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Tax scam season: Be on high alert for these fraud schemes

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From now through April 15, it’s the top tax scam season. Not that tax scams only happen in the first few months of the year, they can occur year-round. But criminals know that taxes are on your mind and they will try to take advantage of that. Be alert for tax-related identity theft With the…


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Super Bowl LIV Party Planning: Snacks, safety & more

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This Sunday, Super Bowl LIV returns to South Florida for a record 11th time. The game will kick off at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET at the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens. This year’s contenders are the San Francisco 49ers who haven’t won in 25 years vs the Kansas City Chiefs, who haven’t won in 50…


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Buying a new home? Add your insurance agent and an inspector to your advisory team

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Thinking about buying a new home this spring? Do your homework now because home buying is likely to be the single biggest purchase you’ll ever make. If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll probably work with a professional realtor and a mortgage lender. You should also add a private home inspector to…


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Home & yard safety: Deterring coyotes

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Over the last day or two, headlines are filled with the story of a New Hampshire hero Dad who killed a coyote with his bare hands after it attacked his 2-year old son. There had been reports of coyote attacks in the area for a few days. Authorities caught and killed the animal and testing…


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Do you fly in the U.S.? You might need REAL ID by October 1, 2020

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Do you fly on commercial airplanes for work or for pleasure in the U.S.? Do you regularly visit military bases or secure federal facilities? If so, this is the year you will need to have either a REAL ID-compliant license or a valid US passport to take commercial flights within the US or gain access…


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