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Tips to help protect your family, cars, home and future.

Auto insurance, driving, & maintenance tips for your vehicle

How to buy a new car from a dealership

How to buy a new car from a dealership

Doing homework on vehicles, loan rates, and car prices might help keep the process from being overwhelming.

There’s a safety recall on your vehicle. Now what?

There’s a safety recall on your vehicle. Now what?

Auto manufacturers recalled a record number of cars. Know how to handle vehicle safety recalls.

Use Less Gas with These Simple Tricks of Efficient Drivers

Use Less Gas with These Simple Tricks of Efficient Drivers

Regardless of the car you drive, these techniques will help you save gas.

Credit, savings, checking, and loans tips

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

Be sure you realize the financial responsibility you're taking on before co-signing a loan.

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

Learn more about each strategy to find the right option for you.

6 Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

6 Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

The path to getting a mortgage isn't always a straight line.

Insurance, maintenance, safety tips and more for your home

Spring Home Maintenance Essentials, Inside and Out

Spring Home Maintenance Essentials, Inside and Out

Get ready for spring by adding these indoor and outdoor tasks to your routine.

What Not to Store in the Garage

What Not to Store in the Garage

What’s safe in your garage - and what should be kept elsewhere.

Things to know before a home inspection.

Things to know before a home inspection.

Get answers to common questions about the home inspection process.

Tips for families

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden But Real Danger

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden But Real Danger

Thieves use children's information for credit fraud, so don't let it go undiscovered.

House party safety guide: have fun and be safe

House party safety guide: have fun and be safe

Must-dos before you host your next gathering.

How to Protect Against Spider and Insect Bites

How to Protect Against Spider and Insect Bites

Know how to keep spiders and insects away.

Articles to help you plan and save for college

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How a 529 Plan Works

A 529 education savings plan is a tax-favored program operated by a state designed to help families save for future education costs.

Are You Saving Enough for College? Find Out with This Calculator

Are You Saving Enough for College? Find Out with This Calculator

Review various inflation rates to see how much you can save.

7 Ways to Save More for College

7 Ways to Save More for College

Try these tips for knocking down everyday expenses and socking it away safely.

Estate planning strategies and tips to help with your financial goals

What is a special needs trust?

What is a special needs trust?

Learn how a special needs trust could help address the lifelong financial needs of an loved one with special needs.

Wills and Trusts: an Estate-Planning Primer

Wills and Trusts: an Estate-Planning Primer

The differences between these common estate planning documents and their functions.

Preparing a living will & other choices for end-of-life care

Preparing a living will & other choices for end-of-life care

It's not the most pleasant task, but making your preferences known in a living will has to be done.

Tips to help with financial planning and goals

Reaching Your Financial Goals

Reaching Your Financial Goals

Those goals don’t have to be lofty or complicated. “Keep them simple and attainable” is the message here.

Save or shred? When you should keep financial documents.

Save or shred? When you should keep financial documents.

When it comes to tax and important documentation knowing whether to keep it or shred it is important. We've compiled information to help you with this important task.

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting it off, you’ve come to the right place.

Health Insurance And Disability Insurance Articles

6 Key Health Savings Account Benefits

6 Key Health Savings Account Benefits

Learn the ins and outs of an HSA and how to use it to your advantage.

Medicare supplemental insurance information

Medicare supplemental insurance information

Medicare Supplement Insurance is designed to work with Medicare and might help covering the extra expenses.

Simple Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Simple Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Simple tips to ensure you and your loved ones are keeping cool enough during the dog days.

Articles to learn about life insurance and the various types

Four Reasons for Getting Life Insurance

Life insurance is often thought of as a way to protect loved ones by providing for final expenses, estate taxes, etc. But let's think beyond that. Who else depends on you and your income?

What Is Life Insurance

What Is Life Insurance

From how it works to how much you need, get your life insurance questions answered here.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

From your income to your children’s future education, here’s what to consider when you buy life insurance.

Retirement Tips

10 Instances for Taking Unpenalized IRA Distributions

10 Instances for Taking Unpenalized IRA Distributions

Situations in which you may qualify for a distribution from a traditional or Roth IRA.

5 Ways to Help Your Retirement Savings Go Further

5 Ways to Help Your Retirement Savings Go Further

If you suspect you haven't saved enough, it's time for strategic retirement planning.

What Is a Retirement Annuity?

What Is a Retirement Annuity?

No matter how long your retirement lasts, a retirement annuity can help you afford it.

Articles to help with your small business needs

What are the best small business retirement plan options?

What are the best small business retirement plan options?

Choosing the best retirement plan for small business.

Options to consider when insuring your small home business.

Options to consider when insuring your small home business.

Insurance for a home based business might require small business insurance since your homeowners might not.

Natural Disaster Planning for Your Business

Natural Disaster Planning for Your Business

Create a business natural disaster plan to protect your employees, secure assets and resume operations.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.