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7 Important Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover

December 02, 2013

Accidents happen, which is why homeowners insurance is so essential to protecting your property. Your house is your home, but it’s also your investment. In the event of an emergency, you need to preserve the money, time, and care you’ve put into it. Every homeowner should have insurance, but they should also be aware of […]

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A Couple’s Guide to Developing Financial Goals

November 25, 2013

Money is the root of all relationship evils. At least, it can feel that way. Financial disagreements can cause immense tension between partners, and resolving different views about money early is essential to a long, healthy relationship. Aligning your financial goals is a great place to start. The topic can be difficult to approach, so […]

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Four Ways to Make Your Home More Inviting During the Holiday Season

November 21, 2013

The holiday season is now upon us and that generally comes with holiday visits and unexpected drop-ins from friends and family. Here at First Option, we know how stressful hosting can be, so why not take some time to guest-proof your home? Here are a few tips and tricks that you should tackle before you […]

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2013 Home Design Trends to Take with You into 2014

November 14, 2013

Every year produces its own design trends: some lovely, some not-so-much. Quite a few of those that emerged in 2013 will seem as dated as shag carpet in just a few months, but others will be around for years, maybe decades. Knowing what’s timeless and what’s passé is critical for anyone who wants to maintain […]

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Does Closing a Credit Card Hurt or Help Your Credit Score?

November 11, 2013

A lot of people have a lot of misconceptions about credit cards, particularly how they affect credit scores. It’s pretty well known that checking your credit score when you open a new card will drop your score slightly—but what about when you close one? Different people will tell you different things, because the truth is: […]

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5 DIY Energy Efficient Upgrades for Your Home

November 07, 2013

Green sells. Whether it’s to combat high utility bills, more expensive trash collections, or to reduce our environmental impact, Americans all over the country are becoming more energy efficient. This trend has spilled over into the housing market. More and more prospective homebuyers are looking for an energy efficient house. To make your home more […]

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5 Slow Cooked Suppers for Families on the Go

October 21, 2013

As your family gets back into the swing of the school year and extracurricular sports begin, it becomes more and more difficult to have a hot delicious dinner on the table in the evening for your family to enjoy. Rather than opting for a drive-through or take out, with a little pre-planning you can let […]

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