The Life of a Landlord

Want to take on tenants? Here are some things to think about. The idea of being a landlord may sound appealing—and it can be profitable. But the charm may start to fade after the first middle-of-the-night phone call about your … Continued

Nationwide’s Quick Response to Sandy

How we are helping our members throughout the storm and aftermath. Anyone facing the arrival of a mammoth storm knows to prepare, because quick action pays off. The same goes for your insurance company. As Sandy roared through the East … Continued

How to Avoid Fees when You Travel Abroad

Plan ahead to minimize the expenses incurred when using an ATM of credit card on vacation. There are so many things to keep track of when traveling to another country: the language, the culture and the currency. Just thinking about … Continued

Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Winter?

Don’t leave it out in the cold. Prep your sprinklers for the big chill. It was a sizzling, hot summer just about everywhere. According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor, about 62.3 percent of the contiguous United States was classified … Continued

The Pluses and Minuses of Home Additions

If you have expansion plans, consider all the variables first. Have you outgrown your home? If you crave more space but can’t afford to move—or love your neighborhood too much to leave—consider putting on an addition. Carefully think through these … Continued

5 Ways to Save on an Engagement Ring

  With a little education, you’ll find a rock you can roll with. When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, bargain hunting is futile. A too-good-to-be-true deal could easily turn into a rip-off. Arm yourself with a bit … Continued

The Perfect Pantry

Need help getting your kitchen in order? Try these tidiness tips. You know the routine: You stock up on your favorites or go a little crazy when there’s a big sale, and before you know it, your kitchen pantry is … Continued

Insuring Your Adult Child

Should they stay on your health care plan, or could they save with a separate policy? With changes in medical insurance laws allowing children to stay on their parents’ medical plans until age 26, keeping your child covered under your … Continued

5 Things a Home Inspection Can Tell You

If you’re shopping around for a new home, a professional inspection is a must before you buy. In fact, though a home inspection is voluntary on your part, it should be a contingency in any offer you make on a … Continued

Motorcycle Shipping Options

If you buy your bike long-distance, the first step is getting it to your door. You’ve been searching for the perfect motorcycle, and you found it—hundreds of miles away. Now you have to figure out how to get the motorcycle … Continued

Do-It-Yourself Scratch Repair

Eliminate small nicks and blemishes on your auto without paying a pro. Maybe a grocery cart went awry in a parking lot and hit your car, or your keys scraped the door handle. Either way, you know what that means: … Continued

Leaf-Peeping Plans? Don’t Leave Safety Behind

A few precautions can keep an autumn road trip on track. Watching the leaves change colors is a spectacular seasonal event—and a scenic drive is one of the best ways to appreciate the sights. But falling leaves and unruly weather … Continued

Saving Money on Life Insurance

Ways to keep your finances in as great a shape as you. Like any financial contract, life insurance has its complexities, especially when you begin comparing the particulars of one policy versus another. While understanding your policy’s fine print is … Continued

6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

You don’t have to invite noise into your house. Try these tips to dial down the volume. Most of our days are filled with noise—on the street, in the office, on mass transit or on the freeway. And chronic noise … Continued