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Give Your Dream Car the Best Insurance Coverage

If you’re finally ready to buy your dream car, you know this won’t be an ordinary purchase. It’s not a basic vehicle, so don’t settle for basic auto coverage. Doesn’t your dream car deserve the best? Here are some options you may want to consider.

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First-Time Homebuyers Find Help in FHA Loan from Bell

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While first-time homebuyers can (and often do) qualify for conventional loans, FHA loans, which come in fixed-rate terms of 15 and 30 years

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Lake Life Winds Down: Your Checklist for Closing Up the Cabin

Fall at the lake means cooler nights, one last s’more roast by the campfire and the dreaded close-up checklist as the colorful leaves fall from the trees. We’ve built a checklist to make the process as quick and painless as possible.

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Whether Flying for Fun or Work, You Need Drone Insurance

Fly a drone? Our drone insurance guide shows you how to get the best coverage for your circumstances.

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Average Dog Bite Claim Cost Is Nearly $40,000

Most of us never think our 4-legged friends would ever bite somebody. But accidents do happen. And as much as they’re part of the family, our dogs are still animals. Even the sweetest dogs can feel the need to defend themselves if they feel scared or threatened.

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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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