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6 Steps to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter

In the words of House Stark—winter is coming. Days are getting shorter and the temperature on the thermometer is dropping. To help you survive the coming season, here are some strategies that will help you save energy and money on heating costs, and stay cozy during the coldest months of the year.

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Safe and Savvy Holiday Shopping

Christmas lights are twinkling, holiday music is starting to chime, peppermint mocha coffee is back—the holiday shopping season has officially begun! So, now would be a good time to talk about the potential for theft and what we can do to protect ourselves this season.

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Part 2: 4 Simple Tips to Winterize Your Home

In a recent blog post, we provided a few tips on getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few more to help you stay warm this winter!

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Living with HeART: Amanda and The Protean Effect

For many Americans, the idea of securing life insurance can be overwhelming, and 86% of uninsured people over-estimate the cost of life insurance by nearly two times according to LIMRA1. Life insurance isn’t always something we love to think about, but it often makes a world of difference, as it did for Amanda and her family.

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If You're Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage, Ask Yourself These Questions

With interest rates near historic lows, it’s a good time to consider whether refinancing your home loan might help you lower your monthly payment or achieve other financial goals such as paying for college or home improvements. Simply stated, when you refinance your mortgage, you take out a new loan that pays off your original mortgage. The new loan can have a lower interest rate, a shorter or longer loan term, and depending on the appraised value of your home, you may be able to borrow more.

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Living With HeART #LIAM

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and every year, we make a concerted effort to educate the public about the importance of life insurance. For many Americans, the idea of securing life insurance can be overwhelming, and 86% of uninsured people over-estimate the cost of life insurance by nearly two times according to LIMRA.1

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

Sweet, sweet summertime! We love spending time outdoors during this time of year, especially with our furry friends. While you’re enjoying the sunshine, keep a close eye on your pet—the heat may affect your fur baby more than you realize! Here are some tips to make sure your pets are protected from the intense summer sun.

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The Balancing Act: Responsible Credit Usage or Debt

Managing personal finances can be tricky. Between rising mortgage rates, student loans debt, and increasing credit card debt it's no surprise Americans are racking up high debt levels.

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Invest According to Your Values

If you're looking to both invest your money for growth and make a difference in the world, you're in luck: socially responsible investing is not an oxymoron! Investing in socially conscious companies is possible and increasing in popularity, with Bloomberg recently reporting that almost 85% of millennials list socially responsible investing as an important personal finance goal.

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Is Technology Making You a More Distracted Driver?

Every year, we're introduced to new car features, electronic devices, and smartphone apps that promise to increase safety, make our lives easier, and automate tasks. Often, the benefits of these technologies are a matter of opinion and personal preference, but what about their collective effect on our attentiveness, especially while driving? Even safety and time-saving technologies require our brain power and some amount of time to learn and operate. How does this affect our ability to pay attention to the road?

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