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How to Drive on the Highway for the First Time: Freeway Driving Tips for Teens

Fearless teens may say they’re ready for freeway driving, but are they really? As their parent, are you ready?


10 of the Most Reliable Cars

When shopping for a new car, look for one that will go the extra mile. A car with durable features and auto parts, such as updated technology and a long-lasting engine, can save you future financial headaches.


How to Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

Only about half of all new businesses survive five years or more, and only about a third survive beyond 10 years, according to the Small Business Administration. From not having enough startup money to trying to do it all yourself to not investing in marketing, common errors in planning and management can provide challenges for small businesses when they’re starting out.

Here are a few of the most prevalent business mistakes and ways to overcome them:


What to Check When Buying a Used Car

Shopping for a new or used car can be exciting – but don’t let that new car smell fool you into buying a lemon.


Protect Your Home-Based Business with the Right Insurance

Homeowners insurance covers incidents such as loss or theft of personal property. But if a delivery person slips and falls on your property or your business equipment is destroyed in a fire, homeowners insurance won’t protect you. Without coverage specifically designed for your home business, you put your livelihood, and possibly that of your employees, at risk. That’s why home-based business insurance is a good idea.


Are Self-Driving ‘Connected’ Cars Making Us Safer or More Vulnerable?

When a reporter for Wired magazine took his car for a high-speed spin, he became part of a research project that caused a tremendous stir in the auto industry.


Condo vs. Townhouse: What’s the Difference?

If you’re thinking of buying or renting a townhouse or condominium, there are some important differences between the two that you should know about. To help you decide between a condo or townhouse, we’ve provided definitions and put together a comprehensive comparison to help you make an informed decision, before you buy.


Safe Driving Tips During Deer Season

With deer season upon us, your chances of hitting a deer are much higher during the fall and winter months. Stay safe while on the road with these tips from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.


Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

Don't just shop Cyber Monday; shop it like a boss. Here are the tips and tricks you need to snag the best deals on the hottest products —? all without leaving home.


The Average Life of Car Batteries and 7 Tips to Extend Your Car Battery Life

Car batteries are an essential part of an automobile. From getting your car started to charging your phone on-the-go, batteries provide the zap your vehicle needs to keep rolling. That’s why it’s so important to know when to start considering a car battery change, as well as what you can do to extend its lifespan.


Here's how businesses can prepare for future cyber attacks

The Equifax breach is the latest in a string of incidents that highlight the need for businesses to fortify their security operations.


4 Halloween Driving Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

There’s a lot of information instructing children to be safe during Halloween. However, with pedestrian-vehicle collisions being four times more likely on Halloween, it’s important to highlight some Halloween safety tips for adults. As drivers, we have a responsibility to follow traffic safety advice and help keep children safe on Halloween.


The Truth About 100-Year Floods

Whenever a strong hurricane or storm causes significant flooding, there is often talk of a 100-year flood.

When people hear this term they think a flood of that magnitude occurs once every hundred years, so they should be safe from harm for the next hundred years. Unfortunately, some base their decision to buy flood insurance on this false belief, putting them at risk of a catastrophic loss.


10 Tips for Small Business Marketing

As the owner of a small business, you are likely the chief lead generator and chief marketer. These tasks may not be what you most enjoy, but they are not difficult and can even be fun. Here are 10 tried-and-true ways to make the process easier:


Protect Against Identity Theft While on Vacation

Are you planning a vacation? An estimated 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2015. Whether you’re headed for a beach in Miami or vineyards in Italy, it’s important to take steps to safeguard your identity before you travel.

Follow these simple steps to help protect against identity theft while you’re away from home:


How Much Air Should You Put in Your Tires?

Tire maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your car from a safety and cost standpoint. The easiest way to care for your tires is both quick and inexpensive: maintain the correct tire pressure.

Driving on under-inflated tires is one of the biggest causes of tire failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and under-inflated tires present many other problems. They wear out more rapidly, handle poorly and reduce fuel efficiency. In addition, over-inflated tires are more susceptible to damage from road irregularities, and this also creates a bumpier ride. Overfilling your tires is just as dangerous as under-filling them, so it’s important you know what is recommended for your vehicle.


The Rise of the One Car Family

For the last 40 years, two-car families have been the norm in the United States. And it hasn’t been uncommon for some families to own three or more cars

But auto-industry experts now say societal and technological changes could spell the end of the two-car family.

“Right now in the U.S., 57% of households have two or more cars,” says Gary Silberg, KPMG’s national sector lead partner for the automotive industry. “But I think we’re going to see that change. The rationale for ownership is changing. We’re getting to the point where maybe you only need one car instead of two.”

Silberg predicts that by 2040 the share of two-car families will decrease to 43% – and that percentage will continue sliding. Two major forces that are driving the change, he says: self-driving cars and the growing popularity of on-demand, ride-share services.


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