Archives for 2018

Is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Worth It?

When you sign up for Medicare Parts A and B, you also have the option to apply for a Medicare Supplement insurance plan.  A Medicare Supplement plan, sometimes called “Medigap,” is a private insurance policy that can help pay for some of the health care costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. But is this coverage really necessary? And more importantly — is it worth it?  Why... Read Article

How to Jump-Start a Car

There’s never a convenient time to find out your car battery is dead. While batteries typically last five years (depending on use and price), that time can fly by quickly – even faster if you accidentally left your headlights on overnight. Fortunately, a simple jump-start to the battery can revive your vehicle, but it’s important to know the proper steps. Connecting the jumper cables the... Read Article

Top 4 Fall Driving Hazards (And How to Handle Them)

The start of fall brings a lot of welcome things: a new school year, cooler temps and changing leaves.  You may not notice it right away, but your daily commute is affected by the shorter days and changing weather, too. (For example: Did you know wet leaves can be as slippery as ice?)  Stay alert this fall. Here are the top things to look out... Read Article

What You Need To Know About High-Mileage Cars

The term “high-mileage vehicle” can sometimes be interpreted as “rust bucket” or “clunker,” but the truth is today’s vehicles are built better than ever. A car with 100,000 miles is no longer the maximum life expectancy for a vehicle. If you keep up with routine maintenance, you could push your vehicle to well over 200,000 miles. Keep reading to find out how – and why... Read Article

The Beginner’s Guide to Short-Term Rentals

From a stylish urban loft to a cozy country cottage… booking a short-term stay is a hot trend (and a great way to travel like a local.) Maybe you’ve considered becoming a host yourself. If so, you’ve probably wondered: Is it safe? Can I actually make money doing this? What amenities should I offer my guests? Good news: You’re asking all the right questions. Whether you’re... Read Article