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A Guide to Surviving The Holidays

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays – Nine Tips for Families

The winter holidays are a great time of year. While some may have read the title, “Surviving the Holidays,” and thought this article would focus on on not getting COVID between now and Christmas, it isn’t. No, we’re referring to keeping your family safe. Sadly, the holiday season is also one of the more dangerous […]

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Buy Insurance Online

Should I buy insurance online?

  Our shopping lives are moving online. Does that mean it’s time to buy insurance online? At ValChoice, we rate every insurance company so you can get excellent protection, and a good price. Therefore, the answer to the question of whether to buy insurance online starts with a quality check. How well does the insurance […]

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Image from the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 for the blog post on earthquake insurance

Do I need earthquake insurance? If so, how much?

  Many people buy earthquake insurance after an earthquake. In fact, unless you live on the shaking ground of California, few people buy earthquake insurance at all. Before deciding not to buy an earthquake policy you need to understand that your homeowners policy will not cover damage from an earthquake. September is national preparedness month. Through the […]

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Home Lightning Strikes

Does my home need a lightning rod to protect from lightning strikes?

  When lightning bolts shatter the night sky with flashes of light and the thunder booms, I often find myself wondering “do we need a lightning rod on our house? I suspect many others that live in areas prone to thunder and lightning storms ask themselves the same question. Therefore, we decided to look into […]

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