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What to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Being an informed consumer means not only reading your homeowners insurance policy closely, but also asking experts what constitutes the right type, and amount, of coverage you need for your home, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). A qualified insurance agent or insurance company representative can guide you in your choices. Here are six
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New Research Reveals Most Families Have Not Done All They Can to Protect Against Home Fires

When a home fire occurs, heat and smoke build and spread quickly and silently, leaving families with as few as three minutes to escape. Fire safety and survival begin with preparation. Yet, according to a recent national survey from the nonprofit Home Safety Council (HSC), only 37% of respondents have taken any actions at home
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Seven Ways to Get Rid of Financial Stress, Stay Happy & Healthy During Tough Economic Times

*By Diane Lang   Finances are a major cause of stress and worry, which can lead to an unbalanced and unhappy life. Here are 7 ways to get rid of financial stress to ensure that you are starting 2013 off right: 1. Money doesn’t equal happiness – if we keep the mindset that we will
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Six Tips for Making Sure You Are Better Off Four Years from Now

Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Though the recession and the hardships that followed mean many Americans can’t answer that question with a simple “yes” or “no,” personal finance guru Eric Tyson suggests it might be more to your benefit to ask yourself a slightly different question: What can you
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Get Your Furnace Inspected

It’s still a good time to inspect your furnace, according to Jimmie Cho, vice president of services for SoCalGas. “Anytime is the time to perform maintenance on your home-heating appliances to check that they can be operated safely and efficiently,” says Jimmie Cho. Why should you check your furnace? Failure to perform annual maintenance on
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Are You A Renter? Insure Your Stuff!

*By John Voket I need a bunch of you – specifically you renters – to take a moment and consider an important piece of advice about your stuff. If you love it, then make an extra effort to protect it. Did you know the majority of homeowners buy insurance, but just one in three college-aged
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Tips to Help Secure Your Future Financial Health

With so much uncertainty in the current economic climate, one thing’s for sure: protecting your financial health is a top priority. For some who may have lost their jobs—or may know someone who has—there’s a lot to consider. From health insurance to your plans for retirement, read these tips from Family Wealth Management Group, LLC
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