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Common Insurance Myths Americans Should be Aware Of

Two of the most common myths about insurance are that red cars cost more and that houses should be insured for their real market values. However, red cars do not cost more, and houses should be insured based on how much it would cost to reconstruct them. This cost could vary greatly from one area of the country to another, which means some homeowners are...

Renter's Insurance and Misconceptions among Millennials

A recent study found that millennials are renting in larger numbers than ever before, but that they are not getting renter's coverage even though it's inexpensive and can provide protection for their belongings. Researchers also found that most (75%) of the people surveyed did not know they could obtain renter's insurance for about the same monthly cost as a pair of movie tickets, and had...

Getting your House Ready for Winter

The chill in the air tells you it's time to pull out the heavy clothes and brave the falling temperatures. That chill should also tell you it's time to perform a check of your home to ensure it can withstand the rigors of the upcoming winter. Start with a top down approach by taking a good look at your roof. Inspect it for cracked or...

Do You Need an Umbrella? Here Are Some Things to Consider

Standard auto, homeowner's and boat insurance policies cover liability a person may have for injuries or property damage suffered by someone else. Insurance companies design them to cover accidents for which the insured person may owe tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, sometimes the person may be responsible for an accident so catastrophic that the damages are $1,000,000 or more. To cover...

Five Reasons You Might Want to Get Under an Umbrella

Umbrella insurance policies can be an important feature of personal financial plans. They provide additional insurance that takes over when a claim uses up all of the homeowner's or auto insurance. They even cover some losses that home and auto insurance do not cover, though the policyholder must pay a small deductible for them. They provide insurance amounts as low as $1,000,000 and may provide...