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Travel Europe by River Cruise, Train or Car

Backpacking is probably one of the most creative ways to see Europe, but it’s not the only way to explore the continent off-the-beaten path. Consider these modes of travel if you’re looking for a different perspective of Europe. River Cruising It’s easy to see why river cruising’s popularity is on the rise. Guests on theseRead More

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Explaining Mortgage Insurance

Q. Can you explain mortgage insurance? A. Mortgage insurance, sometimes referred to as private mortgage insurance or PMI, protects lenders against borrowers who default on their loans. Any borrower who puts down less than 20 percent on a mortgage should expect to pay mortgage insurance, which is often paid on a monthly basis with otherRead More

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Friendly Spots for Solo Trips

Traveling solo has its advantages. You’re free to set your own itinerary, and you don’t need to convince anyone else about whether a destination is worth visiting. That said, it’s understandable that a solo sojourn, especially your first, can be a little intimidating. If you’re a bit apprehensive about going it alone, consider these destinations.Read More

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When It’s Time for Kids to Get Their Own Insurance

Here are some considerations to weigh when it’s time to leave the familial coverage nest.

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Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

Summer is a hot season for home sales. In fact, after a slight dip in May, home sales tend to climb well above the annual average in June and July, according to Trulia real estate listings. Curb appeal is always important, perhaps more so in summer when snow can’t hide patchy lawns and untrimmed hedges.Read More

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Should I Co-Sign a Loan?

What do I need to know before co-signing a loan?

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Distance Learning Costs

The number of higher education students who took at least one distance education course grew by 3.9 percent in recent years, according to a study by Babson Survey Research Group. More than 1 in 4 students now take at least one distance education course. Distance education is comprised mainly of online education, and a smallRead More

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Score a Great Deal on Your Next Car

Buying a car can be exciting, but stressful. Getting a good price will lessen the latter. John Paul, AAA’s Car Doctor, has the following advice to help you get a fair deal on your next purchase. Research the market. The internet is loaded with resources for researching vehicle prices. Websites such as www.nadaguides.com provide priceRead More

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Should I Drop My Collision Coverage?

Should I ever consider dropping collision coverage from my auto insurance?

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Generator Safety to Keep in Mind This Winter

It’s the middle of a nor’easter. The wind is howling. You peek out the window and see nothing but a white sheet of blowing snow. You’re happy to be inside, cozy and warm, three hours into a television binge with the thermostat set to whatever you think a thermostat should be set to. Then, inRead More