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State Farm Insurance uses a variety of writers to create articles for the Learning Center. These articles provide useful information about auto insurance, driving, and other related subjects. State Farm is headquartered in Bloomington, IL and has more than 17,000 Agents and 68,000 employees serving 81 million policies and accounts.

Articles

Watch Out For Animals In The Road
Sep 29, 2014
How to Roll Over Your 401(k) To A Traditional IRA
Sep 22, 2014
Simplified Employee Pension Plans For Small Businesses
Sep 12, 2014
Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans For Small Businesses
Sep 11, 2014
Potential Benefits Of Mutual Fund Investing
Sep 10, 2014
What You Should Know About A Prospectus
Sep 10, 2014
What Happens If A Company My Mutual Fund Owns Shares Of Goes Bankrupt?
Sep 10, 2014
Using Indexes To Measure Stock Market Performance
Aug 28, 2014
Potential Benefits Of Stock Funds
Aug 28, 2014
Potential Benefits Of Bond Funds
Aug 28, 2014
Potential Benefits Of Money Market Funds
Aug 28, 2014
Estimate Your Retirement Income Needs
Aug 27, 2014
Retirement Planning – Nearing Retirement?
Aug 26, 2014
College Increases Earning Potential
Aug 26, 2014
Funding Your Child's College Education
Aug 25, 2014
Invest Childcare Money In Your Child's Future
Aug 20, 2014
Roth IRA Conversion FAQs
Aug 13, 2014
Tips for Retirement Investing
Aug 13, 2014
Understanding Spousal IRAs
Aug 13, 2014
Comparing Traditional and Roth IRAs
Feb 28, 2014
Should You Take A Loan From Your 401(k)?
Sep 30, 2013
Teaching Children To Save And Invest
Sep 25, 2013
A Glossary Of Financial Services Terms
Aug 1, 2013
Should You Convert Your Traditional IRA To A Roth IRA?
Jul 5, 2013
Spring Maintenance For Your Home
Apr 26, 2013
All About Traditional IRAs
Apr 11, 2013
Winter Driving Survival
Dec 28, 2012
Six Factors Affecting Your Auto Insurance Premiums
Sep 20, 2012
What Is A Rollover?
Jun 8, 2012
Tax Breaks For Military Families: The HEART Act Of 2008
Jun 8, 2012
What Is A Transfer?
Jun 5, 2012
A Glossary Of Mutual Fund Terms
Jun 5, 2012
Cashing Out Your 401(k): The Pros And The Cons
Jun 5, 2012
How Much Can You Expect From Social Security?
May 31, 2012
Why You Should Increase Your IRA Contribution
May 18, 2012
The Individual 401(k) for Small Businesses
May 15, 2012
Retirement Planning – Already Retired?
Apr 30, 2012
Retirement Planning -- Changing Jobs
Apr 30, 2012
Planning For Your Financial Future
Apr 30, 2012
Qualified Exceptions For Traditional And Roth IRA Distributions
Apr 30, 2012
Understanding Traditional 401(k) Plans
Apr 30, 2012
The SIMPLE IRA Plan For Small Businesses
Apr 30, 2012
Roth IRA
Apr 30, 2012
Retirement Accounts: An Overview
Apr 30, 2012
Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
Apr 30, 2012
Biggest Dangers For Homeowners
May 20, 2011
"Whole House" Water Leak Detection Systems
May 16, 2011
Extra Payment Savings Calculator
May 2, 2011
Amortization Calculator
May 2, 2011
Should I Pay Points?
May 2, 2011
Refinance Calculator
May 2, 2011
Should I Buy Or Rent?
May 2, 2011
Mortgage Monthly Payment Calculator
May 2, 2011
Mortgage Loan Estimator
May 2, 2011
How Long Will My Retirement Savings Last?
May 2, 2011
Required Minimum Distributions Calculator
May 2, 2011
IRA Conversion Calculator
May 2, 2011
Traditional Vs. Roth IRA Calculator
May 2, 2011
HSA Contribution Calculator For 2014
May 2, 2011
CD Laddering Strategy Calculator
May 2, 2011
What Will My CD Be Worth?
May 2, 2011
Which Is Better: Cash Or Payments?
May 2, 2011
How Will Taxes And Inflation Affect My Savings?
May 2, 2011
How Much, At What Rate, When?
May 2, 2011
How Much Of A Difference Will The Rate Make?
May 2, 2011
What Will It Take To Save For A Vehicle, Home, Etc.?
