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Buying a Car from a Private Seller

When scouting for a high-quality used car, sometimes a private seller rather than a dealership offers better value. But, while private sellers can offer great deals, there are some important considerations to remember. Let’s look at some tips and advice on buying a car from a private seller safely and confidently. Playing With Price When buying a car from a private seller, pricing is one...

Navigating Large Loss in a Small Business

Having your own business can be an extremely rewarding endeavor. All businesses encounter risks, but successful ones know how to approach those risks in a calculated and strategic fashion. However, even calculated decisions sometimes cannot predict situations that lead to financial loss. Specifically, business losses occur when operating expenses exceed the revenue earned during a certain period. A wide range of variables can lead to...

Must-Know Boating Safety Tips

As the weather gets warmer, this could mean spending the day on the water.  Whether it’s a day sail or boating around a lake, it’s helpful to brush up on boating safety best practices to help avoid an accident. In 2022, 636 people lost their lives in boating accidents, according to the United States Coast Guard. Another 2,222 were injured in 4,040 total boating accidents...

Spring Maintenance for Your Home & Car

Spring Maintenance for Your Home As spring rolls around, many homeowners should consider revitalizing their homes through post-winter maintenance. Winter can often damage a home, including its exterior, plumbing, and climate control systems. In anticipation of winter, try adding the tips below to your spring maintenance checklist. HVAC Maintenance During warmer seasons, air conditioning is more than just a luxury; it is a home essential....

Flooding: What Damage Can It Do to My House?

“Welcome to the neighborhood!” one of our neighbors called while we were standing in the front yard of our new home. On any other day, it would sound like a normal greeting. But on that particular day in June 2014, my husband and I wryly laughed at their joke. Our neighborhood had just flooded ‒ literally days after we received our keys. We waded through...