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Rebecca Hovater

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 […]


Keep Your Home Safe During Your Vacation

May 23, 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 […]


Strike Back Against Lightning

May 16, 2014

Lightning strikes cost nearly $1 billion in insured losses in 2011, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Many times, these strikes can land on or near residences, wreaking havoc on the home’s electrical system, appliances or electronics. “There’s so much more valuable electronic equipment in homes today,” says Bud VanSickle, executive director of the Lightning […]


Severe Wind Safety Tips

May 1, 2014

During severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, winds can reach speeds greater than 100 miles per hour. But even winds at 25 miles per hour can damage homes and property. Take a few simple steps now to prepare your family and home for the possibility of severe winds.   Develop An Emergency Plan Proper […]


Practice ATV Safety

April 25, 2014

As the nice spring weather arrives all of us want to get outside more.  All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a great way to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. But it’s important to remember they are not toys and operating one requires proper instruction and preparation. Whether you’re doing daily chores around the farm or weekend […]


Is Your Tree Sick? Or Dying?

April 19, 2014

Trees are beautiful additions to any property—if they’re healthy, that is. Unhealthy trees can shed limbs or topple over, harming your home or family members along the way. But just because a tree isn’t looking its best doesn’t mean it’s a goner. Learn the symptoms of sick and dead trees so you can choose the […]


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