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Social Security is often a large piece of American workers’ total retirement income, and the decision on when to file greatly influences how a financial advisor manages their client’s money.  So it’s no wonder that the Nationwide Retirement Institute is seeing more advisors eager to learn Social Security claiming strategies. READ MORE >>

Looking to buy or rent a home? Much depends on your budget and where you want to live. Costs vary by area, of course, so be realistic when it comes to your search. We did some legwork for you and compiled a list of U.S. cities that offer affordable, as well as expensive, options. Average Apartment Rent READ MORE >>

Whether they have two legs or four, every family member deserves quality health care. Manage veterinary expenses the smart way with Nationwide. Save on your policy and on vet bills Current Nationwide members save 5% on a pet insurance policy. You can be reimbursed for: Accidents Illnesses, including cancer READ MORE >>

It is amazing to me that people are so naive that they think they can “Pick their own price” for car or home insurance and get more coverage for less money!  Today, I saw one of the policy declarations pages from a “Pick your own price” homeowners insurance policy and I was shocked at the coverage differences. READ MORE >>

Be Prepared to Keep Pets Safe Catastrophes come in many forms: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, violent storms and even terrorism. In the event of extreme weather or a disaster, would you know what to do to protect your pet? READ MORE >>

You’ve completed a motorcycle safety course and received your license. Now you’re ready to take your skills to the open road. Just make sure you’re equipped with the right riding gear first. Consider these equipment essentials: The Must-Have Motorcycle Safety Equipment Fitted Helmet READ MORE >>

Paying attention to the little things during a test drive can save you a headache later. Still, nearly 50% of Americans say they spent 30 minutes or less test driving a car before they buy. Whether you’re buying new or used, test driving a car is an important part of making an informed decision. READ MORE >>

Picture this. You just got gone with a full day of work and you still have quite a bit on your plate. From picking up the kids, to prepping something to eat, to getting them to bed so you can maybe have  some time to watch that movie you've been dying to catch on Netflix, you gear up for a busy evening. READ MORE >>