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Simple Car Maintenance Anyone Can Do

All vehicles require regular maintenance. Some maintenance you can do yourself and avoid the cost of an auto mechanic. Just like ensuring you have the best deal on your auto insurance, performing basic maintenance saves you money. Are you a dedicated do-it-yourselfer? Even if you have never done vehicle maintenance before, most of the tasks outlined below are not difficult to learn. Replace Your Air...

When to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

A home is a major investment, and home insurance is designed to protect it. We pay premiums in exchange for coverage, so the natural inclination is to file a claim when a covered loss occurs. The reality is not so clear cut. Filing a claim under the wrong circumstances can affect your premiums and your finances adversely in the future. It is important to know...

Do I Need Different Insurance for a Vacation Home?

If you have the good fortune to own a vacation home, it is important to protect your investment. You may need a separate insurance policy to cover your second home. Vacation home insurance can help protect that property against a range of perils. Why Do I Need Separate Insurance for a Second Home? For a second home you don’t live in full time, you will...

Does Your Life Insurance Policy Offer This Surprising Benefit?

Just six months after retiring from 32 years on the Richmond, Virginia, Fire Department, Len Archer got a devastating diagnosis from his doctor. He had pancreatic cancer, and he likely had only two to eight months to live. In an instant, Len, 56, and his wife, Paula, went from planning their retirement to preparing for what appeared to be the inevitable. At the urging of...

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Spring is upon us, and the time is here to get your car ready for warmer weather and more driving. Harsh winters can take a toll on a vehicle. Essential maintenance now can help prevent major, expensive problems from developing when your time on the road increases in the warmer months. The following tips can help save you time and money in the future. Wash...