Nicole Markle

Nicole Markle

Nicole Markle produces financial and small business content for The Allstate Blog and Allstate.com's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Nicole Markle

5 Summer Ballgame Safety Tips

Aug 01, 2014

From the looks of it, baseball is still a favorite American pastime. League stats show that more than 74 million fans came out to a Major League Baseball game last year. If you’re among the millions looking to do the same this season, you’ll want to make sure game day lives up to expectations. Here […]

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Summer UV Protection Essentials

Aug 01, 2014

It’s that time of year again. When the mercury soars and the days grow brighter, it can only mean one thing – it’s summer! While you plan beach outings and lazy days under the sun, take a moment to consider your family’s ultraviolet ray (UV) protection. Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s UVA and UVB […]

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Starting a Small Business in Las Vegas: What You Should Know

Jul 31, 2014

Las Vegas is an inviting place to start a small business, according to Inc.com. Among the many advantages are competitive real estate prices, affordable services, a ready workforce and low taxes, the website says. Nevada is ranked second in the nation for encouraging small business, according to the nonprofit Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC). […]

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Take Advantage of Atlanta’s Thriving Small Business Scene

Jul 24, 2014

The Big Peach is home to the country’s oldest technology incubator, and the city’s business community — from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to Fortune 500 companies — is supportive of new business ventures, according to Choose ATL, a task force whose mission is to support local startups. Here are a few of the small-business resources in […]

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Keep Your Commercial Vehicles Safe and Well-Tuned

Jul 17, 2014

Drivers who spend their work days on the road need their vehicles to perform efficiently and safely in all conditions. And if you operate a business fleet of commercial vehicles, preventive vehicle maintenance and keeping up on the federal regulations are key to keeping your employees and your property safe. Vehicle-leasing arrangements will dictate the maintenance type and […]

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Adopting a Dog in Denver: What You Need to Know

Jul 17, 2014

Denverites love their dogs. Nearly 43 percent of Colorado households own canines, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)’s 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. That translates to more than 1.3 million dogs in the Centennial State. New rules approved by city health regulators have made Denver the first city in Colorado to allow dogs […]

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5 Questions with … Allstate Agent Matt Elwood

Jul 09, 2014

When it comes to life insurance, there are some common misconceptions: Many people think that life insurance is too expensive or won’t pay out. Matt Elwood, an Allstate Personal Financial Representative based in Port Angeles, Wash., offers his expertise on these concerns and more. Here’s his take on life insurance, in simple terms. 1. What are the different […]

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Changing Your Name in Atlanta: The New Bride’s Checklist

Jul 01, 2014

Getting married means having a stack of lists that you’re used to checking twice — from guest lists, to seating charts, to the all-important to-do list. If you’ve opted to change your name, you have one more list to pile onto your stack: your official name-change checklist. To keep it simple, we’ve mapped the ins […]

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Changing Your Name in Houston: The New Bride’s Checklist

Jul 01, 2014

Getting married comes with a slew of changes — new family members, new bank accounts, even a new name. If you’ve opted to change your name, we can help. We’ve mapped the ins and outs of how to officially change your name in Houston, Harris County and Texas. This is one new thing in your […]

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Changing Your Name in Phoenix: The New Bride’s Checklist

Jul 01, 2014

Your newlywed days are about to begin, and with that comes your new name (if you choose to change it). Since it’s all so fresh, we’ve mapped the ins and outs of how to officially change your name in the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the state of Arizona. Download and print the Phoenix name-change checklist […]

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