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Five Common and Potentially Costly Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.

In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really...

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers...

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the corner, too.

Before the rain and cold take over, it’s time...

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What should every car have? Motorcycle?

I saw a need post about a "necessities," kit a retailer provides all locations.  Basically, things you may forget at home or need in a pinch.

A few weeks later I saw this interesting video from Foremost  Yes, it is a silly video but it makes a lot of sense. ...

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About that furnace

I'm no expert and certainly imperfect, but i'd like to think I am smart enough to make sure I at least have my furnace serviced once a year. I've even gone as far as having air filters delivered to my home on a schedule to make sure I am at...

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Water and Maintenance

Water, great to drink, inexpensive to use but really expensive when it comes to insurance claims and damage to your home. Is there a perfect way to keep water damage from happening? No. Or at least not in my experience. Can regular maintenance help? ABSOLUTELY. But, as with all things...

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Abut that home deductible

I saw this clever picture saying "How can you lower the cost of your homeowner's insurance? Answer; You can raise your deductible...." And, yes, it is true. By raising your deductible you will spend less on home insurance. But, how much? Well, let's think about it. Depending on the amount...

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Your friends savings aren't your savings

A few weeks back I tweeted "Things that are simultaneously awesome and terrible.." With the caveat being kids make them better. My example was a Zoo. This morning, on the list of things that are simultaneously awesome and terrible, is a combination of people sharing about how much money they...

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Why Renters insurance? It's more than stuff

Get renters insurance, protect your stuff... It is the popular and most accurate way to say it. Sure, protect your belongings, but what about where you live? Yes, this coverage is not for your landlord or building owner. What I am talking about is money to temporarily pay you to...

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Motorcycles are fun

I'm a big fan of you driving whatever it is you want to drive. Personally, I've never ridden a motorcycle before, which doesn't mean I won't and it doesn't mean I do not appreciate those that do. I've also been in traffic on a highway where one or more make...

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