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Driving Lessons: Myths My Relatives Told Me
By GEICO Staff

Whether it was Mom who said you can't get a ticket for driving too slowly, or an older sibling who insisted you can make a right turn on red anywhere, you've probably gotten some erroneous driving advice over the years. Tips that are well-intentioned, but simply untrue or outdated since you first took to the road in... er, never mind the year. The point is to avoid traffic tickets and accidents. To do that, you need to know the truth about those long-held family driving traditions. We separated the good advice from the bad below.   Read More

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Five Things To Know Before Buying Your First Home
By GEICO Staff

Buying your first home is exhilarating, exhausting and life-changing. But excited first-time owners may be surprised to discover a range of extra costs once they've closed the deal. Interior upgrades, real estate fees and new appliances can easily eat into your savings (use this mortgage calculator to determine monthly costs for your new home). Sometimes, newbie homeowners "find themselves not thinking through all these small extras that can really add up," says Manisha Thakor, director of wealth strategies for Women at the BAM Alliance in St. Louis, Miss.   Read More

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Fall Foliage Destinations
By GEICO Staff

The signature trees of the Cascades are evergreens - red cedars and Doug-firs on the western slopes, ponderosa pines on the drier east slopes. Fall makes its mark here in lovely ways: pockets of vine maples erupt into deep red, and huckleberry shrubs turn a wine-red and sprout delicious blue fruit. Snowcapped volcanoes and the impressive sights of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters make this trip worth your time. Don't forget to dip your feet into Clear Lake and stop by one of many lava fields that litter the landscape of the Cascades.   Read More

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Don't Make Me Pull This Car Over!
By GEICO Staff

You spend a lot of time driving the kids around-soccer practice, rehearsals, appointments, road trips-and though you may have accepted noise and messiness as inevitable, kids can also be a source of distracted driving.   Read More