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Uncover the Facts Behind Our Most Common Phobias

June 12

Do you go to great lengths to avoid a particular object or situation because of an extreme fear? You’re not alone: 13% of the population experiences a phobia of some sort.

One phobia in particular affects an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. alone – Friday the 13th. But the most feared date on the calendar is only one out of hundreds of phobias.
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Flowchart: What Type of Home Loan is Best for You?

May 19

Do you own a home and need money for ongoing or major expenses? Whether you’re looking to finance a home renovation, pay medical bills, school tuition, or even consolidate your debt, we can help. Relative to credit cards, A home equity line of credit (HELOC) and home equity loan are two cost-saving types of loans you may want to consider. Our Home Loan flowchart can help you make a decision, based on your circumstances and what you need the loan for. Continue reading

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Tornado Preparation Tips for your Home and Car

March 3

While many people think tornadoes impact only the Midwest, every state in the country is vulnerable to tornadoes, according to NOAA. Approximately 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, causing an average of $24,000 in home damage and $4,000 in auto damage. Our claims department reviewed data related to tornadoes from 2008 and 2012 and found that other than a direct hit, the majority of tornado damage to homes and cars occurs from falling tree debris or fallen trees.

Since this week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, it’s the perfect time to learn about the ways you can prep your car and home.
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The True Cost of Owning a Pet

February 19

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but it comes with a financial responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It costs about $1,520 a year to own a dog and $1,158 for a cat. On a national level, Americans spent a staggering $53 billion on their pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Check out our infographic containing annual pet costs, pet insurance costs and more to find out the true cost of owning a pet.
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Save for Retirement Infographic

February 18

When it comes to retirement do you have a date in mind? More importantly, do you know if you’re on the right track to reach your retirement goals? Planning for retirement isn’t easy, because a lot of factors go into planning the right retirement for you. Continue reading