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How annuity maximization could benefit your heirs

Many people struggle to understand annuities and wonder if they really need one or not. To help shed light on this situation, let’s look at one example. “Tom,” a 60-year-old widower, purchased an annuity 20 years ago....

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Cyber security essential for smart homes

Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a...

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good...

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Making the most of the home walk-through

It’s easy to get caught up in excitement when you’re looking for a new home. Keep in mind, though, when a home is listed for sale, it is being presented as positively as possible. As a prospective buyer, you will want...

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Keeping up with the seasons: Time for fall tasks

We’re less than four weeks from the start of fall: time to start thinking about some annual tasks if you live in a part of the country with seasonal temperature changes. INSPECT YOUR HEATING SYSTEM - Whether it’s a...

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Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Back in the early days of home security "systems," around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire "door shakers"-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were...

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Travel insurance: Secret weapon of savvy travelers

One of our family’s most favorite vacations was almost over before we left town. A few summers ago, I pre-paid for a week in the Rocky Mountains. It was going to be five FUN-tastic days of dude ranching and whitewater...

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Keep children safe at your home pool

Every year nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for children in that age range. Tragically, 87 % of these deaths occur in backyard...

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What to do when buying a new or used car

Congratulations on your new car! Purchasing a new vehicle is exciting, and insurance isn’t normally the first thing on your mind. When you finally think of it, you may be overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Here are...

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Are you covered? Don’t be caught underinsured

Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to help you recover fully after a loss and avoid incurring serious financial burdens? It’s a question many people don’t ask, and if they have a claim, it can...

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Supplies, communication key in tornado prep

While tornadoes can occur throughout the year, spring and early summer are peak months in most of the United States. Prepare to respond to a tornado by stocking your emergency kit, updating your family’s emergency...

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April showers, May flowers and spring home repairs

Spring weather brings hope for new beginnings and warmer temperatures. Plants, welcomed or not, start to burst out of their winter slumber. Sunshine fills the house, prompting us to spruce up indoors and outdoors. ...

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Prepare for high winds and tornadoes

High winds are a danger to people and property. Learning what to look for and how to properly prepare can save lives and minimize damage. WIND CHARACTERISTICS - Wind damage can come from wind alone or from severe...

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Planning key to successful home renovation

Home improvement projects seem to have no season. While many big outdoor projects happen in spring and summer, homeowners may find the best time to work on a renovation project is when contractors are available or...

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Life insurance protects, offers peace of mind

Did you know most Americans (78 percent) agree that preparing financially for life’s unknowns is a way to show that you care? In fact, a little closer look at the data finds almost 2 in 3 (65 percent) think that having...

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Earthquake: Tips to protect your family

If you live near a fault line, you likely are no stranger to tremors or other earthquake activity. Preparation may be an ongoing process for your family. The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov website offers a...

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Earthquake: Tips to protect your family

If you live near a fault line, you likely are no stranger to tremors or other earthquake activity. Preparation may be an ongoing process for your family. The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov website offers a...

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Strengthen your data privacy practices

Your business, whatever its size, most likely processes and maintains information every day. At least annually, take time to review your data privacy practices to reinforce your information security and to reassess your...

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Knowledge is power in protecting yourself from fraud

While you work hard to earn money, criminal enterprises are working hard to steal it. So let’s take a minute to brush up on the latest tricks, scams and methods criminals are using to steal data and money from you and...

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