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New Driver? You Need This Coverage

New drivers, particularly young drivers, have higher insurance rates for 2 reasons: inexperience behind the wheel and immaturity. Just like anyone attempting to master a new skill, teen drivers tend to make mistakes and take risks that more experienced drivers likely wouldn’t. When it comes to insurance, increased risk translates to increased rates.

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5 Important Truths You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Many people think they can’t afford long-term care insurance – or if they don’t need it, they’re just throwing money out the window. I want to shed some light on these myths and let you know 5 important truths about long-term care insurance.

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Do You Really Need an Umbrella Policy?

No one expects to be sued. But the truth is, more than 40 million lawsuits are filed every year in the United States, the U.S. Financial Education Foundation estimates. Lawsuits – even frivolous claims – have cost people their financial assets.

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How to Get the Best Car Insurance Policy

Many of us like to shop around for the “best bang for our buck.” But when it comes to auto insurance, the best policy isn’t necessarily the cheapest.

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Do I Really Need the Rental Car Collision Damage Waiver?

If you’re looking for ways to cut costs when renting a car, the collision damage waiver should not be one of them.

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How to Save Money When Insuring a Teen Driver

There’s no doubt – insuring a new driver can be costly. New drivers, particularly young drivers, need years to learn to avoid simple mistakes on the road. In fact, statistics show teenage drivers have more accidents than any other age groups.

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Top 7 Safest Used Cars for Teens (for Under $10,000!)

Buying a car for a teen driver takes strategy. It might be easier to buy the cheap model down the road or give a hand-me-down from an older sibling or grandparent, but that might not be the best option for a new driver.

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Get the Lake Coverage You Need (& We Don’t Mean Sunblock)

Prepping your cabin or lake home for summer use should involve more than getting the building ready for occupancy. For fun in the sun instead of frustration over vacation, think about updating your lake home insurance policy, too.

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Let’s Talk Tires

5 Things You May Not Know About Tires. Okay, maybe tires aren't the most interesting topic of conversation, but taking care of your tires can not only save you money - it can also save your life. In 2017, 738 people died in tire-related car crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports.

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Keep Your Water Toys Safe All Season

Being on the water is relaxing, and watching families enjoy their water toys makes us smile. And making sure you’ve got the right insurance coverage for watercraft of all kinds – not to mention the fishing tackle and other gear you carry in them – will give you peace of mind for enjoying the water.

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How to Handle Market Declines in 2 Simple Steps

Market declines are weighing heavily on investors’ minds.

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How to Spot (and Avoid!) COVID-19 Scams

Unfortunately, when tragedy strikes, there are people who try to take advantage of the circumstances. We want to make sure you’re aware of several coronavirus-related cons, so you can be vigilant in avoiding scammers.

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Is Your Money Protected?

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments, as your bank, we want to ensure you know the truth about your financial security during this time – and any other time of crisis.

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Insurance Tip: Prevent Fires in Grilling Season

When warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires, says the National Fire Protection Association.

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