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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

Are there different types of policies?

Yes. A person who owns his or her home would have a different policy from someone who rents. Policies also differ on the amount of insurance coverage provided. The different types of homeowners policies are fairly...

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that matters. It's...

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Home Buyers Insurance Checklist

Shopping for your dream house? There are many considerations when looking at real estate, such as property taxes, school district, available recreational opportunities in the neighborhood, to name a few. But an...

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What's the difference between cancellation and nonrenewal?

There is a big difference between an insurance company canceling a policy and choosing not to renew it. Insurance companies cannot cancel a policy that has been in force for more than 60 days except when: You fail to...

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Understanding Your Insurance Deductible

Understanding the role deductibles play when insuring a car or a home is an important part of getting the most out of your insurance policy. A deductible is basically the amount "deducted" from an insured loss....

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What Type of Insurance Do I Need If I?m Renting Out My Home?

There are many reasons why you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Whether you own a second home that you plan to lease to a tenant, or want to rent out a room in your house...

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Trees and Insurance

If a tree falls and hits your house, are you covered? The short answer is, yes. The coverage is quite straightforward: if a tree hits a home or other insured structure, such as a detached garage, standard homeowners...

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What types of disasters are covered by my homeowners insurance?

Standard homeowners policies generally cover a wide range of potential disasters, from tornadoes and windstorms, to fire and lightning strikes, to winter storm damage caused by weight of ice and snow. Most homeowners...

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College and Credit: Tips for Managing Your Money

In these difficult economic times, many of today's college students are turning to credit cards to finance their college education, using them for everything from everyday necessities to books and tuition. Unfortunately,...

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What does my credit rating have to do with purchasing insurance?

Credit scores are based on an analysis of an individual's credit history. Insurers often generate a numerical ranking based on a person's credit history, known as an "insurance score," when underwriting and setting the...

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