• Home Insurance

    What You Can Do About the Rising Cost of Home Insurance

    The cost of insuring a home is on the rise, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about whether to cut back on coverage or make big changes to save their wallets. The nationwide average annual premium for homeowners insurance is $1,398 today, as estimated by trade group Insurance Information Institute. The group says that from 2017 to 2020, premium rates were up 11.4% on average. That is higher than the nation’s 7.9% inflation rate during those years. Premiums have further increased this year with an average rate increase in the third quarter of 6.6%, up from 4.8% in the second  

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  • Home Insurance

    5 Questions Suze Orman Wants You to Ask About Your Home Insurance

    For most people, their home is their most valuable asset. Having the right homeowners insurance coverage to protect that asset is crucial — but many people don’t have enough protection. Personal finance expert Suze Orman wants to change that. She urges every homeowner to take a close look at five specific home insurance issues. 1. Does the policy provide full replacement coverage? Insurers offer two options for dwelling coverage (the type of insurance that protects the home): replacement coverage insurance and market value insurance. Market value insurance pays for a damaged or destroyed home at the current market value. Replacement  

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    Home Insurance For Veterans | Quicken Loans

    Homeowners Insurance Military Discounts Below, we’ve listed home insurance companies for military personnel and veterans. Active duty military should compare policies from military insurance companies since they accommodate deployment and other situations specific to active duty military. USAA The most common choice for active duty military is USAA since they offer many financial services such as bundling home and auto insurance as well as benefits for military personnel.2 USAA is highly rated because of its customer service, coverage options and low-cost policies, which include coverage for fire, theft, windstorms, earthquakes, home sharing and military uniform coverage. Their policies are  

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  • Business News

    PwC is allowing 40,000 employees to work from home

    The company said this is the first announcement of its kind from a professional services firm in the US, marking a shift away from the way companies approached work culture before the pandemic. PwC is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, which are known for their strenuous workloads. The company has 55,000 US employees. Friday’s announcement applies only to those who work with clients, such as auditors, consultants and tax professionals. Other workers, such as workplace services teams and IT professionals, have to be in the office. The company went to a hybrid work model in March, with some  

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  • Business Accounting

    Starting a home business can help reduce your income tax

    In the opinion of many, accounting is an occupation for conventional minds that remain safely in the box. Despite the profession’s stodgy reputation, I have found that this perception doesn’t always square with reality. My first hint that accounting might involve more than meets the eye was when I heard that the Rolling Stones had failed to make money on one of their world tours. Even though I was a teenager at the time, I couldn’t help but feel incredulous. Seriously, how could the coffers be empty when the arenas runneth over? As it turned out, this was my first  

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