May 2, 2011
How Much Will My Savings Be Worth?
May 2, 2011
What’s It Worth To Reduce My Spending?
May 2, 2011
How Much Should I Set Aside For Emergencies?
May 2, 2011
How Much Am I Spending?
May 2, 2011
Calculate My State Farm Dollars Earning Potential
May 2, 2011
Paying Off The Balance Of A Credit Card
May 2, 2011
Calculate My FixPay® Payments
May 2, 2011
What Will It Take To Save For A College Education?
May 2, 2011
Should My Spouse Work, Too?
May 2, 2011
How Much Will It Cost To Raise A Child?
May 2, 2011
What Vehicle Can I Afford?
May 2, 2011
How Long Should I Keep A Vehicle?
May 2, 2011
Which Is Better: A Rebate Or Special Dealer Financing?
May 2, 2011
What Term Of Loan Should I Choose?
May 2, 2011
Which Loan Is Better?
May 2, 2011
How Much Will My Payments Be?
May 2, 2011
Should I Finance Or Pay Cash?
May 2, 2011
Should I Lease Or Purchase?
May 2, 2011
Irregular Payment Calculator
May 2, 2011
Vehicle Loans Calculator
May 2, 2011
Tips & Tools For Enjoying Your Golden Years
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools For Making Your Move
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools For Building Your Retirement Nest Egg
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools For Paying For That Diploma
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools For Keeping Little Ones Safe
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools For Finding Your Dream Home
Apr 29, 2011
Tips & Tools To Help You Get That New Car Smell
Apr 29, 2011
Universal Life Insurance
Apr 28, 2011
Whole Life Insurance
Apr 28, 2011
Term Or Whole Life Insurance: Which Is Right For You?
Apr 28, 2011
Term Life Insurance
Apr 28, 2011
Don't Let Spring Weather Melt Away Your Safe Driving Habits
Apr 28, 2011
Avoid Water Damage From Frozen Pipes
Apr 21, 2011
Relieving Stress At Work
Apr 21, 2011
Retirement Planning – Just Starting To Save?
Apr 20, 2011
The Basics Of Assets
Apr 13, 2011
Finding A Good Credit Card
Apr 13, 2011
Online Banking Dos And Don'ts
Apr 13, 2011
Fun And Safety On Your Family Road Trip
Apr 13, 2011
ATM Dos And Don'ts
Apr 13, 2011
Your Checking Account
Apr 13, 2011
Your Savings Account
Apr 13, 2011
Rebuilding An Emergency Fund
Apr 13, 2011
How To Build An Emergency Fund
Apr 13, 2011
Tips For Vehicle Fire Safety
Apr 11, 2011
When Potholes Become Costly
Apr 11, 2011
Teen Driving: A Further Cost
Apr 11, 2011
Importance Of An Emergency Fund
Apr 9, 2011
Green Driving Tip: Adjust The Tire Pressure
Mar 22, 2011
Green Driving Tip: Pick The Right Car
Mar 22, 2011
Green Driving Tip: Just Don't Drive
Mar 22, 2011
Green Driving Tip: Lose The Extra Weight
Mar 22, 2011
Green Driving Tip: Engine Maintenance
Mar 22, 2011
Childproofing the Home
Mar 21, 2011
Preparing A Nursery
Mar 21, 2011
Visiting The Pediatrician
Mar 21, 2011
Improve Home Security With Landscaping Ideas
Mar 21, 2011
Deter Burglars With Home Window Security
Mar 21, 2011
Improve Home Security With Home Lighting
Mar 21, 2011
Turkey Fryer Danger
Mar 21, 2011
Cooking Fire Progression
Mar 21, 2011
Fire Safety
Mar 21, 2011
Burning Down The House
Mar 21, 2011
After A Frozen Pipe Bursts
Mar 21, 2011
Preparing Your Home For Freezing Temperatures
Mar 21, 2011
Thawing Frozen Pipes and Preventing Water Damage
Mar 21, 2011
Moving Countdown
Mar 18, 2011
Don't Forget The Little Things
Mar 18, 2011
Transferring Insurance When You Move
Mar 18, 2011
A Moving Alternative
Mar 18, 2011
To Lift Or Not To Lift
Mar 18, 2011
Pack Smarter
Mar 18, 2011
SUV Top Safety Picks For 2011
Mar 8, 2011
Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?
