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When Should You Review Your Insurance Policy?

If you are like most people, you probably don't look at your insurance policy too often. Insurance is just that thing you have to have. Insurance isn't something that you really want, and that shows. The average person...

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Using Our Clickable Coverage Feature

If you're anything like me, you love to be prepared. Whether I am looking to buy a car, get a home insurance quote, or comparing lawn mowers I want to be as informed as I can be. Getting the most out of my purchase, and...

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Are you ignoring life insurance?

For a lot of young people today, life insurance is the last thing on their minds. Some people probably feel like they don't have time to research life insurance while balancing work and a social life. Other people may...

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Tax Season and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Unless you get an extension, taxes are due on April 18th. April 15th is usually the date people think of, but this year April 15th is on a Saturday. Taxes aren't due on a weekend so normally this would make Monday April...

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Fire Pit Safety Tips

This is an older post from Scott Stueber @ West Bend, but with summer here once again I figure it is still relevant. If you are going to have a campfire please do it safely. Check out these tips to protect yourself. ...

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Summer Driving More Dangerous For Teens

Summer is officially here! Unfortunately, for teen drivers, this is the deadliest time of year. More teens are now on the road going to their summer jobs, visiting friends, and travelling to summer attractions. This...

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Are you covered in a hit and run accident?

Have you ever come out of a store or restaurant and noticed your car has a new look? No, I’m not talking about your spouse or significant other surprising you with a new car. I’m referring to a large dent or scratch...

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Safety Tips For Working In Hot Weather

As summer approaches and the days get longer, the dangers of working outside during hot weather also increases. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress injuries and heat stroke....

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Auto Coverage Gaps for Children Who Don't Live at Home

Parents often want to continue to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage even after that child has permanently moved out of the household and is no longer a dependent....

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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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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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5 Holiday Safety Tips

With the Christmas decorations all set up and the excitement of the holidays in the air, it's easy to forget about safety precautions and careful behavior -- but knowing how to stay safe is just as important now as it...

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Holiday Health and Safety Tips

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what's important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday...

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The True Cost of Long Term Care

Paying for long-term care can have a major financial impact on families. It's a big reason why each year more than 65 million Americans provide long-term care to an adult family member. Yet the costs to those family...

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10 Situations When You Might Need An Emergency Fund

Everyone knows the little rules of life that reduce the risk of costly mistakes, like driving slowly in the rain or not leaving candles burning. But it's the rare what-ifs that might prompt you to dip into your...

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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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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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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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Uninsured Young Renters: Nationwide Survey

Uninsured Young Renters: Nationwide Survey - When my parents were first married, they were uninsured young renters living in a small, one-bedroom basement apartment in the suburbs. It was their first apartment together...

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Putting your Health First

While Marketplace health coverage is important, there's no substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy increases the chances you'll be there for your family and friends for many years to come. Use your...

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