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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

Is My Homeowners Policy Enough to Cover My Valuables?

Your home is your family’s hub: it’s your sanctuary and the most valuable asset you own. Protecting your home (even if you’re renting) with a homeowners insurance policy keeps you safe in the event of a theft or...

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Debunking the Dangerous Myths of Commercial Insurance

We see the news littered with headlines about major companies being sued for countless reasons and we assume only the majors players are liable for legal complications, but even small businesses --- including your...

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How to avoid the most common auto and home insurance mistakes

Insurance. We all need it, but how can you make sure that you have the coverage that you need without overspending or underspending? We’re accustomed to making purchasing decisions based on price, but this can spell...

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"What is umbrella coverage? Doesn't my business have enough liability coverage already?"

Umbrella insurance is an apt name for this coverage that extends over and beyond other underlying policies to protect your business or home. You may believe that you have the coverage that you need, but umbrella...

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A "Lending Tree" approach to insurance: why independent insurance agencies look out for you better.

So, when you get ready to purchase an insurance policy for auto or home, who comes to mind? State Farm? Nationwide? Allstate? That’s what a lot of people would say. However, there’s a better, more effective, more...

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Tips for Buying a Safe Car

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone)....

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How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad...

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Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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