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Time To Change My Auto Insurance Company?

When and why to change your auto insurance company.

Have you ever wondered if you’re paying too much for car insurance? You’re not alone. According to J.D. Power, the rising cost of auto insurance is prompting an unprecedented number of policyholders to shop around and switch insurance companies.

Whether you’re curious if you’re paying too much or just aren’t happy with your current auto insurance provider or

Is Running a Business Out of My House a Good Idea?

For many people, running a small business out of the home has its advantages. The ability to be your own boss, set your own hours, the lack of a commute and potential tax breaks are some benefits. Working from home in your pajamas is definitely a dream if you’re a late riser.

But what about the drawbacks when you run a home business? What things should you be aware of that could spell trouble for home business

Personal Car and Auto Insurance for Delivery Drivers

Many folks are asking "Can I Use My Personal Car and Auto Insurance as a Delivery Service Provider?"

So, we decided to answer the question that’s on so many people's minds.

This article has been reviewed by licensed insurance industry expert Moshe Fishman.

More and more people are working as delivery drivers for companies such as Instacart, Amazon Flex, Doordash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and others. It’s easy to see the appeal of being a food delivery driver, with the many perks they offer. You c
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Why sports cars get a bad rap.

If you’ve ever thought about buying a sports car, there’s something you should know—sports cars have a bad rap with insurance companies. Designed for speed and maneuverability, the things that make sports coupes and convertibles fun to drive are the same things that make them expensive to insure.

Depending on the car, sports car insurance can be twice as much as the premium on a regular car. This, however, doe
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Turn your home into a vacation rental.

Vacation rental websites like Airbnb, and Airbnb alternatives Homeaway, Vrbo, and have revolutionized the travel industry and it’s easy to see why. For certain travelers, the idea of staying in a house or condominium instead of a hotel while on vacation has a lot of appeal. People like the idea of staying in a “home away from home.” Especially if your home is in a vacation destination area.

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Avoiding common home hazards.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” These are important words to live by, especially if you own or rent a home. The Boy Scouts summed up this sentiment even more succinctly with their motto, “Be Prepared.” if you own a car that you’re not using much, now’s an excellent time to sell or trade your car online to ensure you get top dollar. By following the tips below, you can help prevent common fire
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Price optimization in car insurance.

Customer loyalty is a familiar concept to consumers. It’s the idea that customers who are happy with the goods and services a company provides will tend to stay with that company, even though a better price may be available. Loyal customers would rather pay a bit more for excellent service and quality products. The concept of customer loyalty is at the heart of what is called price optimization, which is unfami
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Inflation and Home Ownership.

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the price of everything is going up. From tangible items such as groceries and household goods to things like electricity and rent, anyone who shops or pays bills has felt the pain of rising prices.

But have you ever considered how inflation affects homeownership? Whether you’re a prospective homeowner, a seller, currently own your home or are an investor, you’ll want to be a sm

Teacher Created Materials

Teacher Created Materials is an educational publisher of K-12 resources. I wrote copy for product descriptions, landing pages, product pages, campaign pages, Amazon product descriptions, catalogs, marketing emails, and back cover copy for professional resources.

After a year of working at TCM, I became the company’s primary marketing copywriter and was tasked with ensuring that all copy maintained a clear and consistent company tone and voice. I revisited the company's extensive product catalog and re-wrote product descriptions and landing pages for thousands of products and web pages.

The Raven: A Modern Retelling

Readers will be "haunted" by this spooky, modern retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem, The Raven. For Heath, the worst part of a cross-country move is how much he misses his best friend, Lenore. That, and the strange raven who is always sitting outside the window of his bedroom! Readers will be captivated by this modern spin on an old classic that features vibrant illustrations, short chapter format, and compelling text. Appealing to both reluctant and avid readers, students who enjoy sus

The Headless Hall Monitor

Nicki Crane is tired of Bram Bones's nasty pranks, and she knows of someone who also can't stand bullies--the Headless Hall Monitor. Every Halloween, this terrifying specter haunts the school hallways, seeking the cruelest kids for his revenge. And Bram Bones is about to find out if the legend is real. Readers will be "haunted" by this spooky, modern spin on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that explores the theme of bullying. Students who enjoy suspenseful stories will not be able to put this one do

Exploring Reading: Level 5 Complete Kit

Guide students to become strong, independent, and excited readers! With Exploring Reading: Level 5 Complete Kit, students will master essential comprehension strategies, integrate multiple strategies to comprehend complex text, and apply the strategies to read a wide range of authentic texts. This year-long reading intervention curriculum is easy to use, and features flexible implementation and pacing that allow teachers to easily adopt it into their core language arts curriculum.

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Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments

If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators have wondered:
• What exactly is SEL?
• How should it be taught?
• What does it look like in the classroom?
• How do we teach students non-academic life skills?
• Is it our job as educators to teach SEL?

If there's one thing teachers should agree on, it's that creating a culture and climate conducive to fostering SEL is somethin

Hundreds of text passages, right at your fingertips.

Hundreds of text passages. Right at your fingertips. No strings attached! Bring a variety of texts to the classroom in the most flexible way possible. This collection of short, purposeful texts was curated from our vault of award-winning resources. Teachers can save precious prep time by quickly and easily finding the precise text needed for any instructional setting and content area. With a one-time purchase, gain unlimited access to hundreds of short fiction and nonfiction digital text passag

Building Vocabulary From Word Roots

Build academic vocabulary in as little as 20 minutes a day. Set students up for academic success across the content areas with this systematic approach to teaching vocabulary. This flexible series focuses on vocabulary acquisition using Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and bases which account for 90% of English words with two or more syllables. Empower students with the tools and strategies they need to decode words independently across multiple content areas both inside and outside of school.

The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop

Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as a coach, an advisor, and a friend, giving you personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the 21st century classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again!

What makes an intervention successful?

What makes an intervention successful?
Ease of use for teachers?
Fun and engaging for students?
Flexible instructional setting?

Check. Check. And check. Our Booster Packs deliver all of the above!

These flexible and effective Focused Reading and Mathematics Booster Packs feature engaging, high-interest books and student-friendly activities. The multi-modal activities accommodate different learning styles and can be quickly integrated into instruction with minimal prep time. Teachers can effortlessly customize pacing according to students' needs by assigning specific activities or by allowin