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May 2018
Convenience versus Privacy: Amazon Will Deliver to Your Car

Convenience versus Privacy: Amazon Will Deliver to Your Car

There’s in-home delivery and now Amazon will offer its Prime customers in-car delivery. The online retailer announced last week that Amazon delivery workers could place packages into certain vehicles parked at home, work, or other publicly accessible areas. Prime members

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Your Teen’s Online Behavior Can Cost You Real Money

Your Teen’s Online Behavior Can Cost You Real Money

Today’s technologies have numerous benefits. However, many parents still do not understand the risks that can stem from their families’ online behavior. Parents can be personally liable if their child uses the web to defame, harass, or threaten their peers.

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April 2018
Three Things to Realize About Insurance and Earthquakes

Three Things to Realize About Insurance and Earthquakes

The magnitude 5.3 earthquake that rattled a vast area of Southern California earlier this month is another reminder the Golden State is in prime earthquake country. Here are three facts to know about earthquakes and earthquake insurance. 1. Standard home

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Take an Insurance Inventory During Your Spring Cleaning

Take an Insurance Inventory During Your Spring Cleaning

There are few rites of spring more common than the annual house cleaning. So as you clean also take time to inventory what you own and to review your insurance. Home insurance is most effective when your policy accurately reflects

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February 2018
Earthquake Fault Under Rodeo Drive Concerns Seismic Experts

Earthquake Fault Under Rodeo Drive Concerns Seismic Experts

New data has California geologists redrawing an earthquake fault under the so-called Golden Triangle, running between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards. The new map extends the Santa Monica fault zone below Beverly Hill’s central district and Rodeo Drive. The Santa

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October 2017
Fire Insurance Limitations You Need to Know About

Fire Insurance Limitations You Need to Know About

A chilling side-by-side before and after photo shows the devastation of wildfires sweeping through northern California’s wine country. That subdivision in Santa Rosa is among the thousands of homes and businesses have been recently wiped out across the Golden State. With wildfire

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When You Bundle Insurance, Do You Save?

When You Bundle Insurance, Do You Save?

If you watched any live TV lately, you’ve probably seen at least one insurance company promising to save you money by bundling your insurance coverage.   So, does bundling your homeowners and auto insurance really save you money?   It

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July 2017
Easy Ways To Help Keep You Safe During Summer Travel

Easy Ways To Help Keep You Safe During Summer Travel

With summer travel season reaching its peak, most people are busy thinking about what to pack and what to do first when they arrive at their destination.   But that leaves many travelers unprepared to deal with unfortunate surprises such

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May 2017
U.S. Consumers Should Get More Protection Under New EU Rules

U.S. Consumers Should Get More Protection Under New EU Rules

A new set of rules going into effect in Europe means customers of some U.S. companies will get extra protection for their personal data, according to reports. Companies, such as banks, credit cards and insurance companies, have to be more

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April 2017
Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Technology has allowed us to stay connected in new ways, but sending a text message or replying to an email from behind the wheel can cause a “hangover effect,” according to AAA. In a 2013 study, researchers at the AAA

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