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5 mistakes people make when insuring their home
Last Modified: 4/3/2017
Plus, real examples of really bad insurance policies uncovered by our consultants. . . . (Full story)

Insuring your most valuable possessions
Last Modified: 3/27/2017
Many homeowners assume that their home insurance policy protects all of their possessions, even those of extreme value. However, standard home policies provide only limited protection for high-value items. So how do you make sure your family heirlooms or precious jewelry are fully insured? . . . (Full story)

Renting a car this spring break?
Last Modified: 3/20/2017
If your spring break plans include renting a car, you'll want to make sure you're covered. This time of year we get a lot of questions from our insureds who are wondering about the insurance coverage on a car they’re renting for their upcoming vacation. . . . (Full story)

Is condo living in your future?
Last Modified: 10/24/2016
Condo living is increasing in popularity among empty nesters and young families alike. If you’re planning to make a condo your home, make sure you take steps to protect your investment. Insurance needs for condo owners are different than the typical single family homeowner. . . . (Full story)

In-home health care costs more than you think
Last Modified: 9/26/2016
Home health care is the most popular long-term care option among families. However, according to Genworth, one-third of adults surveyed seriously underestimate home health care costs. . . . (Full story)

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Retirement Articles

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Meet our Member Benefits Consultants
Last Modified: 5/8/2017
Meet our Member Benefits Consultants! Continued from Breaking into your second act. . . . (Full story)

In the spotlight: Medicare and Medigap deadlines
Last Modified: 5/15/2017
Continued from Breaking into your second act. Don’t miss the windows for Medicare and Medigap enrollment. It’ll cost you. . . . (Full story)

Don’t miss these curtain calls
Last Modified: 5/12/2017
Continued fromBreaking into your second act. If you’re planning to retire soon, refer to this handy list of deadlines so you don't miss any important dates when preparing to retire. . . . (Full story)

Breaking into your second act
Last Modified: 5/11/2017
Before making your retirement debut, you need to rehearse for the part. The act of retiring changes everything from what you do every day and who you see to how you spend and manage your money. . . . (Full story)

Special retirement considerations for women
Last Modified: 3/13/2017
While both sexes are living longer than ever before, a longer life expectancy can impact women even more in retirement due to a number of issues. This article is a continuation of, "Will your retirement plan last a lifetime?" . . . (Full story)

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Money Management Articles

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Smart money move #10: Improve your financial health
Last Modified: 3/22/2017
Financial education is central to what we do—and we want you to give you the opportunity to become well informed so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family regarding financial security. Strengthen your . . . (Full story)

Smart money move #9: Take advantage of employee benefits
Last Modified: 5/22/2017
If you're looking to improve your financial position this year, you may have untapped benefits that can help you get the job done. Here are some of the most common employee benefits that may help you save money, reduce your taxes... . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #8: Pay it Forward
Last Modified: 1/3/2017
Pay it forward Many Wisconsin public school employees attribute their participation in our retirement and insurance programs to someone who shared their experience and encouraged them to take action. They remember details of the conversation years later because the guidance . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #7: Find someone to trust
Last Modified: 5/22/2017
Whether you're just starting out or are close to retirement, there may be a time when you need to talk to someone about your financial situation. The first question you might ask yourself is...Do I need a financial planner? If the answer is yes, you need to do a little research first. . . . (Full story)

Smart Money Move #6: Turn debt into savings
Last Modified: 4/24/2017
Getting out of debt requires you to spend less money than you earn on a consistent, long-term basis. Debt reduction helps to increase your credit score, reduce stress, and helps you reach your financial goals faster. To be successful requires discipline, but it's easier than you think. Here are five steps to get your debt in check. . . . (Full story)

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