Allstate Insurance review 2020: auto, home and life

Founded in 1931 by General Robert E. Wood, then-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, Allstate Insurance Company has written insurance policies for almost 90 years. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and publicly owned since 1995, Allstate began as a mail-order auto insurance company but quickly expanded its product line.

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Throughout its history, Allstate has advocated for automobile safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, lobbying government officials and working with automakers to reduce injuries and fatalities on the road.


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The company’s emphasis on safety continues today, with innovative programs such as Allstate Drivewise(R), which provides personalized driving feedback to help make you a safer driver-and save money on your premiums.

Consumers now recognize Allstate as a leader in the automobile, home and life insurance industries, but its product portfolio also includes employee benefits, investment services and roadside assistance services.

As one of

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How blocks of bush land are selling for the price of a car as people turn their backs on city life

Regional blocks of land are being sold for as little as $23,000 as city slickers move away from urban centres to seek a simpler life in the country in 2020. 

The coronavirus pandemic, large scale unemployment and an enormous increase in working from home has seen thousands of Australians look for properties away from big cities.

Prospective buyers are searching for locations based on lifestyle requirements, leading many to look into regional, coastal and country lots to develop their dream home.

Real estate agents outside of Australia’s major cities have noted a dramatic increase in city-based clients looking for a change of scenery, with cheap empty lots not far from urban centres providing potential dream locations for buyers.

Thousands of Australians are looking to move to regional areas away from cities where lots like 6 View Street in Lalbert in northern Victoria are being offered for $23,500 (pictured)

6 Park Road in Kerang is around three hours drive from Melbourne and is being offered for $30,000, offering huge potential for a new start

6 Park

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Hospital foundation plans Sporting Clays Classic | Life

EASTON — University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced plans for its 6th annual Sporting Clays Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown.

Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to the purchase of a Faxitron machine for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. The Faxitron is used by surgeons to evaluate an area that has been identified for removal by mammography.

This year’s Sporting Clays Classic will feature 75 targets, lunch for participants and various prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Participant registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot beginning at 9:15 a.m. Registration fees are $125 per individual and $500 per team of four.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation and The Point at Pintail will be following State of Maryland COVID-19 mandates and guidelines. Face coverings and social distancing are required when outside, on the course, and when inside the clubhouse.

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Virginia’s Eastern Shore: Ponies, hamlets and inlets | Life

In April, the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company on Virginia’s Eastern Shore celebrated with much hoopla the birth of a new pony named Summer. The foal is a descendant of Misty, a real pony made famous by Marguerite Henry’s 1947 book, Misty of Chincoteague, and likely the Eastern Shore’s most famous notable (apologies to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam). Misty died in 1972, but her lineage persists in the 150 ponies that live wild and free on Chincoteague Island.

Watching wild ponies is a popular attraction on this 70-mile finger of land flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the east (“seaside”) and the Chesapeake Bay (“bayside”) to the west. Besides the ponies, there are many picturesque nooks, inlets, byways, and little hamlets with names like Wachapreague, Pungoteague, Onancock, Machipongo, Oyster, Nassawadox, and Horsey. And there’s exquisite nature to explore.

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is the southern part of the Delmarva peninsula, which stretches

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Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster

a man standing in front of a building: The ugly side of automobile industry: Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster

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The ugly side of automobile industry: Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster


  • 504 workers injured in automobile cluster around Delhi that produces nearly 40% of cars and two-wheelers in India
  • 70% of the workers suffered irreparable damage losing either hands or fingers. Just one machine-power press accounts for 59% of them 
  • For a 4-year period, numbers swell to 1,873 injured. No such data collated in other clusters in Pune and Chennai so the overall numbers for the industry are likely to be much higher
  • 95% of the injured worked in supply chain of the three big companies in the region- Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotorCorp and Honda

If you are a car or a two-wheeler user in India, there are high chances somebody lost a limb while that vehicle was being made. In what exposes the soft underbelly of one of world’s largest

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American Family Insurance review 2020: Car, home and life

American Family Insurance was launched by a single insurance agent in 1927. Since then, the company, commonly abbreviated as AmFam, has grown to become one of the biggest insurance companies in the United States, generating $8.8 billion in revenue in 2017 alone.

