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    1. Why Your Insurance Company Can Deny Your Claim

      Why Your Insurance Company Can Deny Your Claim

      Besides coverage likely being mandated in your state, the reason many families purchase auto insurance is for financial help in the event of a claim. Having coverage could be a financial lifesaver should you damage the family car or cause injury in an accident.

      However, not all claims are created equal and insurance companies will sometimes deny claims. Understanding why and how insurance companies deny claims can help you take any necessary steps to ensure you'll get the help you need if you are forced to make a claim.

      Outside of the fact that most states require drivers to ...

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    2. 7 Ways To Save Money on Your Home Insurance

      7 Ways To Save Money on Your Home Insurance

      Who doesn't like saving money? Check out these ways your family could save on homeowners insurance!

      We spoke with Pete Ducich of Farmers Insurance about ways to save on your rates and make sure you're properly covered in case you need to file a claim. Here are his money-saving tips:

      A $500 deductable is commonplace for home insurance. But raising it to $1,000 can cut your premium by 8 to 10 percent, Ducich says. The higher deductible is always a bit of a gamble, since you'll have to pay more money upfront in the event of ...

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    3. Recall Alert: IKEA Overhead Lamps Could Fall From the Ceiling Without Warning

      Recall Alert: IKEA Overhead Lamps Could Fall From the Ceiling Without Warning

      Oh gosh, if you have a ceiling lamp from IKEA, make sure it is not a HYBY or LOCK model.

      It's bad news when you properly install a ceiling lamp, feel safe after the good job you did, and still have it come crashing down through no fault of your own. That's the situation that 224 people have reported due to faulty retaining clips on two IKEA lamps, the HYBY and LOCK models.

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    4. How to Drive in Winter: 12 Hacks from the Pros to Master Travel in Snow and Ice

      How to Drive in Winter: 12 Hacks from the Pros to Master Travel in Snow and Ice

      Check out these tips to help keep your family safe on the roads this winter!

      The three times when you're driving at the limit of a vehicle's capability, according to Foust, are in racing, in an emergency avoidance maneuver, and when you are driving on a low-grip surface like snow and ice. So learning how to control a vehicle when it steps past the limits of adhesion is key. Of course in newer cars, the stability control system will attempt to correct a skid. But in the slickest conditions it can't do all the work.

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    5. 8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

      8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

      Home fires increase during the winter months. These 8 habits could put you at higher risk, read on to make sure you're not unintentionally putting your family in harm's way!

      Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 every hour, causing roughly $228 in damage each second.

      "The majority of home fires can be prevented by taking some very simple steps," says Lorraine Carli of the ...

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