An easy-to-use guide to cuts of beef. The chart shows where each cut of meat comes from on the cow, how much it costs and how to best cook it.
10 risk factors for homeowners insurance policies
These factors raise red flags for insurers and increase costs for homeowners.
10 Things to Know About the Trucking Industry
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Tips On Buying Homeowners Insurance
For many of us, a tremendous amount of research and work goes into buying a home. When my husband and I bought our first home two years ago, I was surprised to learn that everything I thought I knew, I didn’t really know – including how to choose homeowners insurance I hadn’t thought about homeowners insurance until my mortgage company called and told me they needed my policy information. Panic poured over me. What policy? What are my options? How much coverage do I need? Where do I start? I was overwhelmed with questions and at a loss for answers. I had a whole lot of research to do and with a mortgage already underway, not a lot of time to do it. Homeowners insurance policies can be confusing and complicated, especially if…
Security Tips to Protect Your Home
Before you rush out to purchase an elaborate home security system or guard dog to protect your property, begin practicing these 11 tips!
How to Find and Hire a Great Landscape Contractor
Get your landscape project built on time and on budget by hiring a great professional
Insurance 101 for College Students … And Parents Too
Moving away from home to go to college is an exciting time for most kids, but living on your own comes with some big responsibilities...
The Day the Music Ended
The LaBarge family lived in a music-filled home and enjoyed the comforts of a middle-class life. That is until Roger LaBarge died of a heart attack at 56, wi...
Tips On Getting A Great Deal On Car Insurance
1. Shop often. Check out several different insurance companies every two to three years. Maybe your situation has changed—say you’re driving fewer miles, which can lower your premium a little. Or maybe the carrier has adjusted its underwriting or rating in ways that help, or hurt, your bottom line. You get little benefit from sticking with the same insurer year in and year out; our research in the past has found that the “long-term customer discount” is mostly a myth 2. Cast a wide net. Try shopping on TheZebra.com, which uses data from Quadrant, a private company that collects and analyzes rate filings supplied directly by insurers. (Quadrant is also the company we engaged for our price analyses.) The Zebra offers estimates from 18 to 35 insurers, depending on the state. That compares…
Landlord Insurance 101: A Guide to Rental Property Insurance for Owners
More and more Americans are becoming landlords — either by necessity or choice — but do they know what it takes to insure their rental property? Co...