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Can I Designate Someone Other Than A Family Member As My Beneficiary?

Although many people name family members as beneficiaries on their life insurance policies, it is certainly not a requirement. There are almost no rules restricting who you can choose, and you can change your beneficiary at any time (for example, after a divorce). The only universal restriction for life insurance beneficiaries is age. You cannot name a minor as your beneficiary. To provide a person...

Builders Risk Insurance Vs. Contractors Insurance

If you are in the construction business, you need the right types of insurance coverage to protect yourself. You are likely to need builders risk insurance in addition to contractors insurance. Together, these two forms of coverage can protect you against certain losses. What Is Builders Risk Insurance? Builders risk insurance is designed to cover a contractor’s equipment, materials, and property related to the construction...

Basic Dryer Maintenance: How To Clean Dryer Vent Systems

Clothes dryers are responsible for nearly 15,000 house fires each year. And according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of dryer fires is failure to clean lint from the system. We all know the importance of cleaning your dryer’s lint trap to prevent dryer fires. But many homeowners neglect to look beyond the machine itself to inspect their home’s dryer vent....

What Insurance Do I Need To Rent Out My Home On Airbnb?

Airbnb provides up to $1 million in liability insurance to protect its hosts against third-party claims for personal injury or property damage, as stated by the company. However, this coverage is limited to certain types of liability and is subject to certain conditions, limitations, and exclusions. Your homeowners insurance or renters insurance may not provide the additional coverage you need. Our knowledgeable agent will be...

Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible? It Depends

Tax deductions are a way to lower your taxable income, so you can decrease the amount of taxes that you owe the government. Thinking about the different IRS-approved deductions as you prepare your tax returns may lead you to wonder: Is auto insurance tax deductible? The answer depends on how you use the car and other factors. For specific questions about your own taxes, consult a...