Tips For Winter Damage Insurance Claims In Connecticut

February 3, 2011
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Whether it’s damage from traffic spinouts or structural damage to homes, the winter of 2011 continues to be a busy one for insurers and an anxious time for property owners, many of whom are making insurance claims for the first time for a variety of reasons. Acting Insurance Commissioner Barbara C. Spear today announced...

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Many Relatively Unknown Credit Card Perks

February 3, 2011
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Cash rebates and reward points receive most of the bold print and attention, but there are some nice perks that you could be missing from your credit card. These benefits can save money on tickets, shopping and travel, guarantee the lowest price on purchases, and provide an extended warrant. But you can’t take advantage...

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Ten IRS Tax Benefits For Parents

February 3, 2011
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IRS Tax Tip 2011 Did you know that your children may help you qualify for some tax benefits? Here are 10 tax benefits the IRS wants parents to consider when filing their tax returns this year. 1. Dependents In most cases, a child can be claimed as a dependent in the year they were...

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Verizon iPhone Review: WSJ’s Mossberg Says Go For It

February 3, 2011
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Digital guru Walter S. Mossberg has been testing the long-awaited iPhone 4 for Verizon and this morning in the Wall Street Journal gave it high marks. Mossberg said the Verizon system’s iPhone was clearer and had significantly less dropped calls than on the AT&T system which has exclusive rights to iPhone sales for the...

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Gettysburg Battle Commemorations Begin in April

February 2, 2011
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Commemorations begin in only two months to mark the 15oth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal conflict in the Civil War in which Confederate forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee were defeated at the small Pennsylvania crossroads town. Lee, until then undefeated in his many battles with American forces, saw his successes...

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Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner Speaks Out On Contractor And Condo Issues

February 2, 2011
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Outgoing Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr., and I had a candid interview Tuesday night on the Watchdog News Hour at OnTheHORN.com Worth listening to .

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GRANNY SNATCHING: I Can’t Believe My Eyes

February 2, 2011
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GRANNY SNATCHING: I Can’t Believe My Eyes

It is no revelation that as people age their eyesight often deteriorates, with vision losses ranging from simply needing stronger eyeglass lenses to more serious afflictions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. But one impact that accompanies the loss of eyesight, Charles Bonnet Syndrome, apparently is only now gaining recognition in the United...

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Ct Towns Can Reduce Drug Costs To Make Up For Increased Snow Removal Bills

February 2, 2011
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Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo today – as towns and cities faced another swipe at their snow removal budgets – invited towns and cities to join the Connecticut Prescription Partnership, a new joint prescription purchasing initiative that could save municipal and state taxpayers millions of dollars. In a letter to all Connecticut municipalities, Lembo said...

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Saving Money On Your Grocery Bill, Grocer Tricks To Empty Your Wallet

February 2, 2011
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Some great videos here on how you can save money on your grocery bill. The videos teach you the tricks that grocers use to pressure you to buy more, spend more, and even cheat you out of proper prices. For instance, did you know that having a child or your spouse with you while...

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