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Could the California wildfires affect your insurance costs and availability?

The short answer is yes, they could. You would think that wildfires on the coast would have a regional impact, but events like this can have repercussions on the entire insurance market, even here in the Midwest. To recoup income from damages in one part of the country, national insurance companies tend to increase insurance rates in other states. Ongoing losses from the wildfires in California are putting pressure on insurers, and it’s only a matter of time before that cost transfers to the insureds.

Prepare for flooding this spring

You’ve seen the headlines about record flooding and weather forecasts warning us to be prepared. As the snow melts and ground thaws, how serious is the risk, and what should you do to protect your property and family? Aside from insurance, there are other ways you can prevent your basement from suffering water damage. Take the following steps to prevent loss of property and valuables.

8 year-end tax tips for 2018

Year-end is here and you’re probably thinking about what you want to do with your money. You might be considering charitable contributions, investments in tax-deferred accounts and other options. Here are some tips to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.