Mar 7, 2011
Boat Inventory
Mar 7, 2011
Are You Financially Prepared For The Death Of Your Spouse?
Mar 5, 2011
How Can I Save Money On Renters Insurance?
Mar 4, 2011
How Much Renters Insurance Do I Really Need?
Mar 4, 2011
Hybrids And Electric Cars In Cold Weather
Mar 3, 2011
Renters Insurance Myth Buster
Mar 3, 2011
Condo Insurance: Coverage Basics
Mar 3, 2011
Replacement Cost vs. Market Value
Mar 3, 2011
Driving Around Flooded Roadways
Mar 2, 2011
Safety Tips For Motorcycle Season
Mar 2, 2011
Preparing To Care For Elderly Parents
Mar 1, 2011
Funeral Planning And Your Finances
Mar 1, 2011
Boat Insurance Basics
Mar 1, 2011
Reporting A Boating Accident
Mar 1, 2011
Free Vessel Safety Checks
Mar 1, 2011
Boat Trailer Safety
Mar 1, 2011
Staying Safe On The Water
Mar 1, 2011
Before Launching Your Boat
Mar 1, 2011
Repetitive Strain Injury At The Office
Feb 25, 2011
Preventing Employee Theft
Feb 24, 2011
New Teen Drivers
Feb 24, 2011
Auto Insurance Coverage And Deductible FAQ
Feb 24, 2011
Natural Disaster Planning For Your Business
Feb 23, 2011
Selecting A Roofing Contractor
Feb 23, 2011
Evaluating The Condition Of Your Roof
Feb 23, 2011
Using A Home Maintenance Checklist
Feb 23, 2011
Creating A Home Inventory
Feb 23, 2011
Four Volcano Safety Tips & Precautions
Feb 23, 2011
Tsunami Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Wildfire Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Hailstorm Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Earthquake Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Severe Wind Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Disaster Recovery
Feb 23, 2011
Tornado Safety Tips
Feb 23, 2011
Hurricane Safety Tips For Your Home
Feb 23, 2011
House-Hunting Tips
Feb 21, 2011
Financial Cards And ATM Security
Feb 21, 2011
Purchases And Online Security
Feb 20, 2011
Avoid Email Fraud And Phishing
Feb 20, 2011
Security Alarm Systems For The Home
Feb 17, 2011
Door Hinges And Home Security
Feb 17, 2011
Choosing The Best Door Lock For Your Home
Feb 17, 2011
Keep Your Home Protected While On Vacation
Feb 17, 2011
Autumn Maintenance For Your Home
Feb 17, 2011
Winter Maintenance For Your Home
Feb 17, 2011
Summer Maintenance For Your Home
Feb 17, 2011
Shelter From The Storm
Feb 16, 2011
Protecting Your Business Equipment
Feb 16, 2011
Incident Reports
Feb 16, 2011
Finding And Screening A New Babysitter
Feb 16, 2011
Farm Safety Guide
Feb 16, 2011
Wet Basement Problems and Solutions
Feb 16, 2011
Child Toy Safety
Feb 16, 2011
Looking To Refinance Your Mortgage?
Feb 15, 2011
Is Refinancing Worth It?
Feb 15, 2011
Child Safety Gates
Feb 15, 2011
Reduce Sewer Or Drain Losses In Your Basement
Feb 15, 2011
Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary
Feb 15, 2011
Prevent Slips, Trips, And Falls On Your Business Property
Feb 15, 2011
Protect Your Business From Robbery
Feb 15, 2011
Protect Your Business From Burglary
Feb 15, 2011
Childproofing Cabinets For Poison Control
Feb 15, 2011
Preventing Water Damage In Your Home
Feb 15, 2011
Sump Pump Basics
Feb 15, 2011
Preventing Frozen Pipes
Feb 15, 2011
Childproofing Electrical Outlets
Feb 15, 2011
Backup Generators For Emergencies
Feb 14, 2011
Why It's Important To Build Credit Early
Feb 14, 2011
Rebuilding Your Credit
Feb 14, 2011
Ice Dams And Attic Condensation
Feb 14, 2011
Preventing Water Damage At Your Business
Feb 14, 2011
Keeping Your Campfires Safe
Feb 14, 2011
Gas Fire Pit Safety
Feb 14, 2011
Prepare A Home Fire Evacuation Plan With Your Family
Feb 14, 2011
Power Outage Tips
Feb 14, 2011
Talking About Fire Safety With Your Children
Feb 11, 2011
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Feb 11, 2011
Fire Prevention For Your Business
Feb 10, 2011
Smoke Detector Placement And Safety
Feb 10, 2011
How To Properly Use A Fire Extinguisher
Feb 10, 2011
Insurance And Volcano Damage
Feb 10, 2011
Teen Driving & Texts
Feb 10, 2011
Your Credit Score
Feb 7, 2011
Hurricane Safety Tips For Your Family
Feb 7, 2011
Keeping Score While House Hunting
Feb 7, 2011
Carbon Monoxide Hazards
Feb 7, 2011
Car Finance Considerations
Feb 7, 2011
Flood Safety Tips
Feb 7, 2011
Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
Feb 7, 2011
Protect Yourself And Your Home From Electrical Hazards
Feb 7, 2011
Online Credit Monitoring Tools
Feb 7, 2011
Disaster Preparedness
Feb 7, 2011
Protect Your Property From Power Surges
Feb 7, 2011
Kitchen Fire Safety
Feb 7, 2011
Chimney And Woodburning Fireplace Safety
Feb 2, 2011
Staying Safe At Railroad Crossings
Jan 5, 2011
Protect Your Vehicle From Gas Theft
Dec 3, 2010
Safety Features To Look For When Buying A Vehicle
Dec 2, 2010
Are Your Safety Features Keeping You Safe?
