Author Archive: Katy Heider

Katy is a Chicago-based journalist with an eclectic background in print publishing, web design and paralegal work. She's been writing and editing web content full time since 2010.

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10 High Risk Dog Breeds (Photo Gallery)

10 High Risk Dog Breeds (Photo Gallery)

| March 21, 2013

Insurance providers are increasingly wary about covering certain dog breeds. Here’s a list of 10 risky breeds that may not get covered.

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2013 Vacation Packages

2013 Vacation Packages

| February 7, 2013

Hotel and travel packages for a great spring break getaway are available.

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Best eCard Sites for Valentine’s Day

Best eCard Sites for Valentine’s Day

| January 22, 2013

Check out these fun and creative ecard sites for Valentine’s Day. Send virtual valentine to a sweetheart.

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Best Local Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Best Local Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

| January 22, 2013

If you’re looking for something beyond the usual cherry-filled or vanilla cream chocolates, you’re in luck!

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Online Tax Tools Help You Do More Than File Returns

Online Tax Tools Help You Do More Than File Returns

| December 20, 2012

The number of people who have used the federal e-filing system, whether through an accountant or online service, has passed the 1 billion mark.

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Five Steps to Inventorying Home Valuables for Insurance

Five Steps to Inventorying Home Valuables for Insurance

| December 18, 2012

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast and left billions of dollars in damage in its wake.

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How Does Homeowners Insurance Handle Pets?

How Does Homeowners Insurance Handle Pets?

| December 18, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year, more than half of them children.

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Which IRS Form Do I Need to File in 2013?

Which IRS Form Do I Need to File in 2013?

| December 17, 2012

Tax time is right around the corner and you may be starting to gather your W-2s and receipts and wondering which form you need to file.

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Ring in 2013 at First Night in Boston

Ring in 2013 at First Night in Boston

| December 12, 2012

First Night Boston is a major festival and an alternative to the usual New Year’s Eve events.

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5 Traditional Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

5 Traditional Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

| December 11, 2012

Chinese New Year begins on the second new moon of the Western calendar. In 2013, this new moon is on Feb. 10.

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