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Choosing, Transporting, & Caring For A Live Christmas Tree

There's something about the experience of cutting down your family's own Christmas tree that starts the holiday season. But did you know there's a lot to know about live trees? From choosing one to transporting it home and keeping it fresh through the holiday season, there's something we can all learn. That's why we've called in an expert. Richard Palmer, the third-generation owner of Palmer...

What Does Being “Vested” In Your 401(k) Mean?

As defined by the IRS, vesting in a retirement plan means ownership. Each employee vests a certain percentage of their account in the 401(k) plan every year. An employee who becomes 100% vested in his or her 401(k) account balance owns 100% of the balance. When this occurs, the employer cannot take it back (forfeit) for any reason. Amounts that are not vested in a...

How Does Insurance Cover Parking Lot Accidents?

Parking lots can be crazy places. Whether you’re at the mall, the grocery store, or even just grabbing a quick coffee… all those cars coming and going can up anyone’s chances of being in a parking lot accident. Which may lead you wonder: How does insurance cover parking lot accidents? Let’s walk through a few common scenarios. WHAT HAPPENS IF I HIT SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR IN A PARKING...

How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

You’ve got your comfy pants and your credit card – now, it’s time to knock out your holiday shopping. There’s no doubt online shopping is convenient… but it does come with a fair share of risk, too. Identity theft can happen just as quickly as you can click, “Add to cart.” Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk. Follow these expert tips to shop...

Your Stress-Free Guide To Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for road trips. Whether you’re driving over the river or through the woods this holiday season, here’s what to know to arrive safely (and sanely) at your destination. Before the drive Get your car in gear. Now is the time to make sure you’re on schedule with oil changes, wheel alignments, and any other services your car manufacturer...