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Rebecca Hovater

Keep Your Home Safe During Your Vacation

July 31, 2014

Most vacations require some degree of planning. So does protecting your residence against home invasions during your absence. Here are some simple things you can do to help protect your home while you’re away. Don’t share your travel itinerary on social media. Avoid chatting about your vacation plans on social media sites, such as Facebook […]


Buying A Car: New Or Used?

July 23, 2014

With spring’s warmer weather drawing prospective car buyers back to dealer lots, an old question re-emerges: Is it better to buy a new car or a used one? We look at a few of the pros and cons with help from Mitch McCullough, Editor-in-Chief of New Car Test Drive. Why to buy new: Reliability “A […]


Are You Buying a Flood-Damaged Vehicle?

July 16, 2014

A prospective used car buyer usually has questions about a vehicle’s past mileage as wells as performance and repair history; but what about flood damage? Hurricanes and large storms can produce floods, which can cause irreparable damage to any car or truck that has been partially or completely submerged in water. Flood water – especially […]


Tips for Your Home Inspection Checklist

July 9, 2014

Buying a house is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to be sure your potential new home has a proper home inspection before you sign the papers. Getting a qualified home inspector can be an important first step. A home inspector is a qualified professional who visually inspects the structure and […]


Choosing The Right Amount Of Car Insurance Coverage

July 2, 2014

It’s a common question: How much car insurance do I need? Unfortunately, there’s no black and white answer: It depends a lot on what coverages you need and what kind of deductible you feel comfortable with. (Need a primer on coverages and deductibles?) So let’s try to break it down: How high should my liability […]


Are You Financially Prepared For The Death Of Your Spouse?

June 26, 2014

Death isn’t an easy topic, but it is important to discuss it. When developing financial plans, couples need to consider what will happen when one of them passes away. The Census Department reports that in 2009, 2.4 percent of all men were widowed and 9.3 percent of all women were. After age 65, 41.3 percent […]


Are You Financially Prepared For The Death Of Your Spouse?

June 19, 2014

Death isn’t an easy topic, but it is important to discuss it. When developing financial plans, couples need to consider what will happen when one of them passes away. The Census Department reports that in 2009, 2.4 percent of all men were widowed and 9.3 percent of all women were. After age 65, 41.3 percent […]


Tips For What To Do After A Car Accident

June 12, 2014

Being in a car accident is such a jolt to your system. And with so much going on in the immediate aftermath, there are some important things to keep in mind. Stay as calm as possible. Breathe deeply, count to ten, think of the ocean – whatever helps you slow down your heart rate and focus. […]


Renters Insurance Myth Buster

June 5, 2014

Moving day has come and gone. Your furniture is in place, the utilities are hooked up, and your rental unit is starting to look like a home. Is renters insurance next on your to-do list? If you answered no, you’re not alone. According to the Independent Insurance Adjusters & Brokers of America (IIABA), almost two-thirds […]


Protect Your Kids from Hot Cars

May 29, 2014

Children are especially vulnerable in the warm summer months because their body temperatures increase three to five times faster than adults’. In fact, KidsAndCars.org found that an average of 38 kids die each year from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle. Help keep your kids safe in and around hot cars with these tips.   Never […]


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