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Why Do I Need Renter’s Insurance? 

If you are planning to move out on your own for the first time or maybe you are renting a room, chances are you’re going to need to invest in renter’s insurance. Only a staggering 41% of renters actually have renter’s insurance. Some building managers require tenants to get renters insurance, but many don’t. Just because no […]

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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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How Can You Be Safe On The Road?

Did you know that motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to crashes than other drivers? According to NHTSA, there were 5,172 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes – a decrease of 3 percent from the 5,337 motorcyclists killed in 2016. Motorcycle safety is becoming a growing concern. Of the 5,172 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, […]

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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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A Guide to Preventing Slips and Falls Around Your Business 

Whether you actually hurt yourself or just suffer from a bruised ego, slipping and falling is always a nasty shock. At home, you can usually just dust yourself off and forget about it, but if you own a business, slips and falls suddenly become much more serious. Maintaining a safe business property for your employees […]

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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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What Does It Mean to Be Financially Literate? 

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 yourself financially literate if… …you know how to take care of your debt.  US News & World Report suggests that the wisest strategy for paying off what you owe is […]

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Four Ways Motorcycle Safety Doesn’t Compromise Fun

Feeling the wind as you ride your motorcycle down a winding mountainside can certainly be exhilarating. Riding is an activity that combines mindfulness, adventure, and nature in a way that is uniquely distinct from simply driving a car. Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a motorcyclist who crashes is 30 times more […]

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Why and How You Should Create a Home Inventory for Insurance Purposes 

Most people have heard that they should keep inventory of the things they own in their home, but very few actually do. And those that do, rarely have one that is kept up-to-date. The good news is that putting together an inventory isn’t hard. It’s just very time consuming to make a list of everything […]

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Rebuilding Your Business After a Natural Disaster 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never recover and re-open their doors after a disaster. It is in the best interest of your business to maintain both adequate insurance coverage and a disaster recovery plan so you’re prepared to bounce back when Mother Nature comes calling.   In […]

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