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Entries for 2008

Road Tripping With Your Pet

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 9/22/2008 at 1:00 PM

Following these tips can make short or long road trips with your pet more enjoyable.

Though long summer road trips may be over, weekend and day trips can happen year-round. Why not include your four-legged friends next time you take a jaunt somewhere? The following tips can not only help your pet become a better passenger, they can make a trip more enjoyable for everyone.

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Stay Ahead of Hurricane Claims

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 9/8/2008 at 1:00 PM

Know what to do before you have to make a claim because of a hurricane or heavy storm.

Storms abound in the summer months, and hurricanes or tropical storms can appear on the radar well into November. Since it's the heart of hurricane season, take precautions — if you haven't already — to protect your belongings, including boats and other vehicles, from damage caused by hurricanes or other heavy storms. Here are a few things you can do ahead of time to help you plan for an evacuation. That way, if you have to evacuate, you can focus on the safety of you and your loved ones during that time.

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Whose Car Should Your Kids Drive?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 8/25/2008 at 1:00 PM

Consider several factors before you allow your kids to get behind the wheel of someone else's car — or before someone gets behind the wheel of your car.

With school back in session, more students will be driving to and from school during the morning and afternoon hours. Parents know they can't monitor their kids at all times, but they can work with their kids to set ground rules before young drivers hit the road. One of these rules: What cars your kids can drive. Before you let your child drive someone else's car, or before someone outside the family drives your car, consider these factors.

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Does Motorcycle Insurance Cover Every Bike You Ride?

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 8/11/2008 at 1:00 PM

Before you jump on someone else's motorcycle to take it for a spin, do you know if you're covered by motorcycle insurance? What if you're riding your own bike — does your motorcycle coverage apply in all situations? Here are a few things to consider before you decide to hit the road on a Harley — or any other type of motorcycle.

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Considering Boat Insurance? What You Should Know.

Posted by Allison Ruuska on 7/14/2008 at 1:00 PM

Hot sun and warm water are the norm during the summer months, and these conditions translate to boosted boat shopping and buying so people can enjoy the rays and sprays. If you're in the market for your own watercraft &emdash; or if you're about to wheel your own boat to the water for some sun-soaked fun &emdash; remember that it's also a good time to consider your boat insurance options.

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