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How to Protect Your Home During the Holidays

Most of us look forward to the holidays with anticipation. Family, friends, and work get-togethers, parties, events, and foods and treats make the winter holiday season a favorite for people of every age – but it is smart to be aware of the risks. To protect your home and your valuables, check out these practical home safety tips: Protect your home from the risk of...

I Missed an Auto Insurance Payment: Here's What to Expect

Life happens, oversights can occur, and payments sometimes get missed. If you missed a car insurance payment, don’t panic. Your policy will not be cancelled immediately. State laws require auto insurance companies to provide notice to policyholders before cancelling their coverage for nonpayment. What Happens if I Don’t Get My Payment in on Time? Most car insurance companies offer a grace period for late payments....

What Steps Should I Take When in an Auto Accident?

A vehicle accident is a shock, even if it is just a minor fender-bender. The impact of the crash causes serious damage to the vehicle, or causes injuries to the driver and passengers. After an accident, taking certain steps can help you file a claim with your personal insurance policy to cover lost income from work, medical expenses, and other losses. Step One: Injuries? Call...

What You Should Know Before Becoming an Airbnb Host

Becoming an Airbnb host is an exciting prospect, with a great financial upside. However, it is important to be aware that hosting others on your property comes with added risks. The visitors to your property are unknown to you, and you can’t be completely confident that they will treat your property with respect. You have invested in your property, adding all the features that attract...

Home Maintenance Checklist: Step by Step Guide to Prepare Your Home for the Fall

Your home is likely one of your most valuable assets and keeping it in good condition matters. Before the rainy, colder fall weather rolls in, taking certain steps to prepare your home can protect your home from sustaining damage during the fall and winter months. Clear out Gutters Spend a few hours clearing any debris out of home gutters and downspouts. Check the brackets holding...