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How and Why to Create a Home Inventory

May 25 , 2017

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Imagine what would happen if a fire or other catastrophe destroyed your home tomorrow. You would need to file an insurance claim as soon as possible, and you would need a list of everything you lost to make sure you received proper compensation. But creating this list from memory would be difficult to say the least, especially when you’re still dealing with the trauma of the fire. It would be much better if you had the list already.

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Tags: Home & Auto


Keyless car safety

April 27 , 2017

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We’ve all fumbled for our car keys at some point. It often happens at the worst moment too –  when we’re standing in the rain, holding a crying child or carrying bags of groceries. That’s why keyless car entry devices, which unlock the car automatically once we get close enough, are so appealing to many people.

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Tags: Home & Auto


10 signs you might need an umbrella insurance policy

March 30 , 2017

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Lawsuits happen every day, for all kinds of reasons. They’re the number one reason umbrella insurance is such a good idea for so many people. An umbrella policy gives you an added layer of liability protection over and above your homeowner’s, auto and other policies. So, when the coverage limits on those policies are reached, the umbrella policy kicks in.

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Tags: Home & Auto


What savvy homeowners need to know about smart home risks

February 09 , 2017

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Our homes are getting smarter. We can see who’s ringing our doorbell even when we aren’t home. We can control our shades and lights remotely. We can manage other smart devices, shop, play music and get quick answers using devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

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Tags: Home & Auto


What to know about insurance before you rent out your house in Texas

January 26 , 2017

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You’ve been hearing a lot about the new sharing economy. Companies like Airbnb and Uber have changed the way people work, travel and vacation. Now you want in on the action. But before you decide to hop on the sharing economy bandwagon and rent out your Texas house, there are a few things you need to know about local laws and insurance requirements.

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Tags: Home & Auto


Surprising a loved one with jewelry? Wrap it in financial protection.

December 30 , 2016

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Another holiday shopping season will soon be winding down, and one of the most popular gifts that will be found under Christmas trees and in stockings again this year is jewelry. As a matter of fact, business is booming for the jewelry industry. According to the 2014 US Jewelry State of the Market Report, overall jewelry sales reached $68.8 billion in 2014, with fine jewelry sales during the holiday season alone topping $19 billion. Jewelry sales for this holiday season are anticipated to be even higher.

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Tags: Home & Auto


When is a person too old to drive? Facts for families

November 14 , 2016

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When is a person too old to drive? In the United States, each state has laws regarding minimum age requirements for drivers. Most set the age at 16, and no state sets it below 14 or above 17.

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Tags: Home & Auto


Texas homeowners insurance alert: Falling tree liability

October 26 , 2016

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Storms give Texas homeowners plenty to worry about. Will a lightning strike cause a power surge? Will flooding occur? Will high winds break the windows? Will a tree fall?

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How much personal insurance is enough? Important considerations

September 13 , 2016

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You’re a good driver. You obey the speed limit, you use your turn signal, and you never use your cell phone while driving. So you don’t need to worry about auto liability, right?

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Tags: Home & Auto


RV insurance: Don’t hit the road without knowing these facts

July 19 , 2016

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Exploring the country in an RV is one of the most popular ways to get away from it all. Before you set out on your road trip, remember there’s one thing you should never leave behind: the right insurance. It can keep your dream vacation from turning into a very expensive nightmare. An RV is a huge investment, and a large vehicle that can cause serious injuries and damage to other vehicles and property. So whether you already own an RV, motorhome or fifth wheel, or are planning to buy, rent or lease one, make sure you have adequate financial protection.

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Tags: Home & Auto


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