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Do I Need to Buy Rental Car Insurance?

In my experience, traveling can quickly inspire a new state of mind. It’s easy to leave the mundane details of our daily lives on the runway when we leave for a new destination. There are, however, some very useful mundane details that can travel with you—without taking up luggage space!

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, it affected an estimated 13 million people in the Gulf Coast region. It claimed 88 lives, left over 200,000 damaged homes in its wake, and caused $125 billion in total damages. According to the National Hurricane Center, three out of five of the costliest hurricanes on record—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—occurred in 2017. Combined, these devastating storm systems racked up $265 billion in total damages to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in just one hurricane season.

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Auto Insurance Coverage in the Gig Economy

For better or worse, it's hard to dispute the fact that the gig economy is most likely here to stay. More and more Americans are taking on part-time "side hustles" that give them the flexibility to earn extra cash during hours that accommodate their schedules. Businesses such as Favor, Uber, Lyft, Air B&B, Amazon Delivery, and DoorDash have no shortage of interested potential employees.

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Back to Basics with Life Insurance

Life insurance should be a part of everyone's financial plan. Whether you are young and healthy or more seasoned with a family, life insurance offers peace of mind and protection for your loved ones. While it may not be comfortable to think about our inevitable death, as the old saying goes, the only thing certain about life is death and taxes!

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What Coverages Are Included in Auto Insurance?

When it comes to auto insurance, most drivers know that they need it, they know the basics about their policy choices—deductible, premiums, covered drivers—but rarely do consumers have a in-depth understanding of exactly what their policy covers. While it can be somewhat boring to pour through the pages of you insurance policy, it's important to understand the details of your coverage to ensure you aren't under-or over-insured.

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Protect Your Vehicle Value from Severe Weather

Over the last few years, severe weather events have become more common and damaging than ever, costing the nation millions of dollars in damages. As weather threats increase, protecting your possessions should be a priority; this includes your vehicle(s). Since vehicles are typically parked out in the elements, they are directly exposed to any type of weather that strikes them. Though vehicles are durable, they cannot withstand severe weather as much as your home—making them vulnerable to damage.

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What to Expect During Your Life Insurance Medical Exam

Congratulations, you have successfully completed and submitted your life insurance application! So, what’s next? There’s a lot that goes into buying life insurance and many times, a life insurance medical exam is one of those items. Like any exam, being prepared can help eliminate those exam-day jitters. Your exam results will help an insurer determine if you qualify for a life insurance policy and if so, how much the final premium may cost you.

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The Rise of Auto Insurance Rates and How You Can Avoid Them

In the auto insurance world, the news of late is not good for anyone—auto insurers are making less money than they used to, and in an attempt to recoup some of their lost profits, insurers are charging higher rates for coverage. Here's the lowdown on why auto insurance rates are rising and what you as a policyholder can do to minimize the increases.

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Establishing Rules for Your First-Time Drivers

Handing over a set of car keys to your first-time teen driver can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Setting the right expectations and rules before they get behind the wheel can help you prevent potential accidents and keep your teen safe.

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Five Peculiar Things Covered By Insurance

When you buy a home, your lender requires that you secure a homeowners insurance policy, and you’re likely aware of how important it is to protect your home and your possessions from potential damage. Things like a bathroom flooding or home burglaries, unfortunately, happen every day so it’s necessary to protect yourself. However, did you know your policy may also protect you and your home and belongings from things that you thought only happen in the movies?

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