Tag: planning

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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safe driving

5 Ways to Stay Safe During the Dangerous Holiday Driving Season

The holidays can be the happiest time of the year, but unfortunately, they can also be the most dangerous, with more fatal car crashes occurring due to increased travel time, more alcohol use and excessive speed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety … read more

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winter home prep

Prepping Your Home for Cold Weather

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to start thinking about performing seasonal maintenance on your home. Homeowners caught unaware by the quickly changing weather and sudden frigid temperatures (particularly in cooler climates) might face unexpected repairs and … read more

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retirement

Nearing Retirement? How to Spend Wisely During the Holiday

While an enjoyable part of the holiday season is giving to others, those nearing retirement would be prudent to give something back to themselves as the year nears its end. That’s the advice from some retirement planners: Reduce holiday spending to provide more … read more

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Christmas Tree Fires

Six Christmas Tree Safety Tips

A favorite holiday movie is “Christmas Vacation.” One of the most memorable scenes is the squirrel flying out of the Christmas tree. While funny on the movies, the threat of Christmas tree mishaps can actually be quite serious. Unsecured Christmas trees can topple … read more

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