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October 2017
Three Things to Know About Getting the Right Insurance for Your Rental

Three Things to Know About Getting the Right Insurance for Your Rental

More people are becoming landlords, many by choice and some by necessity, but they don’t always know what it takes to insure a rental property.   The insurance equation changes quite a bit once a home is rented out. Renters

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September 2017
What To Do To Get Ready for a Major Earthquake

What To Do To Get Ready for a Major Earthquake

Millions of people across Mexico felt the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit off the nation’s Pacific Coast late Thursday. The quake was the strongest to hit the region in a century.   While that may heighten anxiety about a strong earthquake

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August 2017
Before Sending Your Kids to College Review Your Insurance

Before Sending Your Kids to College Review Your Insurance

But you can get a little peace of mind by making sure you have the right insurance coverage in place. Specifically, you’ll want to look at your homeowners, auto and health insurance to know what’s covered and what’s not. Homeowners

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June 2017
Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi to Shop Online

Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi to Shop Online

People are more suspicious of public Wi-Fi networks than of public toilet seats, according to a recent opinion poll, but that doesn’t stop us from using them. Despite the digital risks from the theft of your personal data, including passwords and

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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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January 2017
Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

A device developed by engineers for manufacturers to test the vulnerability of vehicle systems is allowing thieves to steal cars that use key fobs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says the boxy device, about the size of a smartphone,

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December 2016
How homeowners can save on their premiums

How homeowners can save on their premiums

If you haven’t looked at your homeowners insurance policy lately you’re not alone. Just over half (56%) of the respondents in a recent Travelers Co. survey said they check their homeowners’ policy at least once a year. That means many

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Do college students need renters insurance?

Do college students need renters insurance?

Near the bottom of things on college students minds is insurance. But students who are living off-campus in a rented apartment, condo or house need to think about renters insurance. Most students living off-campus have thousands of dollars worth of electronics, furniture

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October 2016
Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Cyberthieves have a new target to get at your money: ATMs. The automated teller machine is getting a security upgrade to accept debit and credit cards with security chips, like the check-out lines, but the slow transition is an opportunity

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Will robots really drive better than us?

Will robots really drive better than us?

There’s a lot of excitement and hype around driverless vehicles. From President Obama to Uber, the claim is that self-driving cars can help save lives. “One of the hardest questions to answer is, ‘How do these cars compare to human

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