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  1. Tips for Retiring Early

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    Retiring at an early age is what most adults dream about, but only a few actually make it a reality. The steps for retirement are a challenge within themselves; therefore retiring entails proper and realistic planning. It is never too early to begin thinking about how you want to spend your retirement years. Take a […]

  2. Unusual life hacks that work!

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    When searching for solutions to everyday issues, you may come across some unconventional answers that may come as a surprise to you.  When these unconventional solutions work well, we like to call them life hacks.  Here are some of the more interesting and downright unusual life hacks we have found while scouring the internet: Use […]

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  3. Lawn tool maintenance

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    Owning a home means that you are responsible for taking care of the lawn and all the property surrounding your home.  You most likely take pride in the way your home looks from the outside and are meticulous about lawn maintenance, but how long has it been since you have given your lawn tools the […]

  4. Moving out? Tips to get your security deposit back

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    When moving out of a rental, you may be concerned with whether or not you will get back that security deposit you left with your landlord when you first moved in.  There are certainly reasons why your landlord may keep some or all of that money.  But if you have followed all the rules laid […]

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  5. Starting a garden

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    Are you thinking of starting a garden this spring? If so, good for you! Having a garden is a wonderful experience that could change your life for the better. It may seem like a large undertaking if you have never done it before. But you do not need to start out with a huge garden […]

  6. Insurance terms that are not that familiar to you

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    When reviewing your insurance policy, there may be some terms that cause you to do a “double take” after you see them. Without having an insurance background or formal training, it is not always easy to fully understand what you might see in your insurance paperwork. That’s ok! That’s what we are here for. We […]

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  7. Do you have a new baby on the way?

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    Congratulations! You are in for a wonderful new world filled with snuggles, giggles and other exciting experiences. Having a baby can be the most thrilling and satisfying thing you can experience. Of course, every new parent struggles with insecurities and wonders if his or her way of parenting is right. There is no one rule […]

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  8. Prep your water pipes if cold weather is in the forecast

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    Here in Covina, we do not have much worry for winter coats, snow shovels or other cold temperature items. Besides some rain and hot thermometer readings, the weather is usually quite comfortable. However, in other parts of California there are more common threats of freezing temps. In fact, the Bay Area was recently hit with […]

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  9. Out with the old, in with the new

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    Now that the New Year is here, you may be thinking about clearing out some of your older household items to make a fresh start. You might wonder what you can do with all those things that you no longer want. If those items are in good shape and can still be used, there are […]

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  10. Holiday Foods

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    It seems that every holiday that comes around has a lot of food associated with it, doesn’t it? Especially the holiday season that falls around this time of year. Everywhere you turn it seems that there are cookies, cakes, candies and other delicacies just waiting to be devoured. It’s OK to indulge every once in […]

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