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Top 9 Semi-Autonomous Vehicles: The Best Self-Driving Car Features

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At first, the auto industry called them self-driving vehicles. However, it was hard for people to imagine roads filled with unmanned cars. Now, the automotive industry is calling them autonomous vehicles, or more accurately semi-autonomous cars. This is a reminder that this a hands-off driving world is on its way, although it might not be here yet.Read More »Top 9 Semi-Autonomous Vehicles: The Best Self-Driving Car Features

The New Generation of RVers: Breaking the Mold on an American Tradition

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If you think that millennials are just sitting at home on their iPhones all day—think again. Interestingly enough, the younger generation of 18 to 34-year olds are very into exploring the great outdoors. Campground spaces and RV sales have steadily increased over the past few years, with millennials making up 38% of campers in the U.S. This has also caused a huge growth in the RV industry. In fact, RV shipments are expected to surge to their highest level ever according to a forecast by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Typically, baby boomers, or those ages 51 to 69, are considered the largest group of RVers. But watch out RV world—millennials might be taking over.Read More »The New Generation of RVers: Breaking the Mold on an American Tradition

The Top 10 Car Apps for Smartphones We Can’t Believe You Are Living Without

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If you have a smartphone, then you probably never leave home without it. You may rely on it for navigation, to check emails and social media messages, and even for work-related matters, not just personal ones. We’ve become addicted to these gadgets, no doubt. But, instead of fighting it, why not utilize these pricey phones for all they’ve got? With the right car apps, your daily routine can become so much easier. You may even save a couple of dollars along the way, too.Read More »The Top 10 Car Apps for Smartphones We Can’t Believe You Are Living Without

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Earthquake Insurance: What to Do Before an Earthquake Strikes

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Some people who live in earthquake-prone areas don’t think about when the next big earthquake is coming. While it does little good to live anxiously expecting the worst to happen, it is a wise idea to look at your Earthquake Insurance options to obtain some peace of mind. Those who do not have the proper insurance hope the government will provide them relief if disaster strikes. However, few government-subsidized disaster programs, like FEMA, are structured to give more than emergency assistance. Programs like FEMA will help meet the most basic needs to live, like food, water and shelter. But not everyone qualifies for these programs. Even if you qualify, this sort of help isn’t a permanent solution by any means.Read More »Earthquake Insurance: What to Do Before an Earthquake Strikes

Catastrophic Insurance: What Is and Is Not Included in Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

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Many people don’t understand what is not included on their standard Homeowners Insurance policy until it’s too late. Some homeowners only think short-term and opt for the minimum requirements on their mortgage. While there’s no one type of catastrophic insurance that covers everything, there are a few that are crucial to have. Most victims of natural disasters never imagined that they’d lose their home and belongings to a flood, earthquake or wildfire. People often skim over Flood Insurance and Earthquake Insurance, even after an agent explains that they won’t be covered with a standard Homeowners Insurance policy.Read More »Catastrophic Insurance: What Is and Is Not Included in Your Homeowners Insurance Policy