and compromised coverage. Road rage incidents are not only dangerous, they are exempted from coverage by many auto insurance policies. Understand your risks and take...

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Lightning coverage and safety

How to keep yourself, your home and your belongings safe from lightning. Lightning can cause damage to your home and belongings-and can cause bodily harm. It's prudent to take steps to prevent the dangerous effects...

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Unique Vehicles Require Special Auto Coverage

A classic, custom, collectible or antique car requires insurance that reflects your vehicle’s uniqueness and value. If you own-or are thinking of owning-a special set of wheels, find out about the kind of policy you...

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Motorcycle Insurance

Find the right insurance coverage for your bike Choosing the right insurance policy is much like choosing the right motorcycle. You want it to fit your needs and lifestyle-and to be within your budget. Here's a guide...

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7 ways to improve your finances during Financial Literacy Month

April is tax season, so a lot of people are thinking about their finances these days. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking in the short term: What’s my refund going to be-or how much do I owe? And...

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Put a smoke alarm checkup on your spring cleaning list

By Lynne McChristian, I.I.I. Non-resident Scholar and Media SpokespersonAh, spring! The season of renewal, of fresh beginnings, of flowers in bloom – and of fresh batteries in the smoke alarm. Yes, you probably...

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What are the different types of term life insurance policies?

Term insurance comes in two basic varieties-level term and decreasing term. These days, almost everyone buys level term insurance. The terms “level” and “decreasing” refer to the death benefit amount during the term of...

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful...

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You Own It. Now Protect It With Condo Insurance!

- Condo or Condon’t - Condo Insurance - You’ve taken the plunge and opted for condo life. Now that the papers are signed, it seems like everything is taken care of for you-building maintenance, roof repairs,...

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If a tree falls on your house, are you covered?

Standard homeowners insurance covers different kinds of tree disasters. If a tree hits your home or other insured structure, such as a detached garage, your standard homeowners insurance policy covers the damage to...

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Will I need long-term care?

If you’re under 55, it’s unlikely. Even over 55, only a small percentage of the population will need long-term care before they are in their 70s or 80s. However, according to research published in the journal Inquiry...

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Reasons to purchase permanent life insurance

A permanent life policy provides lifelong insurance protection. The policy pays a death benefit if you die tomorrow or if you live to be a hundred. There is also a savings element that will grow on a tax-deferred basis...

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Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

You’re not just imagining it-a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and...

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Background on: Marijuana and Impaired Driving

- Overview - More states are passing legislation permitting medical and/or recreational marijuana use, which raises concerns about users driving under the influence of marijuana. This piece will discuss: Marijuana...

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What features of long-term care policies should I focus on?

There are various questions and issues to keep in mind when choosing a long-term care policy. Where may care occur? - The best policies pay for care in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or at home. Benefits are...

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How to choose the right type of life insurance

Choosing the right type of life insurance can be confusing, but it’s also an important decision. Here are some guidelines that can help you narrow down your best life insurance options. Consider term life insurance if.....

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Should I buy long-term care insurance?

If you need long-term care services and have to pay to obtain them, what financial resources could you call on? Do you have enough to pay for four or more years in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or home...

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Why should I buy life insurance?

Many financial experts consider life insurance to be the cornerstone of sound financial planning. It can be an important tool in the following situations: Replace income for dependents. If people depend on your income,...

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Safe Driving in Winter Weather

Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it’s anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were...

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Protect your home from winter weather

Get your home ready for freezing weather hazards with these simple tips: Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences to your home-and to your household budget. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take...

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Surviving severe cold weather

Much of the country periodically experiences severe and sustained cold weather, with snowfalls interspersed with periods of melting and freezing. This can inflict considerable damage on homes. Here are some tips and...

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