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What’s a Home Inventory, and Why Do I Need One?

What if you were asked to make a list of everything inside your home from memory? Chances are, you’d end up forgetting a thing or two … right? Well, if you ever have to file a homeowners insurance claim after a fire or major disaster, you could be asked to do just that. That’s why [...]

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What Can I Do If My Car Is Stolen?

Having your car stolen is a traumatic experience. You step out the door, and your car is simply gone – not there where you left it. Unfortunately, it happens every day to vehicle owners all over the U.S. The following is a checklist to prepare you in case that unhappy event ever happens to you. [...]

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How to Store Your Outdoor Gear During the Offseason

Whether it’s camping, biking, kayaking or skiing, there’s nothing quite like spending time outdoors. Getting outside can be a great way to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life, allowing you to clear your head while enjoying the added benefits of sunshine, fresh air and exercise.  But as the seasons begin to change, so do [...]

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5 Brilliant Ideas for your ‘Bonus’ Room

Maybe your tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket. Or maybe your son or daughter finally fled the nest and the empty room is driving you crazy. Whatever your motivation, there are lots of reasons to personalize some extra space in your home. Even better? Consumer Reports estimates that adding a flex or [...]

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How to Move From the Couch to a 5K

If you’re looking for motivation to get off the couch, running a 5K is a great fitness goal to work toward. Don’t be intimidated by the number. At a distance of just over three miles, a good training program can have you crossing the finish line of your first 5K in just a few months.  [...]

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Why You Need a Business Mentor

In business, as in life, it always helps to get advice from someone who’s been there before. But while you may have asked a friend to share their wisdom when it comes to parenting or personal finance, it’s less common for entrepreneurs to seek out advice on managing their business.  That’s where a business mentor [...]

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I Have Life Insurance Through Work. Isn’t That Enough?

Picture this: You land an exciting new job with great benefits: vacation time, health insurance, 401(k)… even free lunch once a week! They offer group life insurance, too – two times your annual salary. That sounds like a lot, right? In many cases, it might not stretch as far as you think. See also: The [...]

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Crowdfunding Is Not Life Insurance

We live in a world of instant gratification. These days, you can order takeout, book a plane ticket, or even find a Friday night date – all with a swipe and a tap on your phone. Living in the moment is a beautiful thing. But when it comes to financial planning… it’s important to think [...]

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How to Spot Squirrels in Your Attic

Squirrels can be cute and fuzzy when they’re chewing acorns in your backyard. But those teeth aren’t as cute when they’re gnawing wires in your home or tearing up insulation. Squirrels don’t have the “icky” reputation of other household pests… but they’re still wild animals, and they can do serious damage. When squirrels makes themselves [...]

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Why Your Kids Should Play Outside This Winter

You’ve just weathered your way through another winter snowstorm. But just because school is canceled or the roads are bad doesn’t mean your family needs to be cooped up inside all day.  In fact, playing outside is the perfect way to make the most of your next snow day. And despite what you may think… [...]

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