Dec 2, 2010
Avoiding Blind Spots And Truck No-Zones
Dec 2, 2010
Everything You Need To Know About Roundabouts
Nov 29, 2010
Are Your Tires Road-Ready?
Nov 19, 2010
Holiday Driving Tips
Nov 19, 2010
New Car Buying Tips
Nov 17, 2010
Danger, You're Entering A Construction Zone
Aug 31, 2010
School Bus Safety
Aug 31, 2010
Tips For What To Do After A Car Accident
Aug 18, 2010
Get Out And Go: Tips For Summer Car Trips
Aug 17, 2010
Pros And Cons Of Hybrids, Subcompacts, And Electric Cars
Aug 17, 2010
Knowing When It's Time To Sell Your Car
Aug 17, 2010
Sitting Tight – When To Keep Your Car
Aug 17, 2010
Most Stolen Cars Of 2009
Aug 1, 2010
Preventing Backover Deaths
Jun 2, 2010
Aggressive Driving
Jun 2, 2010
Elderly Drivers
Jun 1, 2010
Packing Tips For Traveling With Your Baby
Jun 1, 2010
Car Insurance Tips For Newly Or Nearly Married Couples
Jun 1, 2010
Preventing Auto Rollover
May 30, 2010
Car Insurance Costs And Money-Saving Tips
May 29, 2010
Newborn Car Seat Installation
May 29, 2010
College and Auto Insurance
May 25, 2010
Child Passenger Safety
May 24, 2010
Teach Your Teen To Be A Smart Passenger
May 22, 2010
Set House Rules And Reduce Crash Risks For Teens
May 22, 2010
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)
May 22, 2010
Choosing A Car For Your Teen
May 22, 2010
Advanced Driving Skills For Teens
May 22, 2010
Teaching Teen Drivers To Recognize Risks
May 22, 2010
Driving Lesson Timeline
May 22, 2010
Basic Driving Skills For Teens
May 22, 2010
Parents Can Help Teen Drivers Be Road-Ready
May 22, 2010
Keeping Teen Drivers Safe
May 22, 2010
10 Driving Tips For Saving Gas
May 19, 2010
Cell Phone Use While Driving
May 13, 2010
Typical Car Insurance Discounts By State
Jan 21, 2010
Most Stolen Cars of 2008
Jan 19, 2010
Used Car Buying Tips
Jan 14, 2010
Preventing Car Insurance Fraud
Jan 10, 2010
Alternative To Traditional Auto Body Repair
Jan 10, 2010
How Teen Drivers Affect Car Insurance
Jan 7, 2010
Choosing The Right Amount Of Car Insurance Coverage
Jan 7, 2010
Auto Insurance Deductibles And Coverages
Jan 7, 2010
Tips To Prevent Drinking And Driving
Jan 7, 2010
Severe Weather Driving
Jan 6, 2010
SUV Top Safety Picks For 2010
Jan 6, 2010
Facts & Opinions About Distracted Driving
Jan 6, 2010
Preventing Car Theft
Jan 6, 2010
New Cars Most and Least Stolen
Jan 6, 2010
Driver Education
Nov 13, 2009

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