Cynthia Paez Bowman

Cynthia Paez Bowman is a home and personal finance writer with a degree in International Business and Journalism from American University. She’s written about internet and TV for MYMOVE, Freshome and Safety.com.

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Home Cinema Insurance: Make Sure You Have the Right Coverage

A home cinema may sound like a luxurious concept you may only see in large estates, but it’s become more common and accessible. Anyone with a spare bedroom could convert it into their very own home theater. In most cases, all you need is a projector or large flat-screen TV, a surround sound system and ...

The Tiny House Movement and Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

If you haven’t noticed, there’s a tiny house movement, spurred on by shows such as HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living and Netflix’s Tiny House Nation, which inspire homeowners today to downsize their home space to fit their lifestyles and teaches them how to create them using the latest space-saving and design-savvy ideas.  Why are tiny ...

Who Owns Progressive Insurance? Experts Answer 7 Popular Insurance Questions.

Progressive is one of the largest insurers in the country boasting the third position in  largest premiums written. The company was founded in 1937 by two Cleveland attorneys named Joseph Lewis and Jack Green under the name Progressive Mutual Insurance Company. The goal was to provide quality insurance to vehicle owners at the time. Take ...

Are HomeAdvisor Repairs Covered by Home Insurance?

Imagine a freak storm that causes a large branch from an oak tree outside to snap and damage part of your roof. Your homeowners insurance policy, a coverage designed to step in financially to back you up in these cases, will cover the cost of repairing the roof damage. Your insurance provider will send out ...

The Best LED Strip Lights

LED lights are no longer exclusive to decorating a Christmas tree. You can now buy LED strip lights to add light and color to nearly anything you can think of. The strips are easy to work with — you can cut them to the length you desire and stick them to a variety of surfaces. ...

Why California's Home Insurance Rate Cuts Could Backfire

California is in the midst of an insurance battle. Home insurance rates in California are currently the lowest in the country (behind the state of Hawaii). According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average annual homeowners insurance premium in California in 2017  was $1,008 — half the national average. You may find this a bit ...

Is It Getting Harder to Get Home Insurance in High-Risk Areas?

The California wildfires are so extensive that satellite images from NASA show smoke reaching the East Coast and even Europe. It’s been a busy and devastating couple of years for firefighters. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports almost 8,000 fires and damage to nearly 7,000 structures just in 2020.  On ...

The Best Shower Head

Whether you rent or buy your home, changing out your shower head is one of the easiest ways to update your bathroom. To help you find the right one for your needs and style, we’re covering the six best shower heads on the market based on value, popularity, and the latest home design trends. The ...

The Best Cat Litter

Cats are wonderful companions, but the odor from their litter box can be a major drawback. Fortunately, there are a variety of cat litter options available that help to reduce odors and promote your kitty’s comfort. Some cat litters are classics, consisting of nothing more than clay. Other litters feature silica crystals or recycled paper, ...

The Best Keyboard

Choosing the right keyboard can make all the difference in the world on your productivity. But how do you know which is right for you? We analyzed hundreds of keyboards for functionality, features, durability, size and weight to bring you the best keyboards according to use. Read on to find a keyboard for gamers, travelers, ...

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