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Major help for ACA enrollees

The American Rescue Plan Act may help people obtain additional subsidies to help lower their health insurance premium costs. For about 80% of Americans, that means plans for $10 or less after subsidies will be possible. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, your application for coverage will need to be updated, anytime until Sunday,...

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April is car care month

April is national car care month, so now is a perfect time to focus on taking care of your car. It’s been suffering through a long winter of road salt, so I recommend you give it a nice bath, paying special attention to the undercarriage, whether at a car wash or with your hose at home. Salt is terrible for your car’s exterior,...

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Beware of spring debris: Now is the time to cover your gutters

When we think of gutter cleaning, many of us immediately think of fall leaves. But springtime can be even more troubling. Flower pods and petals from my Japanese magnolias are excellent cloggers, as are the whirly-bird-style seeds that will soon fall from my maple trees. Perhaps worse, however, are the pollen-filled tassels called “catkins”...

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Here’s how you can avoid “price acceleration” and pay a fair price for power washing

Imagine standing in the checkout line at a grocery store and saying to the clerk, “This hamburger meat is priced at $3.99 a pound. Will you take $2.99?” The reply will likely be a strange look followed by, “I’m sorry, the price is the price.” That’s the way it is with most retail establishments. You expect to pay the marked...

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Finding the coverage option to suit your needs

The American Rescue Plan Act may help people obtain additional subsidies to help lower their health insurance premium costs. For about 80% of Americans, that means plans for $10 or less after subsidies will be possible. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, your application for coverage will need to be updated, anytime until Sunday,...

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