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While it started by helping farmers, AmFam is now the seventh-largest home insurance company in the United States, and the ninth-largest car insurance company. American Family also offers a wide variety of life insurance policies, including life insurance for children.

American Family auto insurance

AmFam’s car insurance policies are highly rated, not to mention affordable. The company offers a long list of coverage options, which allows drivers to customize their policy. You can also take advantage of unique discounts to get a lower rate.


You can get an American Family insurance quote on some or all

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Ameriprise Insurance review: Car, home and life

A well-established financial institution, Ameriprise also offers auto, home and life insurance policies. It sells standard policies at middle-of-the-road rates. Ameriprise recently sold its home and auto insurance business to American Family Insurance. According to American Family, “The acquisition brings together two Wisconsin companies with similar cultures, values and customer focus.”

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Ameriprise auto insurance

Ameriprise gives drivers the standard selection of auto insurance coverage and discount options plus a few nice extras such as glass repair and stolen key coverage.


  • Comprehensive and collision coverage: Collision coverage pays for repairs in an accident, while comprehensive coverage applies to other types of damage or vehicle theft.
  • Liability: Liability insurance protects you if you cause damage to another driver’s car or physical injuries in a collision.
  • Rental car: You’re covered when driving a rental car.
  • Rideshare: Rideshare coverage is for
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Life Without Car Insurance Can Be A Nightmare

When going out for a drive, Car owners should take great care not just about their life but also of their car. But sadly not every car owner is cautious while driving which leads to road accidents and ultimately them ending-up paying unexpected expenses.

If you’re a car owner without car insurance you should consider buying one, as owning a car without an insurance policy can be a living nightmare full of bills that need paying.

1.) medical bills-

A car accident can lead to injuries which ultimately land you in a hospital where you spend time in recovering and paying your medical bills.

2.) medical bills of the people injured-

If the people around the incident were injured as well, you would also have to pay their medical bills.

3.) Repair costs of the property damaged-

Say for instance your car collided with the entrance of someone’s front gate. … Read More

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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-395G Review – A Durable 2-In-1 Notebook With Long Battery Life

This is a nice looking, versatile machine with a good keyboard, impressive trackpad, long battery life, and affordability. If you’re shopping around for a laptop/tablet convertible, the Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-395G is the way to go. It’s a sturdily built, 13-inch 2-in-1 device that will handle all of your daily chores smoothly and easily.

Since it’s not as thin as other 2-in-1s, it serves better as an alternative to a laptop rather than as a tablet – although you can certainly use it as a tablet. The lid is covered in aluminum and features a brushed-metal texture. The rest of the body is nice and solid, and the main case is built out of a durable piece of rugged plastic. The 360-degree dual-torque hinge allows you to adjust the display and keyboard to your will.

The Spin 5 weighs approximately 3 and a half pounds. While this is slightly more … Read More

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Methods You Can Use To Extend The Battery Life of Your Mobile Device

Extending the battery life of your mobile life can save you money. Replacing the batteries of these devices can be expensive. Often it will be more cost-effective to buy a new mobile device such a smart phone or laptop.

Most mobile devices use a lithium-ion battery. These are very compact and can store a large charge when compared to their size, This why every smart phone that is sold today uses this battery technology. Using proper charging methods and storage will help increase the life span of these types of batteries and also extend the life of your smart phone.

One mistake people make is storing their smart phone or laptop in a hot zone such the automobile during a hot summer day. It is best to keep lithium-ion batteries at room temperature. Don’t leave the device in your automobile when the weather is warm. Your car heats up side … Read More

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