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It’s Not A Game

There is a memory game that many play at wedding and baby showers. The host has a tray full of a variety of household objects, and for a few seconds, the attendees study them. The tray is taken away, out of site, and everyone writes...

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Happy Holidays

The plethora and variety of holidays have arrived, and many include the tradition of decorating your home. You have probably already pulled your decorations out of storage and are enjoying the beauty, memories, and emotions they provide. It is difficult to remember the contents in your...

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The Sales Are Great

Many people take advantage of the fantastic sales offered during this holiday season. Appliances, electronics, furniture, jewelry, high-priced clothing - just about anything you need or want is available at a reduced price during the month of December. When you purchase your new personal property items...

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Being Thankful

This is the time of year when most people take time to reflect. These thoughts include being grateful for their health and thankful for family and friends. Most also appreciate all the "stuff" they own, realizing how fortunate they are. Years ago, most houses had only...

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Duties After A Loss

Guest author, attorney Patrick Olmstead, shared insightful information in my previous post titled A Fire Loss Completely Changes Your Life. He explains what can happen to a business owner after a fire. Similar issues face a homeowner as well. Whether a loss is from a fire, burglary,...

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How Long Will It Last?

  Does it seem that you're replacing items in your house way too often? It certainly can keep you busy making sure your inventory remains updated, can't it?   We thought it might be helpful to learn what the "standard" life expectancy is for some of...

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It CAN Happen To You

It seems that there are an increased number of house and business fires recently, where the owners do not have insurance.   Is it that with social media, we learn more about everything and everybody?   Could it be because there are more fires than normal?   Or...

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Odds and Ends

The best gift I ever got was a box of rocks.   (Yes, really.)   It was my fortieth birthday and my childhood friend, Sarah, had recently returned from a trip to the seashore with her kids.   She presented me with this beautiful blue box.   Inside were...

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