• What happens when your term life insurance expires?

    Sep 18, 2020, 17:45 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    What happens when your term life insurance expires? What options do you have if you still need coverage? There are a number of things to consider, but one thing is certain: The time to talk about it is now!
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  • Actual cash value vs. replacement cost: What's the difference?

    Sep 17, 2020, 18:09 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    When you file a claim, will your insurance provider pay the actual cash value or the replacement cost of the damaged property? What is the difference between the two, anyway? Understanding these concepts is essential to understanding your insurance policy, so today, we're taking a closer look at actual cash value vs. replacement cost - read on!
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  • Protecting children online: Internet safety tips for kids (and parents)

    Sep 15, 2020, 10:53 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    How can you protect your kids online without preventing their ability to learn? How can you guide them to make the right decisions when communicating with peers and even strangers? Check out our internet safety tips for kids (and their parents) to make their experience on the web both safe and educational.
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  • What is foundation settling and how can it affect your home?

    Sep 11, 2020, 16:46 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While we generally consider houses to be stationary structures, it isn't uncommon for them to do a little moving as they situate themselves and their foundations in place. This is what is known as "settling" and it can often be a problem for new and old homes alike. But what is foundation settling and how can it affect your home? Why does it happen, and how can you tell if it's happening to you? Settle in and read on - we'll tell you everything you need to know!
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  • How to plan a fun (and safe) road trip with your dog

    Sep 9, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Road trips are an exciting way for you and your family to explore the Lone Star State and beyond. But if your family includes a four-legged friend, you may have to make some adjustments if they're coming along for the ride. From planning a pet-friendly route to packing wisely, there's a lot to consider before you embark on your journey. That's why today, we'll show you how to plan a fun (and safe) road trip with your dog!
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  • The history of Labor Day in the USA

    Sep 2, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    What do you think of when you think of Labor Day? For some, it's a much needed three day weekend and another opportunity for a BBQ. For those with children, it may mark the end of summer vacation and the start of school. But where did this holiday come from and what is it really about? To get a better understanding, we'll take a look at the history of Labor Day in the USA.
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  • What kind of insurance do you need for your home business?

    Aug 28, 2020, 16:28 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Did you know that many home businesses don't have the insurance coverage they need? Homeowners insurance isn't likely to be enough, but do you really need a separate policy? There's a lot to consider, so today, we're diving into the world of home business insurance to help you figure out what coverage is right for you. Read on!
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  • What to expect when filing an insurance claim

    Aug 27, 2020, 17:15 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If you've never had to file a claim before, it can seem like a daunting task - especially while dealing with the stress that comes with damaged property. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be, and information can help make the process more manageable. Whether you're dealing with damage to your home or your vehicle, we'll tell you what to expect when filing an insurance claim - read on!
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  • How does blue light affect sleep and what can you do about it?

    Aug 25, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    In nature, blue light is an essential part of life on our planet. However, when it comes from a laptop we're reading before bed, it can have negative consequences for your sleep. So how does blue light affect your sleep and what can you do about it? Today, we'll illuminate the subject so read on!
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  • 12 Essential RV maintenance tips

    Aug 21, 2020, 12:37 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    An RV is your home away from home, and having some part of it fail on the road is the last thing you want! To help you stay on top of it, we've outlined these 12 essential RV maintenance tips - read on!
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  • What to look for when shopping for the perfect RV

    Aug 20, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    What do you picture when you think of the perfect RV? Your answer is sure to be as unique as you are! There are endless options, which can make selecting one challenging. So what should you look for when shopping for the perfect RV? To help you narrow it down, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. Let's take a look!
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  • Does homeowners insurance cover mobile and manufactured homes?

    Aug 19, 2020, 16:06 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Mobile and manufactured homes can be an affordable alternative to standard housing options, but they carry with them their own set of unique risks. Regardless of their affordability, they're still a big investment that you'll want to protect. But does homeowners insurance cover mobile and manufactured homes? We'll lay out all the details, so read on!
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  • Are solar panels covered by homeowners insurance?

    Aug 17, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Despite the improvements in technology, solar panels are still an expensive addition to your home. So how can you protect your energy-efficient investment? Are solar panels covered by homeowners insurance? Today, we'll shine a little light on the subject, so read on!
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  • Can a drought cause damage to your home's foundation?

    Aug 14, 2020, 11:25 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Droughts hurt crops and make wildfires more likely, but how do they impact you and your property directly? Can a drought cause damage to the very foundation of your house? Today, we'll discuss droughts, how they impact your home, and what you can do about it!
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  • Top 10 energy saving tips for summers in Texas

    Aug 10, 2020, 10:30 AM by James Grantham
    When the mercury rises during the Texas summer, your electric bill is soon to follow. In fact, you may use as much as three times the energy during the Lone Star State's warmer months! But going without the AC isn't an option, so what can we do to cut costs without burning up? Don't sweat it - check out these 10 energy saving tips for summers in Texas!
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  • How to keep your pet safe in the Texas summer heat

    Aug 7, 2020, 14:32 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Dealing with the sweltering summer heat is part of being a Texan. But what about our pets? Without taking certain precautions, the intense temperatures can be potentially harmful. Today, we'll discuss how you can keep your pet safe in the Texas summer heat, so read on!
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  • Does your homeowners insurance cover your Airbnb property?

    Aug 5, 2020, 16:42 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    You've pulled out your best decorations, cleaned until the place was spotless, and taken some beautiful pictures. You're almost ready to list your property on Airbnb! But before you book your first guests, there's one more question to consider: Does your homeowners insurance cover your Airbnb property? We'll dive into it today, so read on!
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  • How to prepare your home for Airbnb guests

    Aug 3, 2020, 15:00 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    How can you distinguish your Airbnb from all the others? Among other things, it requires that you make sure it's clean, attractive, and a little creative. There's a lot to consider, so read on as we show you how to prepare your home for Airbnb guests!
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  • How to file a police report after an accident and why it's so important

    Jul 31, 2020, 17:02 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    If you've ever been in a car accident, you know that the aftermath can be stressful and confusing. Fortunately, police officers can help you document the events and put the pieces together. But what's the best way to go about filing a police report and when should you do it? Is it really that important? We’ll answer these questions and more as we discuss how to file a police report after an accident, so read on!
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  • What are the most common kinds of distracted driving?

    Jul 29, 2020, 16:51 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Distractions are an inevitable part of our everyday lives; work, family, friends, and even pets often pull our attention in all directions. However, when we're driving, such distractions can be incredibly dangerous. Fortunately, a little knowledge goes a long way towards keeping you sharp and safe on the road. Read on as we discuss the most common kinds of distracted driving!
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