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Treehouses & Trampolines: What’s Insured in Your Outdoor Space

Backyard fun may come at a cost, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid splurge purchases like trampolines and treehouses altogether. Ultimately, it’s a family decision, partly based on feedback from your pediatrician on risk vs. benefit, and partly based on whether your spirit for adventure outweighs your concern for a potential accident. It’s also […]

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6 Things to Know About Aging Out of Your Parents’ Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to avoid high premiums and retain health insurance coverage as a dependent on their parents’ health insurance plans. What age you get the boot and need to insure yourself varies. The ACA states that you lose coverage from your parents’ plans at age 26. Some states, like New […]

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Giving Back to Your Employees: Why a Great Benefits Package Matters

Ray Silverstein, president of small business advisory group President’s Resource Organization, has said that there are specific benefits that good employees expect out of a job. Entrepreneur published his perspective that while medical insurance is at the top of that list of expectations, business owners should also be intentional about offering employees retirement plans, disability […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Financially Literate?

April has been Financial Literacy Month since 2004, when the Senate passed a resolution aimed at helping the public see just how important it was to pursue financial education. A person who is financially “literate” knows how to budget, knows how to invest, and knows how to manage long-term finances. In general, you can consider […]

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Awareness and Safety Amid COVID-19

The world has been filled with chaos and worry amid the coronavirus outbreak that has affected many people around the world. In response to the virus, many businesses have been forced to shut down and states have begun issuing stay at home orders. Below are some facts about the virus and what you can do […]

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Five Immediate Steps for Visible Water Damage in Your Ceiling

It’s a daunting moment when you look up to find a puddle in a light fixture or a growing water stain on a ceiling. Here’s what to do to minimize the damage and get help for a repair. Clear and protect the area beneath the stain. Move furniture and valuables, then lay down a tarp […]

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Applying for Life Insurance with Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Questions You’ll Need to Answer

According to the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals with type 2 diabetes spend 50 percent more on prescription drugs than individuals without and have a 50 percent greater likelihood of death. In turn, life insurance premiums can be significantly impacted by a diabetes diagnosis. However, while it’s true an insurance […]

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Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?

As spring break approaches and you peruse your options for travel both within the United States and abroad, you’re bound to be faced with a decision: do I accept the added cost of a travel insurance package? Whether you’re booking from a travel website or simply wondering whether to add cancellation protection onto a flight, […]

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Transporting Your Car During a Move

A long-distance move may involve the need to transport a vehicle, especially if one member of the family will be driving a moving van. Before you decide whether it’s preferable to hire an auto shipping company or tow your own vehicle behind a truck or moving van, consider the following details. Tow Dolly or Trailer: […]

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The ABCs of Airbnb: Prepping Your Home as a Short-Term Rental Space

Research suggests revenue from short-term vacation rentals will surpass the hotel industry in 2020. In fact, Airbnb reports that on any given night, there are 2 million people staying at one of its properties. If you’re looking to make extra income listing your space with a hosting platform, keep in mind the following tips for preparing […]

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