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The 7 Most Unhelpful Things to Say to Someone Who’s House Hunting

By home, Home Insurance, homeowner’s insurance policy, Homeowners

Real talk: Buying your first house – or any house! – is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in a lifetime. (That’s why it matters to do your research about homeowners insurance.) My husband and I have been house hunting for more than three years. And if your experience is anything like ours… it’s an emotional roller coaster. As…

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5 Stylish Ways to Display Your Kids’ Artwork

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We all love watching our children express their artistic side. But over time the mountains of paintings, drawings and crafts can get overwhelming. As parents, we can tell ourselves that nobody really needs a dozen stick-figure family portraits, but that doesn’t make us feel any less guilty for tossing these priceless “masterpieces” in the trash. Maybe your art collection is…

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5 Ways to Digitize Your Old Home Movies

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Memories stay with you for life. But old tapes and film reels aren’t designed to hold them for nearly as long. It’s true that film, VHS tapes and DVDs can preserve your home movies for years (or decades) in the right environment. But even if they’re stored in a cool, dry place, the materials can deteriorate – leaving your memories irretrievable….

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Is an Animal Living Under Your Porch? Here’s What to Do Next

By home, Home Insurance, Homeowners

As a homeowner, you’ve probably entertained guests who overstayed their welcome. But unlike your in-laws or a former college roommate… an animal that’s made itself at home on your property has no intention of leaving. Some of the usual suspects include raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, skunks or the occasional stray cat. And while they’re just looking for a safe place to…

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What to Do Before a Blizzard

By Auto Insurance, damage, Freeze, home, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners, Personal Insurance, Seasonal Tips, Winter

Severe winter weather can catch us off guard. Even adults sometimes hope for a snow day… but odds are we’re not getting one. In many cases, you still have to brave the cold, clean off your car and get to work. When the forecast calls for heavy snow, it helps to think ahead. Follow this checklist of ways to prepare…

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