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Insuring the Times of Your Life

Preston Newby was a youth minister. He and his wife, Tara, were driving with their son to visit family-excited to announce a new baby on the way. In the keeping with the kind of person Preston was, he stopped to help...

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Five tips to deal with wasps

At this time of year, many of us in the Midwest are soaking up the sun and enjoying the few nice days we have left. Football games, homecoming parades, visiting pumpkin farms and harvest festivals are a few ways we...

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Life Insurance Stories

Life insurance is a simple answer to a very difficult question: How will my family manage financially when I die? - It's a subject no one really wants to think about. But if someone depends on you financially, it's one...

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Are Your Tax Bills Rising? Life Insurance May Be The Answer

Do you have mutual funds? Many of us do, so this is certainly a heads up: Mutual fund investors’ tax bills have been on the rise again recently.The average capital gains distribution (a payment to shareholders of...

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Can You Spot A Government Impostor?

Your caller ID says "FTC" or "IRS," and the phone number has the "202" Washington, DC area code. You might even look the number up and see that it's a real government phone number. But the person calling isn't really...

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Top 5 Fire Safe Metros in the Midwest

Homeowners in certain areas are just more conscientious about fire-safety than others. We've ranked the Midwest region's biggest metros by their residential fire risk, preparedness and response time to fires. From...

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Time for a Home System Check? Pt. 2

We fill our homes with gadgets and systems to make life easier and safer. Some are conveniences. Some are necessities. All add to our quality of life. But they also need attention and maintenance so that they don't...

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Time for a Home System Check?

Did you hear that? Whether you’re a newlywed in a century-old Tudor or a retiree in a new condo, you’re subject to the sound of that thing that goes bump in the night. You only wish it was just a goblin. Is that the...

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Protect Yourself from Auto Theft and Fraud

There's nothing I like better during the heat of summer than a trip to the beach or the lake to cool off. But it's tough to take that weekend trip if car thieves have struck and left your driveway empty. Before you...

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Life Insurance for Seniors

If you search for life insurance for seniors or just "life insurance" and include qualifiers that include words like "senior", "over 65", "mature", "elder" or "retired", you will likely be given multiple selections for...

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