5 Common Renters Insurance Questions Answered

If you’ve chosen to rent, rather than buy, know that one of the wisest decisions you can make is to invest in renters insurance. However, a recent Nationwide Insurance survey found that most renters aren’t protected from financial loss since they have not purchased renters insurance. If you’re confused about renters insurance, here’s a Q & A addressing some of the most frequently asked questions about the coverage.

How to Prepare Your Home or Business for Wildfire Season

You don’t have to live near a canyon or forest for your property to be threatened by wildfire. Nearly 1/3 of U.S. homes are in wildfire-prone areas, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS).

The impact of a wildfire can be tragic and expensive. For instance, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior spend a staggering $3.5 billion a year combating the fires.

Key to lessening the damage to homes and businesses is knowledge and preparation.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Creates Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund

Relationships that change the lives of families across the country and around the world don’t come often. One relationship that does just got stronger. The Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced a $10 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to establish the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund.

The Well Organized Kitchen

What should go where, and why. Whether you’re planning a renovation or just looking to work more efficiently in the kitchen, keep these guidelines in mind. Source: Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is a San Diego-based Certified Kitchen Designer and the … Continued

5 Summer Road Trip Games

Power down those screens and have fun. Here’s how to make those family car trips a lot more enjoyable and memorable, screen-free!

How to Save on Home Remodeling Costs

If you’ve been thinking about taking on a home improvement project, consider this:
• On average, U.S. homeowners spent $28,030 to remodel their kitchens over the last several years
• While some remodeling projects may seem expensive initially, they can be a smart return on investment and pay for themselves many times over
• There are ways you can save on project costs and maximize your overall return

How to Prepare your Home for Storms

Strong winds from hurricanes and tornadoes can seriously damage the structural integrity of your home. Roofing, garages, doors and windows are all susceptible. Homeowners can expect to pay several thousands of dollars to replace a standard roof. That’s a major expense, especially in these challenging economic times. Beyond your home, your car may also be vulnerable to wind damage.

There are preventative measures you can take to protect your home from wind damage before a storm or hurricane hits. Follow our home storm preparation checklist below to protect yourself and your family and avoid costly damages.

5 Extravagant Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Today is national Pet Parent’s Day®, the only official day celebrating pet caregivers. You spend all year spoiling your pets and spending lavishly on them, so why not use this today as an excuse to go over the top?

Commonly Forgotten Moving Expenses to Consider

Many people are aware of typical household moving costs, such as hiring a moving company and renting a truck, but don’t consider things like extra insurance and cleaning costs. Those expenses can be shocking, stressful and add up quickly.

Starting early, doing research and creating a budget can help any move.

The Majority of Renters Aren’t Protected With Renters Insurance

Are you ready to move out of your parents’ home and into your own apartment? This will probably be one of the most exciting times of your life, but is renters insurance on your radar?

Nationwide found recently that despite the fact that millennials are renting in unprecedented numbers, over half of young adult renters do not have renters insurance, leaving their homes and belongings at risk.