The weather is cooling down, fall is in the air, and pumpkins are everywhere. Sure, it’s football weather and nearly sweater weather. But it’s also a great time to get the whole family together for fun at Charlotte-area festivals. Here are seven to check out in October and November!
Data breaches are all too common and seem to happen more and more every day. Identity theft happens too frequently, too. We know how to protect ourselves from would-be burglars in our homes, but what about in our digital life? You can’t prevent all cyber attacks and identity theft attempts, but you can guard against it. Here are a few things you can do to help protect yourself and your family.
With cooler weather approaching, your fireplace is starting to look appealing. Sitting in front of a nice crackling fire sounds great on a cool night. You can be warm and cozy and leave the heater off. Before you get your wood, lighter, or matches out, make sure your fireplace and your family are safe.
You might not want to think about it, but your grandparents won’t always be around. It seems impossible, since they’ve been a part of your life for as long as you can remember. Every day is a good day to let the people in your life know you love them, especially your grandparents. For National Grandparents Day on September 22, we have a few ideas to help you show just how much you care.
Live in your home long enough, and eventually you’ll want to remodel. Sometimes, though, our budget and our desire for a remodel don’t match. With a bit of elbow grease and a trip to the hardware store, you can make inexpensive updates around your home that make a big impact.
After watching the devastation that Hurricane (and later Tropical Storm) Harvey did to Houston and the surrounding areas, one thing should be clear: flooding can happen anywhere. With tens of thousands of homes completely destroyed, it’s hard to imagine what the rebuilding process will be like.
When you own your own business, anything can happen. A big storm can take off your roof. A natural disaster can flood the area and force your business to shut down. A fire might destroy your inventory. As a responsible business owner, you’ve purchased business insurance on your property, inventory, and equipment.
Renting your first apartment is exciting. You’re on your own and you can’t wait to decorate! Slow down for just a minute. Before you sign the lease and pack up your stuff, make sure you don’t make these mistakes as a renter.
The first time you may ever think about home insurance will be the first time you buy a home. While it’s a necessary step to get to the closing table, it’s something you want to understand before you select your policy. It might feel like buying homeowners insurance is just another “to do list” item, but there are things you need to know and understand so you don’t have any nasty surprises later.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Why do I have insurance? They won’t pay a claim for that!” think again. People have had strange things happen to them and filed an insurance claim as a result. Not only was it a weird moment for them, but the insurance company paid the claim! It just goes to show that if something can go wrong, it will – and it pays to have insurance to help you out when it does.