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Preventing Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

When it comes to filing taxes, there are plenty of reasons to file early instead of waiting until the last minute. The two most obvious are to get your refund back sooner, if you are receiving one, and to avoid long lines in the early-April post office rush. One of the most compelling and more… Continue reading Preventing Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

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The Top 5 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

As a homeowner, protecting what is likely your largest investment is a must. While you hope you’ll never have to file a claim, the truth is, not all accidents and situations can be foreseen. As we explore the five most common causes for claims, keep in mind that the best home insurance policy will give… Continue reading The Top 5 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

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Why You Should File Your Taxes Early

When it comes to filing taxes, there are plenty of reasons to file early instead of waiting until the last minute. The two most obvious are to get your refund back sooner, if you are receiving one, and to avoid long lines in the early-April post office rush. One of the most compelling and more… Continue reading Why You Should File Your Taxes Early

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Prepare Your Business for Winter Weather

People often associate “severe weather” with the warm, stormy summer and fall months. Yet winter can deliver just as many weather-related risks and costs to your business—if not more. A 2013 report by the National Climatic Data Center found that winter storms and freezes together accounted for 12% of all billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters… Continue reading Prepare Your Business for Winter Weather

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Guide to Buying and Owning a Snowblower

Sick of shoveling? When winter sweeps in with a mega storm that blankets your neighborhood, a snowblower can be a saving grace. While you still have to go outside, a snow blower spares you from the back-straining labor of shoveling snow. If you have a snow blower—or you’re thinking of investing in one—read on. You’ll learn… Continue reading Guide to Buying and Owning a Snowblower

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7 Things to Buy Local

Multiple studies have shown that buying locally pumps two to three times more money into your local economy than buying from a chain store. But it’s not always practical–or even possible–to buy local. Take shoes for example. Does your city or state have a shoe factory? Maybe. But maybe not. There simply may not be… Continue reading 7 Things to Buy Local

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De-cluttering Your Apartment

We often keep items we don’t use, don’t need and forget we have. And if we’re living in an apartment or condo—without the benefit of a basement or garage—these items could be causing clutter and taking up precious space. The benefits of de-cluttering go beyond a tidy home. They can help us feel more control… Continue reading De-cluttering Your Apartment