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Do your homework, know what to look for and which questions to ask inspectors and insurance providers before making that dream purchase a reality. Here are five things to consider.
A report indicates that Canada’s flood preparedness is not where it should be, and yet floods and other natural disasters are on the rise thanks to climate change. Find out more about how to protect yourself and ensure your insurance coverage is adequate in case of emergencies.
The pandemic has made us all hyper-aware (and nervous) of sharing small spaces with others especially vehicles. Increasing ventilation can be a simple and effective strategy. But which windows should you open and by how much?
Auto insurance is mandatory in Canada, but that doesn’t mean everyone follows the rules. Find out how uninsured auto coverage helps protect you in the event of an accident with someone who does not have valid insurance.
In Canada, your insurance does not automatically cover you for any loss in value your vehicle incurs after being repaired after an accident. Your only recourse is to ask or to sue.
Car insurance mobile apps use real-time data about your driving habits to determine insurance pricing. Using one, and driving safely, can earn you a discount on your premium.
If fall and winter camping or RVing sounds interesting, but intimidating, here are a few tips to help ease your mind before heading out.
Traffic violations can be serious. Not only do they carry an immediate fine, but also end up on your driving record, and there’s a good chance they will affect your insurance premium as well. Find out how much they could cost you, and what to do about it.
Fall is here, but is your home (and your home insurance) ready for it? There are many things you should be doing right now to make sure your house is prepared to weather the pending winter storms and keep you safe, comfortable, and flood-free until spring.
When it comes to being safe on the road, driving a compact vehicle is often not the problem – the influx of larger vehicles competing for the same road space is.
COVID-19 has affected how we are living and working in our homes. It may have an impact on what kind of insurance coverage you need.
When it comes to assessing the value of the contents in your home, don’t sell yourself short. Find out how to calculate the value of your belongings accurately to get the home insurance coverage you need.