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Insuring Vacant Properties   It seems these days that more and more people are buying up second—or third—homes to rent out.  What a great way to build up a nest egg for retirement! But sometimes that egg has a couple of cracks in its shell. READ MORE >>

People always say that home insurance is "better to have and not need than the other way around." The trick is figuring out when you need it. Ideally, insurance is a last line of defense. Sometimes, it even makes far more sense to cover the damages yourself without filing a claim. Here's are some things to consider: READ MORE >>

Auto insurance providers tend to sign their policies with the understanding that a lot of people loan their cars out to family and friends. A policy is not immediately invalid because someone else is driving your car. However, there are plenty of good reasons why some people won't let anyone else behind the wheel of their car. READ MORE >>

According to experts, the best investment that one can make is often real estate. This is particularly true when the housing market is thriving. When one invests in the market, there is always the chance of loss. Therefore, many investors choose to buy a second home to rent out to other people or for vacation. READ MORE >>

If you cause an accident, meaning it’s your fault, you can probably understand that your car insurance rates should go up. But what if the other driver was 100% at-fault? Even then, it's still possible to see a rate increase. The reason is that it might have been possible for you to avoid the accident. READ MORE >>

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is this more true than in basic home maintenance. Spending a little bit of time and effort caring for your home today may save you days of costly repairs tomorrow. Here are some simple, cheap ways to protect your home against potential damages: READ MORE >>

      Preparing for the storm: Designate an out-of-area contact that your family members can call in case you are separated. Prepare an emergency kit in a waterproof container or bag. Include your insurance documents, other important documents (e.g. READ MORE >>

Buying enough home insurance is always the biggest decision homeowners have to make when investing in a policy. How much is enough? There are many different opinions on what the right balance of coverage is. One way to compare policies is to consider the insurance to value ratio. READ MORE >>

    Many people wonder why their insurance agent asks for the name and address of the bank or loan company that provided the funds to buy their car.  Are they just snooping, or is there a reason behind the question?   READ MORE >>

One of the things that can influence the availability and cost of auto insurance is your history of maintaining a policy. If you have car insurance on a consistent basis, chances are good you are a responsible driver. If your past isn’t so smooth, though, you could face difficulty getting a new plan. READ MORE >>

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