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A home inventory of your belongings for insurance purposes is a relatively inexpensive way to make any future claims go smoother. Creating a home inventory for insurance doesn’t need to be complicated. All you really need is a pencil and paper. READ MORE >>

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau(NICB) found a disturbing trend — an increasing number of thefts of vehicles with the keys left inside. For the years 2012 through 2014, at total of 126,603 vehicles were reported stolen with the keys left in the vehicle. READ MORE >>

A new survey from Insurance.com finds 75 percent of drivers view texting while driving to be as dangerous as drunken driving. The insurance quotes-comparison website asked 1,000 married adult drivers which of four traffic violations most closely approximates the risk from a texting driver: READ MORE >>

If you own a home in a planned development or you own a condo, then you likely pay homeowners association dues. Every year. Usually at the worst time. What do you get for those dues? For one thing, insurance. As distasteful as those dues can be, the end product can be really beneficial in case something bad happens in your development and condo. READ MORE >>

If you stop and think about it, your basement can be a scary place. Not in the “there’s a monster in the basement!” kind of way. More in the “if something down there breaks, I can’t pay for it” sense. For example, if your hard-working sump pump breaks down, it can cost as much as $2,000 to replace it. READ MORE >>

Owning a home has a lot of perks (goodbye pet policies!). But those perks come with a lot of responsibility. Between daily chores and preventative maintenance, it’s easy to forget a few things. Let’s refresh your memory! Here are seven frequently-forgotten tasks that will help you stay on top of homeownership. READ MORE >>

Continuing from last week's post, read more to see how you can be prepared for any scenario. Tools and Materials for Emergency Repairs: You don't need to be ready for a full scale remodeling project but you do need some basics. What if a tree branch falls and breaks a window? READ MORE >>

You likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, with a few additions and some organization, you'll have a functional kit and contingency plan. Creating a home emergency kit can be a simple to enormous undertaking depending on the level of energy and preparation you want to invest into it. READ MORE >>

It's time to unveil the newest dishonorees of the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame; the perpetrators of the year's most brazen, vicious or just plain klutzy insurance misadventures. All of these extreme schemers were convicted or had other legal closure in the last year. READ MORE >>

Every year, we do it on the same day at the same time. The instant the calendar changes from the old year to the new one, we convince ourselves that this year will be different. We’re going to do everything we didn’t do in the past. It’s such a predictable ritual that it’s become part of our DNA. READ MORE >>

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