Archives for 2018

How to Help Your Car Recover from Winter

Your car has battled snow, ice, salt and potholes for months on end. Needless to say, some TLC is definitely in order to help your car recover from winter. Here are eight areas of your car you’ll want to check (or have checked) now that winter’s in the rear view mirror.   Tires. Now is the time to swap your snow tires for your all-season... Read Article

How to Help Your Home Recover from Winter

Winter is usually rough on homes. Between snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures, you’ll want to invest some time in helping it get back to its pre-winter condition. Here are a few ways you can help your home recover from winter: Have your roof inspected. This is especially important if you notice any leaks or loose shingles or metal. The freezing and thawing that was... Read Article

How to Help Your Yard Recover from Winter

Your yard goes dormant throughout the winter, and the cold temperatures can seriously wear it down. Help your yard recover from winter with these tips.   Remove any patches of damaged lawn. Salt, plows and disease can do a number on your grass, so use a metal rake to remove any dead or damaged patches. Don’t mow too early. Grass needs a chance to reestablish... Read Article

Great Insurance Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Homeowners insurance is not required by law like automobile liability insurance. However, it is required by mortgage companies to protect the lender’s investment. Even if you were able to pay cash for your home, homeowners insurance is an important protection for what is likely your biggest asset. Following are some tips about homeowners insurance for first time home buyers. Get Renters Insurance to Help Lower... Read Article

Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible? It Depends

Tax deductions are a way to lower your taxable income, so you can decrease the amount of taxes that you owe the government. Thinking about the different IRS-approved deductions as you prepare your tax returns may lead you to wonder: Is auto insurance tax deductible? The answer? It depends on how you use the car and other factors.  Using a car for workBusinesses that own... Read Article