Category: Personal Insurance

On the Need for Umbrella Liability Coverage: It’s All About Financial Independence

Have you ever heard the phrase "you don't have to be a millionaire to be sued like one?" Well, it’s true. It happens every day in the court systems all across Texas. There are many nightmare scenarios that demonstrate the need for liability insurance protection; so many, in fact, that the most careful, most conservative person I know--yours truly--has an umbrella policy, and I highly recommend it... Read Article

Safe Driving In Major Cities

While driving in a major city, you are likely to encounter traffic jams, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and large numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists. The following are safe driving tips to help smooth the way and reduce your risk of an accident. Avoid Driving During Rush Hour Peak rush hour traffic typically occurs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stay... Read Article

Protecting Your Home Through The Seasons

Blazing sun, sub-zero temperatures, or any extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on your home. Seasonal maintenance can go a long way toward preserving the condition of your home. The following are home maintenance checklists for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Winter Home Maintenance Vacuum HVAC registers to remove dust and debris. Flush out water heater to remove built-up sediment. Clean refrigerator coils. Check caulking... Read Article

Keeping Your Car in Good Shape on a Road Trip

A road trip is an American tradition and a great adventure. While you are traveling, your car becomes your home away from home. Many travelers use their cars as a place to eat, shelter from the elements, and sometimes even a temporary spot to sleep. Even more importantly, you are relying on your vehicle to get you safely from one destination to another. Before you... Read Article

Rental Property Myths Debunked

Although landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state, common myths about rental properties are in circulation nationwide. The following are some widely held beliefs about renting and why they may not be as true as you think. The Security Deposit Covers the Last Month’s Rent Although the security deposit may equal a month’s rent, it is not earmarked for that purpose. The last month’s rent... Read Article

 

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