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Five year-end financial tasks
THE END OF the year is a
good time to take stock of your
finances and make any necessary changes. Start with these
Protect your precious possessions. If your valuable
items such as jewelry, art,
electronics, collections, sports
equipment, firearms or musical instruments are lost or stolen, will your homeowner’s
insurance cover your loss?
Certain high-ticket items may
require extra coverage.
Revise your payroll to
reflect changes. The start of
a new year may bring tax
changes or an up-
roster as people
join or leave your
mortgage. It’s quick
and easy to find out
if refinancing can
save you money.
Guard against check fraud.
Make sure your checks have
the latest security features so
only legitimate recipients can
Save on health and dental
insurance. Do you have ade-
quate health and dental insur-
ance? Can you find the
same, or better, coverage
for less money? It’s a good
time to check.
Costco Services can
help you find excellent
values on all of the
above, plus information
on building and protect-
ing your wealth, tips to thwart
identity thieves and more
services to help improve your
work and play life. See the
new MyCostco Services Guide,
available at Costco ware-
houses. You can also find it
online at Costco.com; click
RING IT ON
New name, same
ACCESSLINE, the longtime
provider of digital business phones
and equipment for Costco members, has been acquired by Intermedia, the world’s largest one-stop
shop for cloud IT services and the
world’s largest third-party provider
of hosted Microsoft Exchange.
The name may have changed,
but one thing will stay the same:
Intermedia will continue to provide
world-class phones, service and
value to Costco members.
For more information on
state-of-the-art phone systems
and service packages from
Intermedia, visit Costco.com and
search “hosted phone” or call
TO SEE HOW you can get an
amazing bargain on new
Cadillac models through the
Costco Auto Program, see
What’s New on page 101.
A COSTCO FIRST
Great deals on
Chimney. Install a mesh screen cap over the top of
the chimney. Call a certified chimney specialist
to inspect and clean your chimney or wood
Flue. Use a stovepipe thermometer
to monitor flue temperature.
Air inlets. Air inlets should always
be kept open.
Mesh gates. When the glass doors
are open, close the mesh screen. It
will help keep embers from escaping.
Hearth. The hearth should be completely
clear of any debris, decorations or clutter.
• Let ashes cool completely before removing them.
• If your fireplace doesn’t have an ash pit connected
to the hearth, keep ashes in a metal container a
safe distance from your home—at least 10 feet.
• Pour water over the ashes before throwing
IS YOUR FIREPLACE giving you more worry than warmth this
winter? Here are some tips from Ameriprise Auto & Home
Insurance to avoid fireplace mishaps so you and
your family can safely enjoy the comfort of a crackling
fire this winter.
FIREPLACE SAFET Y TIPS
Warm home, safe home
Doors. Open or closed? Depends.
OPEN—you can better
enjoy the fireplace experience, but it requires
Outside. Cut away any branches
hanging above the chimney vent.
fire contained and
allows fan to heat
air in the chimney from
entering your home.
• Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended.
• Always have a smoke alarm on every level of your
home and a fire extinguisher nearby.
• Never burn trash or use accelerants in your fireplace.
To be sure your
home is covered;
Visit Costco.com and
search “protect,” or call
information on home
Ameriprise Auto &