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Water Safety

How to Stay Safe on the Water (and Why)

A personal story from a Search-and-Rescue team member

Every year as Father’s Day comes and goes, my thoughts turn to water safety. I think about how so many people’s lives changed on one fateful Father’s Day and how my search and rescue K9 partner Chips and I became part of this … read more

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retirement planning

Can You Still Live on Your Retirement in the Coronavirus Era?

If you're making withdrawals from your retirement account,...

No doubt about it: The market has had a brutal couple of months. It’s upsetting to check your retirement account and see that some sectors are down as much as 40-50 percent. Granted, some weeks of upswings have been a welcome respite — … read more

Swedish Death Cleaning

Swedish Death Cleaning

What Is It — and Why on Earth...

By now you are probably familiar with the KonMari method of organization, made popular by Marie Kondo and her show, “Tidying Up.” Move over, Marie, there’s another method! And it is, by design, the last one you will ever need. This method is … read more

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don't be scammed

Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.” … read more

Hoarding and Collecting

What’s the Difference Between Hoarding and Collecting?

A china cabinet full of crystal goblets and a lovely set of gold-rimmed china. A room full of bookshelves, chock full of first editions and illustrated volumes. A glass case containing cloisonné snuff boxes from around the world. All clearly collections, lovingly accumulated … read more

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home

What to Consider When Reviewing Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

Most homeowners agree that insurance is a necessity, whether it’s for protection and peace of mind or simply because mortgage lenders require it. Having coverage isn’t nearly enough, though. You want to make sure you have the right coverage at the right cost, … read more

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young credit

How to Prepare Young Adults for Financial Independence

As you prepare your young adult for college and beyond, it’s important to talk about the road to financial independence, which includes building healthy credit. This is vital for big life moments like getting a car, apartment, house or job, and your child’s … read more

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rental planning

DIY Property Inventory — Things to Consider Before Renting

Equipping your property in order to increase its value is a pretty good idea. But, renting out an apartment without a deposit is too risky, right? Well, investing in your property without a property inventory is the same as letting it without a … read more

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winter prep

5 Tips from Local Responders to Prepare for Severe Weather

Weather can change quickly in our region, often taking people by surprise. And even though a snowstorm can hit any winter, many local residents are unprepared for a long, severe event. Last winter season was a good example. Were you able to leave … read more

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