Your home inventory: Why you need one

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First of two parts Home values have been a top concern in recent years, but how often do we pause and think about the value of the possessions inside our homes? If you’re a renter, homeowner or condo owner, when was the last time you took an inventory of the contents of your home? A home inventory is a listing of the contents of your home and the cost to replace them if lost or damaged. Despite the numerous benefits in detailing an inventory of our homes, the National Association[.....]


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Are you a ‘homepreneur’? Protect your successful business

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You made it! You turned your passion into a going concern. Maybe you turned your sewing hobby into an alterations business. Or perhaps you left the corporate accounting department to strike out on your own. Congratulations on your successful, home-based business. Now are you willing to bet your house on it? That’s what you might be doing if you aren’t properly insured. Standard homeowner policies generally don’t cover business-related losses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s[.....]


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Prevention tips let you enjoy the outdoors

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Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics: “victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2009: overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,096.” Further[.....]


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