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Safe and happy holidays

Safe and happy holidays

It’s almost that time of the year when we either make travel plans or we prepare to greet guests. No one should hit the road or get the house ready for guests without some planning, especially during the winter holidays. This time of year is supposed to be filled with laughter, joy and kindness, but […]

End of year entertaining tips

End of year entertaining tips

It’s almost that time of the year again—of the flickering lights, winter greens and festive celebrations. It’s the time for families and friends to get together. Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year when the risk for fires is greatly increased. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading case of […]

Autumn décor inspiration

Autumn décor inspiration

Summer is gone, long gone. Cold winds and icy mornings announce the inevitable arrival of winter. Just as our lifestyle changes with the seasons, so should our homes. It’s about time to bring out your winter woollies as this is the beginning of those cozy nights in. Window coverings As much as we’d love those […]

Rising U.S. Renters

Rising U.S. Renters

Homeownership has been declining in the U.S. over the last decade. The foreclosure crisis turned millions of homeowners into renters and the tight housing market makes it impossible for the majority of renters to buy homes. Demographic shifts, such as Millennials moving out of their parents’ homes, add to the renter pool, as does the […]

Freelancers and Insurance

Freelancers and Insurance

Freelancing is on an upward trend. The number of U.S. workers in home offices reached 55 million in 2016, up from 53.7 million the year before. Making up 35 percent of the workforce, the segment collectively earned $1 trillion last year, according to a “Freelancing in America: 2016” survey. Behind the growth is today’s economy, […]

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

First there was Harvey with its Category 4 rank in the world of mighty hurricanes; estimates suggest its damage costs are on par with Katrina’s. Now there’s Irma, already a Category 5 hurricane, making its way towards the southeastern coast as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. Jose seems to be gathering […]

Roommates and Insurance

Roommates and Insurance

Renters insurance is a complicated topic, with policies and laws varying from company to company and state to state. Even though it’s impossible to create a general guide to understanding its ins and outs, here are some things that will come in handy to all renters with roommates out there. What’s in a name Say […]

College Insurance

College Insurance

Insurance for renters sounds like a nice thing to have, right? But when disaster strikes, renters insurance suddenly becomes the best decision you ever made – at least as a renter. Then you start to think of it as more of an investment than an expense. But do college students need renters insurance? The 2015 […]