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Three Tips For Construction Season

Nothing puts a damper on a family outing quite like stop-and-go traffic. Budding excitement and anticipation all but disappear when orange "Road Construction" signs and flashing arrows indicate changing traffic patterns...

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Distracted Driving: Staying Safe on the Road [Infographic]

How Long Can You Wait to File a Homeowner's Insurance Claim?

How long can an insured wait to file a homeowner's claim with the insurance company? This question is not asked often, but it can have serious financial consequences if you don't understand the implications of timely...

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Spring Home Maintenance

When springtime rolls around in Illinois, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s something even more important to keep in mind: home...

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What Every Single Parent Should Know About Life Insurance

There is no denying that it is difficult being a single parent. Though it can be highly rewarding, juggling work, child-rearing, bill-paying and other responsibilities can sometimes be overwhelming. If you...

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6 Reasons You May Get Turned Down for Life Insurance

The most common reason that people get declined for life insurance coverage is because they have a specific health condition, but it isn't the only reason. I'd like to cover the top ones and let you know what your...

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Questions Expecting Moms Have About Life Insurance

If you are expecting a child and are considering life insurance, the first thing I have to say is-smart move! But if this is your first time looking for coverage, you may have questions. Here are some typical ones I've...

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Primary, Supplemental, and Secondary Insurance

You may already know this, but you are entitled to have health insurance coverage under more than one plan. In fact, you are entitled to have a healthcare plan with more than one insurance company. When you have more...

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Tips For First Time Home Owners

Most people look forward to owning their own home one day. However, many people do not realize that a lot of work goes into being a homeowner. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to make it easier to...

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How Do I Report My Health Insurance on My Tax Return?

If you believe the headlines, sorting out the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as "Obamacare") is going to be the single worst moment of your 2015 tax filing season. That might be true for some taxpayers. But...

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