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Rebecca Hovater

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 […]


How to Make a Budget

September 2, 2016

Checking in on your household’s monthly budget once a year is a smart practice. The discipline will help you balance income and expenses while putting money toward financial goals, such as saving for college or paying off debt. Consider the following tips to help you get started. Popular Budgeting Methods Find an approach that works […]


50 Things You Learn By The Time You’re 50

August 26, 2016

At State Farm, we want to empower you in every stage of your life. We’ve partnered with HuffPost to provide go-to-guides for anyone and everyone embarking on new life ventures. You can find this original article and more in HuffPost Life Handbook, which offers information, tips and advice on everything from becoming a new parent […]


Help Your Teen Be a Better Driver

August 15, 2016

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers, claiming the lives of 3,000 each year1. But you can play an important role in keeping your kids safer behind the wheel. State Farm® offers a variety of free tools and helpful resources, such as Road Trips® and Road Aware®, at its Teen Driver […]


Sniff Out Home Fires

August 8, 2016

Whether a fire has begun or the circumstances are right for one to ignite, homeowners may smell danger before seeing smoke or flames. If you sense trouble, act quickly to track down the source of the odor and address the problem. Target your search. Pinpoint the room from which the scent is coming from by […]


Winter Blues

January 12, 2015

Some of us in northern climes approach winter with a growing sense of dread — the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and sooner or later many of us succumb to the “winter blues.” Severe and chronic seasonal depression is a serious issue and should be treated by a medical professional. However, for many […]


When Someone Else Drives Your Car

December 30, 2014

Your babysitter uses your car to drive your kids to the swimming pool. Your brother-in-law borrows your car for the weekend. You’ve given them your permission—but what happens if there’s an accident when someone else is behind the wheel of your car? “Generally it’s not a problem if they’re driving with your consent,” says Jeanne […]


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