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The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...

Before Your Last Summer Road Trip, Check Your Car Insurance

If you are planning a last summer road trip, your insurance matters more than ever. An auto accident is most likely to occur in the summer months, with August and September topping the list, as reported by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The streets, roads, and highways are busy, with drivers operating large RVs who may be unfamiliar with the area or be...

Do I Need Insurance for Undeveloped Property?

If you own undeveloped property, does it need to be protected with a separate insurance policy? The personal insurance section of your homeowners policy may cover vacant land up to a specific limit. If a lawsuit is filed against you for personal injury on the property, the policy limit may be too low. Personal insurance can be purchased separately or is one section of your...

Do I Need Boat Insurance for a Non-Motorized Boat?

Depending on where you live, you may not be legally required by the state to carry boat insurance for a non-motorized boat, but that is not the only reason to insure your boat. If you have invested in a sailboat, kayak, canoe, or RIB (rigid inflatable boat), boat insurance will protect your investment if the watercraft is damaged during an accident. It should also protect...

Driving Safely in Heavy Traffic

Navigating your vehicle in heavy traffic is stressful – and dangerous. To avoid a collision, follow these simple tips for safer driving in heavy traffic.  Relax. You will eventually reach your destination, and being a few minutes late is better than being involved in a collision!  Drive Defensively. Other drivers may drive aggressively, weaving in and out of traffic to try to save a few...

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