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9 09, 2014

Does My Home Insurance Cover My Sports Collection?


Sports fans – how safe are your collectibles? Would your treasured baseball card collection survive a flood? What might happen to your Michael Jordan autographed basketball in a house fire? What if burglars swipe your signed Wayne Gretzky jersey? These questions are not designed to make you paranoid about your [...]

8 08, 2014

Understanding Your Homeowners Policy


If you're a homeowner, or are considering buying a home, you'll want to know the basics of homeowners insurance. "The I's on Insurance: Your Homeowners Coverage" explains what most policies cover (and don't cover). Watch and learn about liability, additional living expenses and other coverages in your insurance policy. And [...]

31 07, 2014

Car Depreciation: How Much Value Have You Lost?


When people buy homes, they purchase them with the expectation that the value will rise over time, building equity. This is not the case with cars. These expensive purchases lose value over time, and the rate of loss varies according to the car’s age, make and model. You may not [...]

3 07, 2014

4th of July Fireworks: Beautiful, Patriotic… and Dangerous


According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 60% of all fireworks injuries occur around July 4th. While these loud bursts of light and color add flair to celebrations, it should be remembered that fireworks are explosive devices and must be handled with care. Many communities celebrate the Fourth of [...]

23 06, 2014

Staying safe when lightning strikes


During the summer weather, it can be tempting to play one more hole of golf, hike just one more mile, or throw a few more pitches to a budding baseball player. But if lightning is in the area, those decisions can be dangerous. Lightning is the third largest storm-related killer [...]

12 06, 2014

The Cost of Flooding


Only 2 inches of water can cost thousands of dollars in damages