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What is Errors and Omissions Insurance?

We’re all human. Unfortunately that means sometimes errors are made. That’s why businesses needs errors and omissions insurance. As a business owner, a minor mistake could result in a major financial loss for your client. Even if your business isn’t at fault for the loss, you could get sued anyway. Errors and Omissions insurance will …

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How to Decide if You Need a New Car

When the new model year rolls out it can be tempting to head to the dealership and sign for a new car. But now might not be the best time. So when is a good time to buy a car? It’s different for everyone. Here are a few questions to see if it’s the right …

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Couponing – Get More for Your Money

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, grocery shopping can take a huge chunk out of your budget. But it doesn’t have to. Take the show Extreme Couponing, it’s amazing the amount of goods that can be purchased for next to nothing. Even though shopping hauls like that aren’t exactly feasible for the average …

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Calling all Consumers – Be Aware of Phone Scams

Most of the time, unsolicited calls (like those from telemarketers) are simply annoying, but it’s important to recognize when the call is a scam. Recently, there have been an increasing number of illegal calls with a scam artist or even “robocaller,” a recorded voice, on the other end trying to get consumers to answer “yes” …

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Should I Invest in a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA?

There is no easy answer to this question. An individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers specific tax incentives to encourage you to save for retirement. Currently, there are two types of retirement IRAs, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and they share certain general characteristics. Both feature tax-deferred growth of earnings …

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Five Reasons You Need to Protect Yourself with Renter’s Insurance

If you’re renting a home, condo, townhouse, or apartment now or plan to in the future, here are some insurance tips to consider. Renter’s insurance will cover the cost of belongings lost in a fire due to lightning, a windstorm or hailstorm. Losing your belongings in a fire or storm can be devastating. Luckily, those …

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Morning, Noon or Night…Do Your Banking Anytime and Anywhere with the New Michigan First App!

While enjoying summer, whether it’s relaxing at the beach or lounging by the pool, remember you can do your banking from your phone or tablet, wherever you are! The new Michigan First mobile app saves you time, money and gas because you don’t have to visit a branch or call us to do your banking. …

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Five Life Changes to Tell Your Insurance Agent About

Life is constantly changing, but what does that mean for your insurance needs? Surely they don’t change that often, do they? You might be surprised that an annual review of your insurance policies could provide strategic changes to either enhance your policy or save you money. Here are a few life events that typically warrant …

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Cut your Impulse Spending With These Four Simple Tricks

What is impulse buying? For me it’s when you run into Target for salsa and walk out with a new notepad, book, or clothing that I just had to have. For you, maybe it’s that random Amazon Daily Deal that you totally needed. Whatever your impulse spending culprit may be, here are a few tricks …

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Fast Food Frenzy: Best Chicken Nuggets for Your Buck

Going out to eat is all fun and games until you realize how much it’s killing your budget. From the $1 McDonald’s soft drink to the lavish four-course Taco Bell meal, every dollar counts when you’re on a budget. That’s why Rachel and I set out to find the best deal on chicken nuggets. The …

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