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Rebecca Hovater

Boat Safety: Why to Get Certified

April 2, 2018

There are plenty of good reasons to be an educated boat operator. Chief among them: safety. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 77 percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. The good news, though, is that saving lives and reducing injuries can be as easy as taking a […]

Tax Talk: What You Need to Know for Smart Tax Filing

March 20, 2018

With income tax preparation, a little planning can help you minimize filing stress and streamline the process. Consider these tips and reminders to approach tax filing thoroughly and thoughtfully, this year and beyond. Put it on the calendar Taxes are generally due by April 15, unless that date falls on a weekend or holiday. (For […]

Four Strategies For Credit Card Debt Consolidation And Payoff

March 10, 2018

If you have credit card debt, you’re not alone: According to estimates by NerdWallet, total American credit card debt topped $905 billion in 2017 — an increase of nearly 8 percent from the previous year. And each household that carries credit card debt owes an average of almost $16,000. If there’s one achievable financial goal you […]

Travel Tips for Spring Break Trips

February 25, 2018

Pack up the car, print out the boarding tickets and stash easy-does-it clothes in your suitcase: It’s spring break travel time. But before you lock up and wave goodbye to your home for a week (or even a weekend), brush up on your spring break travel safety prep. Don’t broadcast your plans on social media […]

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. […]

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