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Many people are taking a closer look at life insurance, disability and critical illness policies as a way to prepare themselves for life’s unexpected events

Most of the people I do a complimentary review for are surprised to find out they may have insurance benefits in their healthcare policy they’re paying for but not using. Simply put, they don’t know what their coverage covers. For example, they may have coverage for over-the-counter medication, but have no idea they can get reimbursed for...

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Online banking pitfalls

While many of us are embracing the newest technology as fast as it’s introduced, Jay Nabors, a Cleveland-based attorney who focuses on estate planning, says there is a latent issue with one of the more popular options. “Many people have decided to switch to a bank based entirely online,” he says. “The problem I’ve been running into...

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Mimi readers are saving big by selling their homes using Exactly’s exclusive $4,800 flat-rate selling fee

Though the economy experienced a deep downturn last year, housing values kept climbing higher. “Home values continue to grow at their fastest pace in a generation and there are no signs that it will slow down this year,” says Kevin Wasie, founder of Exactly, a local real estate company. “Combine that with the slew of buyers looking for...

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These dramatic kitchen upgrades by American Wood Reface are faster and less expensive than a full tear-out

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make in your home. It dramatically increases your home’s resale value, and your family and friends can enjoy it right now. The kitchens has become the new den; it’s where we always seem to congregate. “That’s right,” smiles Jason Hicks of Northeast Ohio’s American Wood...

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Polish your mood

The mood you are in should dictate nail polish colors more than the season. You don’t have to wear more subdued colors in the winter, just because it is dreary outside. If you want to wear bright pink when it’s snowing, go for it. “I tell my clients when picking their polish for a manicure or pedicure to choose whatever color makes them...

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