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The Allstate Blog Team

The Allstate Blog Team

Maria De Jesus produces quizzes and small business content for The Allstate Blog.

Stories by The Allstate Blog Team

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Winter Driving Safety?

Feb 6, 2018

Some might think that the best thing about winter is snow. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 22 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur in adverse weather like rain, sleet or snow. Are you prepared to drive in the coming winter months? Test your winter safe driving knowledge with this quiz. Originally published on December […]

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

May 25, 2016

Buying a home can be both a very exciting and an overwhelming time in your life. If you’re ready for the financial responsibility of home ownership and looking to settle down — you might consider buying a home. Take our quiz to find out if you know the steps in the home buying process.

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Quiz: Are You Ready for Your First Apartment?

Feb 9, 2016

Searching for a new apartment or condo can be challenging. It also may be tempting to just jump right in and sign the lease for the first place you find. It’s that easy, right? Not always. It’s important you take your time to find the rental that is the right fit for you. Take our quiz to find out how […]

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Accepting Credit and Debit Cards in an Age of Hacking [Slideshow]

Jan 26, 2016

As a small business owner, you want to give your customers convenient payment options. But as retailers are increasingly becoming the targets for major data breaches, how do you accept payment via credit and debit cards safely? View our slideshow for information about what you can do to help keep credit and debit card information safe, and […]

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Creating a Financial Backup Plan?

Jan 19, 2016

Regardless of your spending habits, emergency funds should be an important piece of a sound financial plan. You may never know when you might encounter a trip to the hospital or some hefty car repairs. However, according to a study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 56 percent of Americans lack the money to cover expenses for […]

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7 Top Small Business Mistakes on LinkedIn [Slideshow]

Dec 30, 2015

If you’re running a small business, you may know that LinkedIn can be a valuable sales and promotional tool. However, the wrong approach to sales and marketing on LinkedIn may put off potential leads and customers, and may hurt your business. This slideshow shows you how to avoid seven big mistakes that small businesses make […]

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What You Need To Know About Employee Fraud

Dec 22, 2015

Small business owners need to be on their guard against all kinds of risks. One hidden risk to small businesses is the possibility of employee fraud. Unfortunately, some small businesses don’t discover employee dishonesty until it’s too late. The financial cost of employee fraud can be significant, and the betrayal of trust can be devastating. […]

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Hiring Remote Freelancers: What You Need to Know

Dec 15, 2015

The way we work is changing quickly. As the world grows increasingly connected, it’s become easier for people to work remotely—from cafés, in shared workspaces or at home. Increasingly, Americans are taking advantage of the flexibility of remote work and going into business for themselves. According the Freelancers’ Union, 54 million U.S. workers have done some form of […]

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What To Do When You Miss Your Business Goals

Nov 25, 2015

If you own a small business, you probably have big dreams and ambitions. Without those aspirations, you would never have wanted to run your own business in the first place. But sometimes, despite your hard work, you simply can’t reach your business goals. Realizing that fact can be a sobering experience for many small business owners. […]

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Choosing the Right Topics for Your Business Blog

Nov 24, 2015

You may have heard someone say that your business should have a blog. You’re already trying to please your customers, manage your employees, pay the bills, and see your family every once in a while. Why would you want to start a blog as well? According to communications consultant Francine Hardaway at Fast Company, there are many reasons […]

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