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Rebecca Hovater

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

January 25, 2018

Teaching your kids about money when they’re young can help them build good financial habits. Here’s how to tackle the credit topic with your children. Start simple. Explain what credit is: You borrow money to pay for something with the intent of paying back that money within a certain time frame. How well you pay […]


Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

December 26, 2017

If you and your family rely on your income, disability insurance can help provide financial stability if you’re unable to work due to a disability. While many think their chances of becoming disabled are slim, the reality is that 1 in 5 Americans live with disabilities. You never know when you might suffer a disability, […]


6 Tips for Cyber Safety

December 16, 2017

More than 41 million people have been the victims of identity theft,1 but there are steps you can take to be proactive in helping keep your information secure. Along with creating strong, varied passwords for every online account, consider these cyber security tips. Keep software up to date Tech companies are constantly monitoring their software for […]


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

December 4, 2017

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 […]


Auto Accidents…Before And After

October 26, 2017

Although no two auto accidents are alike, there are preparation and post-accident steps that every driver should take — like downloading the State Farm® mobile app. Here’s what you need to know. Before an auto accident… Remember ABP: Always Be Prepared. Download a copy of the State Farm mobile app and register your account. It […]


Backyard Playground and Trampoline Safety

June 26, 2017

Kids love to play and explore and one of the best places to do that is their own backyard. So it’s important that you know all you can about playgrounds and trampoline safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 51,000 emergency room visits are the result of injuries from home playground equipment each year. […]


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 […]


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