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How to Get the Most From Your Vehicle Tax Deduction

Every April, millions of Americans file taxes on their own, and many wonder if they successfully claimed all the deductions to which they are entitled. One overlooked type of deduction is the car deduction. Business owners who use vehicles as part of their day-to-day operations know that this deduction exists, but people who use cars […]

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Death and Taxes: The Uncertainty of What Happens With An Insurance Policy When A Loved One Dies

As Benjamin Franklin said, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While we all know that April 15th is the day our taxes are due, death has a way of sneaking up and surprising us. When a loved one dies there are many issues that their family and […]

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6 Business Tax Tips You Shouldn’t Neglect

Taxes are stressful for everyone, but for business owners that stress escalates to a whole new level. Keeping meticulous track of all your expenses and revenue throughout the year culminates in a mess of paperwork and year-end decisions that may leave you vulnerable to a tax audit. Put in that perspective, taxes seem like a […]

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Drivers, Local Authorities Deal With Tough Winter’s Potholes

Drivers, Local Authorities Deal with Tough Winter’s Potholes Trusted Choice® survey shows about 50% of U.S. car owners report vehicle pothole damage. Georgetown, Texas, March 19, 2015 Poor road conditions have cost consumers and the insurance industry at least $27 billion over a five year period, according to a 2014 survey commissioned by Trusted Choice® […]

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind, But Not Out Of Coverage; Tips For Choosing A Safe Self-Storage Facility

While self-storage units may be a useful way to de-clutter your home, having the right insurance coverage is the best way to financially protect your belongings—no matter where they are, according to the Insurance Information Institute(I.I.I.). “If an item is valuable enough that you are willing to pay for storing it, you should be careful […]

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Another Northern California Quake Underlines Importance of Having Earthquake Insurance

While the 5.7 earthquake that shook the coast of Northern California on Wednesday caused no major damage or injuries, it did serve as a vivid reminder that people in many parts of the U.S. face risks from earthquakes and should consider purchasing earthquake insurance coverage, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Earthquakes are not covered under standard U.S. […]

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Ring in a Safe and Happy New Year!

Social Host Liability Be a Responsible Host When It Comes to Serving Alcohol at Parties Whether you are hosting a Super Bowl party or greeting the New Year with friends in your home, if you are planning to serve alcohol at any type of party it is important to take steps to limit your liquor […]

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Drowsy Driving

Research shows that fatigue is a significant factor in motor vehicle, commercial trucking and rail collisions. Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 motor vehicle crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research. An AAA Traffic Safety Foundation study found that 37 percent of drivers report […]

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Self-Driving Cars and Insurance

THE TOPIC Each new generation of cars is equipped with more automated features and crash avoidance technology. Indeed, many of today’s high-end cars and some mid-priced ones already have options, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warnings and lane-departure warnings. These will be the components of tomorrow’s fully automated vehicles. At least one car manufacturer has […]

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

THE TOPIC Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year olds, according to most recent data (2009) from the National Center for Health Statistics. Immaturity and lack of driving experience are the two main factors leading to the high crash rate among teens. Teens’ lack of experience affects their recognition […]

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