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6 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Garage

A garage helps protect your vehicles from exposure to the elements. It can also be a convenient location for storing items you don’t want to keep in the house. Keeping some items in the garage can create a health and safety risk for you and your family. Never store these six things in your garage: Propane Tanks If you barbecue outdoors, you may keep propane...

The 16 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Highway Driving

When the United States Interstate Highway System was created in 1956, it transformed the way Americans traveled. Upon its completion, these new freeways allowed us to drive cross country for the first time, covering hundreds of miles between stops. But over time, the same elements that make highway driving so convenient – namely high speed limits and the elimination of intersections – have also resulted...

Is Insurance Cheaper if You Own the Car?

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. You paid off your car. Congratulations! Now what? As you enjoy the extra cash in your bank account, it may be a good time to take a look at another expense that impacts your budget: your auto insurance. Now that you own your car, it’s reasonable to ask: Which coverages are optional when you own your car? Which...

Understanding What Your Home Insurance Policy Covers

Understanding your home insurance policy and what it covers is essential but easier said than done. Insurance contracts are written in a legal language unfamiliar to most of us. To understand your coverage, you may want to get help from a local insurance agent. You need to know what is covered – hopefully long before you need to file a claim. You likely have homeowners'...

What To Know Before You Finish Your Basement

In most cities across the United States, today’s hot real estate market is showing no signs of cooling down. Home prices continue to climb, driven by a shortage of inventory and low mortgage rates. And this hot market is driving many homeowners to invest in upgrading their current home instead of buying a new one. For those looking to add more usable indoor space, finishing...