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Rebecca Hovater

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

November 12, 2016

Hiring out isn’t always necessary for small repairs around the house. You can complete each of these three home repairs in a few hours — for a fraction of the cost. How to Fix a Leaking Toilet Leaking toilets can waste large amounts of water. To troubleshoot the issue: Inspect the float and inlet valve: […]


To-Do List: Historic Home Maintenance

November 7, 2016

Home maintenance for historic homes can seem daunting, but the results may be worth it when it comes to resale value. The key is to maintain original charm while improving efficiency over time. Start today with this task list. Boost Temperature Control Historic homes are often inefficient at maintaining a consistent temperature in the winter […]


Should You Save or Shred?

November 3, 2016

Do you fall in the category of “pack rat” or “purger” when it comes to your personal documents? The best approach is somewhere in between the two extremes. Try these suggestions for a sensible but streamlined way to manage your paperwork. Keep Forever Because photocopies or scanned images of legal papers are usually not valid, […]


The Most Fun Activities Grandparents Can Do with Grandkids Of All Ages

October 29, 2016

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there to lend a hand where we can. We have partnered with Huffington Post to create helpful content that supports you through major life events. Check out the original infographic on Huffington Post. Grandchildren are a treasure. They offer the opportunity to relive parenthood without having to do […]


What to Know Before Buying an RV

October 22, 2016

RVs come in many shapes and sizes, so how do you ever decide? Start by answering the following three questions. What type of RV is best for me? There are three main types: motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels. Motorhomes have their own engine and transmission, so you don’t need an additional vehicle to pull […]


Time to Break These 5 Bad Driving Habits

October 15, 2016

Drivers may slip into some bad driving habits when they’re comfortable with the road — but the following could result in a crash or a traffic violation. Avoid these bad driving habits to help keep the road safe: Failing to signal. It’s important to let other drivers and pedestrians know your next move so they […]


Watch Out For Animals In The Road

October 8, 2016

There’s so much to think about when driving: surrounding cars, your speed, pedestrians, reckless drivers. It hardly seems fair that we have to worry about animals too. But it’s a danger we can’t ignore. An estimated 1.3 million claims happened in the past year resulting from these collisions. There’s no silver bullet to keep large […]


How Can To Save Money On Renters Insurance

September 25, 2016

With renters insurance, cutting costs doesn’t have to mean cutting back. Here are a few easy ways to save money on your renters insurance without skimping on coverage. Reduce Your Risk, Reduce Your Rates Where you live will play an important role in determining your renters insurance rates. In general terms, prices will vary based […]


SR-22 Information: What You Need to Know

September 16, 2016

If your driver’s license has been suspended, your state Department of Motor Vehicles may require you to obtain an SR-22 document known as a Certificate of Financial Responsibility. An SR-22 verifies the purchase of vehicle insurance coverage required by the state for reinstatement of driving privileges. Reasons Why an SR-22 May Be Required The requirement […]


Common Medicare Questions and Answers

September 5, 2016

If Medicare is new to you, you may have a lot of unanswered questions. These Medicare questions and answers can help decipher the program.   Q: What is Medicare? A: Medicare is a federal health insurance program split into four parts: A, B, C and D. These different parts cover hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare […]


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