Even though you pay property insurance premiums, it is always preferable to never have to file a claim. However, if something suddenly happens to your home, you hope that your insurance company will resolve the matter promptly and provide you the coverage you need to repair the damage or replace personal property. While insurance claims…

With Mardi Gras festivities already ramping up in New Orleans and the big day happening on March 5th, people in and around the city are decorating their homes, making plans with family and friends, and otherwise gearing up for the celebration. However, if you own property in New Orleans, you should prepare for Mardi Gras…

Our careers often become who we are, but unfortunately, if you are a member of a marginalized population, these dual identities may be at odds. If an employer is not accepting of who you are, it can become nearly impossible to complete required tasks. In worst case scenarios, discriminatory events or general workplace hostility may…

Festival experiences can be what dreams are made of, but they can also quickly become nightmare fuel when plans start falling through. When Instagram reduced the longstanding Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to simply #coachella, the wheels started turning in the heads of overzealous entrepreneurs and influencers – how hard can it be to…

With “selfie” earning a spot in the dictionary, the normativity of self-photography is at an all-time high. While “sexting” may be a sensitive subsect of the selfie, the act of sharing explicit photos with intimate partners is an inevitable facet of our cyber-rooted culture. Sexting can bridge gaps stemming from long distance relationships or busy…

When you own a home and purchase homeowner’s insurance, you may sleep well at night knowing you have coverage if disaster strikes. However, do you truly have all the coverage you need? If you have never closely read the fine print of your policy, you may be shocked when your insurer refuses to cover certain…

There’s nothing more unsettling than knowing that an unwelcome visitor is in your home. If there was, horror movies wouldn’t have been using home invasions as plot devices for decades. Whether it be an intruder from the penitentiary, the insane asylum, or the great beyond, it’s only natural to have panic set in when there’s…

While the Gulf Coast has no shortage of reasons why it is a fantastic place to call home, it is a reality that its vulnerability for volatile weather patterns persists. As climate change continues to rear its ugly head, this vulnerability is only bound to escalate, leaving countless cities from Galveston to Miami in its…

If you have ever attempted to sell an item on sites like Craigslist or Depop, you know that buyers tend to have their own opinions on the validity of prices. What is poorly understood is that value, in theory, is not subjective at all. In fact, there is a method to the madness that intersects…

Despite heeding warnings of old wives’ tales of burning down an entire town with a cigarette butt or casually combusting from poor taste in pajamas, you are still standing amid a possibly self-inflicted house fire. Maybe you didn’t allow enough space between your bed and a faulty power outlet because you need to keep your…