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Take these steps to help protect yourself from fraud

Did you know there’s a way to protect a credit file from fraudulent inquiries, giving you more say in who can access these reports and when? It won’t even cost anything to take... — Updated 3/1/2019


Prevent water damage in the home

Every home is vulnerable to leaks and flooding and dealing with water damage can be expensive and annoying. The good news is there are several easy ways to prevent problems.  Take... — Updated 1/31/2019

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Protect your car from break-ins

Car theft is a common occurrence that impacts more than 750,000 drivers a year – that’s roughly one incident every 41 seconds. Want to secure a vehicle from being broken into... — Updated 1/10/2019


How to decide if it's time to remodel a home

As another year starts to wind down, homeowners may be noticing places around the house that could use a little sprucing up.  Ready to start tearing down walls and interviewing con... — Updated 1/4/2019


Do you know about seasonal hazards?

As temperatures drop and holiday activities pick up speed, insurance claims can spike. To keep the family and property as safe as possible through the winter and beyond, keep these... — Updated 12/7/2018

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Be aware of these 4 common myths about car insurance

There’s no shortage of wrong information about car insurance. And unfortunately, making decisions based on half-truths can complicate life and cost consumers money. Need help... — Updated 11/1/2018


Keep a home safe while away on trips

If a resident is lucky enough to be a snowbird who travels with the seasons or if they have an extended trip coming up, they're probably thinking about how to best protect their... — Updated 10/19/2018

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These events might affect car insurance premiums

Life can be unpredictable, and various events may cause someone’s car insurance rates to fluctuate. If drivers will be making a change in the future, they should be aware of... — Updated 9/27/2018


Watch out for these homeowner mistakes

Few things in life are as stressful as buying a home. That is, until something goes wrong with it. The real work of owning a house often begins after moving in, but new homeowners c... — Updated 9/7/2018


Don't make these home storage mistakes

Rarely used objects often end up in the attic, basement or garage. But storing stuff where it seems most convenient isn't always the best, or safest, idea. Some items are too... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Tena Caracciolo    News

Timing matters when car shopping

Car shopping has become something of a science. If a buyer times their purchase right, they could save thousands off the sticker price, while buying during certain times of the... — Updated 8/17/2018


When buying a home, consider 6 due diligence tips

When purchasing property, doing the needed due diligence is more than a turn of phrase. The period when a house is under contract is an essential part of the homebuying process and... — Updated 6/22/2018


Hire the right contractor

Most major home repairs will require the help of a professional and hiring the right contractor can be challenging without knowing what to look for. Here's how to ensure quality... — Updated 5/24/2018


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