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Driving Tips for New Teen Drivers

Keep your teen safe while out on the open road. When your teen is first learning how to drive, it's natural to be concerned about their safety. Fortunately, there are many things you can teach them early on that will ensure they are practicing safe driving behaviors. Here are some of the safety suggestions you should pass on to your teen when they are first learning how to drive. Be Defensive, Not Aggressive First things first, teach your teen to drive defensively. For instance, they Read More

Steps to Take After Getting a Speeding Ticket

Here are some of the steps that you should take if you are pulled over for a speeding ticket. Speeding is one of the most reckless and unnecessary bad driving habits out there. If you choose to speed, not only are you putting everyone on the road at risk, but you are also increasing your risk for a ticket. If you are ever pulled over, here's what you should do to handle the situation. When You Get Pulled Over Ask which method the officer used to determine that you were speeding. Read More

Why Estate Planning is for Everybody

Here’s why you can’t afford to overlook estate planning. Estate planning is the process of arranging your estate; planning what you want to happen to your assets, who will get your belongings, and when and how you want your estate to be distributed. Here’s why estate planning is important for everyone, even you. Everyone Has an Estate Regardless of what you might think, everyone has an estate. While the term “estate” might lead you to envision a fancy mansion set on sprawling acreage, the Read More

Affordable Ways to Improve the Safety of Your Home

Try out these easy and affordable suggestions to make your home safer. If you are a homeowner, then you likely want to do everything that you can to make your home safe. Luckily, there are several easy, affordable things that you can do to improve the safety of your home. Here are some of the fixes you should make around your home. Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Checking the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is an easy way to protect against Read More

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Here are some helpful tips for your water heater. Most of us don’t give much thought to our water heaters until they stop working.  However, if you want to avoid taking an icy cold shower this winter, it’s important that you take steps to maintain your water heater.  Here are some simple tips to help you take care of your water heater this winter. 1) Locate It While this is obvious, it’s important that you know where to find your water heater.  In most homes, the water heater is located Read More

Top Reasons to Create a Will

Find out why you should write a will. While the idea of creating your will might seem morbid to you, there are some reasons why you should undertake this important task.  Here are the top benefits of writing your will now. 1) Choose a Guardian What would happen to your children if you were to pass away without a will?  Well, if you do not have a will, the state will choose who will care for your children.  To avoid leaving your children with an unfit guardian, it’s important that you Read More

Get the Most Out of Your Car’s Brakes

Learn how you can take steps to extend the lifetime of your car’s brakes. Much to many drivers’ surprise, there isn’t a set standard for replacing the brakes on your car.  The frequency with which you need to replace your brakes depends on individual driving habits and road conditions.  However, if you feel like you’re constantly having to replace your brakes, there are things that you can do to make them last longer.  Here are some tactics you should try. Anticipating Stops The faster Read More