For many of us, a tremendous amount of research and work goes into buying a home. When my husband and I bought our first home two years ago, I was surprised to learn that everything I thought I knew, I didn’t really know – including how to choose homeowners insurance I hadn’t thought about homeowners insurance until my mortgage company called and told me they needed my policy information. Panic poured over me. What policy? What are my options? How much coverage do I need? Where do I start? I was overwhelmed with questions and at a loss for answers. I had a whole lot of research to do and with a mortgage already underway, not a lot of time to do it. Homeowners insurance policies can be confusing and complicated, especially if…
Top 10 Contractor Hiring Tips for Homeowners
Your home is probably your most valuable asset. Properly maintaining your home is a key factor in the retention and growth of its value. This factor is one reason why it is important to hire highly qualified contractors when making major repairs or renovations to your home. The following 10 key rules should be followed …
Why Families Fight During Holidays
A time for good food, comfort, joy, and ... “you could be so pretty if you only lost a little weight.”
How Car Insurance Works
Do you truly understand the different parts of an auto insurance policy and how to choose the best coverage? What affects the price and how can you bring the costs down? Find out all about auto insurance.
Make a Car Emergency Kit: Because You Never Know
Ten tips for what to keep in your car emergency kit, especially during winter weather. For more resources, go to www.ReadyVirginia.gov, download the free Rea...
6 Problems With Group Tours And How To Avoid Them
We’ve come up with six of the most common issues associated with group tours and how you can avoid them when it’s time for you to take a vacation.
Essential Tips for Motorcycle Road Trips
Before you go out and take your long motorcycle road trip, there are few things you need to check on your motorcycle to keep you safe.
Why should I buy life insurance?
Replace income for dependents. If people depend on your income, life insurance can replace that income for them if you die. The most commonly recognized case of this is parents with young children. However, it can also apply to couples in which the survivor would be financially stricken by the income lost through the death of a partner, and to dependent adults, such as parents, siblings or adult children who continue to rely on you financially. Insurance to replace your income can be especially useful if the government- or employer-sponsored benefits of your surviving spouse or domestic partner will be reduced after your death
The 10 states with the highest homeowners insurance premiums
Many factors impact home insurance premiums including real estate values, building and construction costs, vulnerability to catastrophes, as well as levels of economic growth and urbanization.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…