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January 2019

Shoveling snow: Do I have to?

We're unaware of any local ordinances requiring homeowners to remove snow on their own property. When it comes to sidewalks, though, the answer can vary city-by-city.

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The right way to say goodbye to your holiday tree

If you opted for a natural tree this year, you'll soon face the question of how best to dispose of it. Fortunately, most Northwest cities offer good alternatives to the landfill, including:

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What to do if a pipe bursts in your home

If you arrive home to a soggy mess like the one in this video from Consumer Reports, remember SAFETY FIRST. Never step into water deep enough that it may have come in contact with electrical current.

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Solid white lines, explained​

If a patrol officer waves you over when you merge onto the freeway, it may not be for cutting someone off or failing to signal. It may be a white-line violation. Not sure what that is?

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I'm no millionaire. Why would I need an umbrella policy?

While umbrellas are a must for anyone who has accumulated high-value assets, your current net worth isn't the only predictor of whether or not you need extra liability insurance.

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Seven myths about renter's insurance you probably believe

​Financial advisors often call renter insurance one of the biggest financial bargains you can find. If it's such a great deal, why do more than half of renters nationwide go without?

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