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Legal
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How Do Traffic Violation Points Work?

The points system can be confusing, especially if it's your first time getting a traffic ticket. Understand how traffic violations and points work to ensure you maintain your driver's license. 

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Home Improvement
Team HomeServe

Espresso Maker Buying Guide: Top 5 Machines to Get Your Caffeine Fix

Choosing the right home espresso machine is the key to making the best coffee you've ever had in your life. You don't have to be intimidated by the mechanics of espresso making; this guide will answer your questions.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Water Softener?

About 85% of cities provide hard water to their residents, so most people have to deal with hard water on a regular basis. Water softener installation costs can be well worth it to ward off some common hard water issues.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Installing a Home Security System? Use This Guide to Get Started

Installing your own home security system is easier than you might think. Here's what to consider if you're thinking about beefing up the security in and around your home.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does Water and Fire Damage Restoration Cost?

After the fire is out, it's time to hire a fire and water damage restoration service to make your home safe to live in again. Here's a breakdown of costs.

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Finance
Team eLocal

What’s a Backdoor Roth IRA?

If you want to enjoy the tax advantages of a Roth IRA but don't qualify because you earn too much, you may be interested in an investment strategy known as a backdoor Roth IRA.

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Finance
Team eLocal

What Is a 401(k)?

As you browse your employer's benefits package, you'll often see a 401(k) plan as a retirement fund option. What is a 401(k) and how can it help you prepare for retirement?

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Legal
Team eLocal

What Is the Standard Deduction?

Finding all the ways to save money on your taxes can be tedious and miserable. Luckily for many people, claiming the standard deduction is a simple way to save time.

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