IRMI Tip of the Month: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

IRMI Tip of the Month: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission has seen increasing amounts of identity theft in the past few years. When someone's identity is stolen, it takes a lot of time and money to fix the damage. This article describes some strategies to keep your identity safe and mitigate losses if identity theft were to occur.

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Choosing a Contractor

Choosing a Contractor

When large home repairs need to be done, the search for a contractor begins! Some people are lucky enough to have the expertise to do it themselves, or they might have a close friend or family member that does good work, but others have never had to hire a contractor before. This article will discuss strategies to increase your odds of picking a good contractor.

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Navigating Commercial Leases

Navigating Commercial Leases

Most people have experience with residential leases, and commercial leases have many things in common with their residential counterparts. However, commercial leases contain more requirements than what you'll find in a residential lease, and they can be overwhelming if you've never seen one before. This article will discuss the main commercial lease forms and their requirements, along with answers to some miscellaneous questions.

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The Dangers of Ride Sharing

The Dangers of Ride Sharing

The recession was hard on everybody, but especially so for Generation Y. Millenials came up with a creative answer to the hardships though, and it came in the form of a sharing society. Now many people are sharing their physical assets for a fee. Most notable are companies like Uber who are lining up drivers with people who need rides. While it's a great idea in theory, find out why you should be very careful when using these services.

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Preparing for Winter: A Homeowner's Guide

Preparing for Winter: A Homeowner's Guide

The leaves are starting to fall, the days are getting shorter, and Husker Football is in full swing. Just around the corner is winter, and with it brings many possible headaches for homeowners. This article will give a list of items to do to prepare the exterior of your home for the winter.

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Property & Casualty Insurance Lingo

The Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry is a vast segment of the insurance industry, and there are numerous terms used in it. This article is a list that explains common terminology used in personal and commercial lines of Property and Casualty insurance.

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What to Do if Your Engine Overheats

What to Do if Your Engine Overheats

With the dog days of summer upon us, you can bet that the number of cars parked along the side of the road with their hoods up will increase. It’s Murphy’s law that on the hottest day of the year, your engine's temp will start creeping up into the red. So after you grumble a bit and let out a sigh, do you know what to do? 

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How to Find Insurance for Your New Business

How to Find Insurance for Your New Business

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the American Dream, and has led to many worldwide companies—McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Apple, just to name a few! The freedom and empowerment of owning your own business can be very fulfilling, but it takes a lot of work to get your new venture up and running. You’ll be facing plenty of ‘red tape’, along with making a business plan, finding a location, finding funding, and much more. While you're trying to figure those things out, you'll also need to line up your insurance before you can open your doors for business. This article will give you an overview of insurance for start-ups and new ventures.

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The Secret of Cut-Rate Auto Insurers

The Secret of Cut-Rate Auto Insurers

“The bitterness of no coverage is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has been forgotten.” These wise words from insurance educator Jon Eubank , CPCU, ARM, perfectly exemplifies the problem with cut-rate insurers. Saving 15% in 15 minutes could cost you thousands (or more) from denied claims!

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Keeping an Inventory

Keeping an Inventory

When insuring property, commercial or personal, it can be highly beneficial to create an inventory of all your items. There are many advantages to keeping a schedule of your items, and taking inventory can be aided by technology.

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