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How truckers can curb rise in truck crash fatalities

In Pennsylvania and across the U.S., more and more fatal crashes involve large trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that the percentage of fatal crashes involving one or more large trucks went up each year from 2015 to 2017. The same period saw an increase in large truck occupant fatalities. From 2016 to 2017, there was a rise in fatal large truck and/or bus crashes.

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Spring is prime time to sell your home, so now is the perfect time to get ready. With the holidays behind us and the improving weather, people start to look at homes to move to. According to Zillow's Home Seller's Guide, The best time to sell a home is in May. It states, "Nationally, homes listed for sale in this window sold almost two weeks faster than average, and for $2,500 more." Another reason that spring is an optimal time to sell your home is that families with children want to be moved in before the school year starts.

How to update an estate plan to include digital assets

As technology evolves, it is likely that individuals in Pennsylvania and throughout the country have digital assets. These assets could be anything from credit card reward points to a social media account. There are many reasons why they need to be accounted for in an estate plan. One reason is that accounts left open could be used by others to commit identity theft. Thieves may gather information from dormant or unprotected accounts to open credit cards or take other actions in another person's name.

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