How annuity maximization could benefit your heirs

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Many people struggle to understand annuities and wonder if they really need one or not. To help shed light on this situation, let’s look at one example.

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Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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Know the types of water shut-off devices

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There are two basic categories of water shut-off systems: whole-house systems and point-of-use systems. While both can prevent water damage, generally only a whole-house system qualifies for a premium credit on your homeowner insurance.

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Add dryer vents to your maintenance routine

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Proper maintenance can prevent the most common cause of dryer fires: lint buildup in dryer vents. Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program, offers tips for dryer maintenance in the August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators. His tips can apply to any business or individual using a dryer.

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Stop the roll – Checklist for wheelchairs in transport

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Whether you are a caregiver for the differently abled in a health facility, a home health care environment or for a family member or friend, take all appropriate safety precautions when transporting a person who uses a wheelchair.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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Thermography: Seeing the heat before the fire

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They looked just like any other circuit breakers: a set of electrical devices mounted in a steel box. But inside, invisible to the human eye, was a hidden danger. The breakers were smoldering at 159.7 degrees. Thermography made the danger visible.

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How not to get stuck in a hospital far from home

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You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.

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How does group life insurance measure up?

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How does group life insurance measure up?

Many Americans rely on group life insurance from an employer in the event of a death in their family. But in some circumstances, group life insurance is not enough, and an individual policy can provide more protection.

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