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90-Second Financial Fix

Protecting your wallet when disaster strikes

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

Fires, flood and other disasters can  strike homeowners without warning, leaving you little time to do anything except seek shelter and safety. The loss of property and belongings can be terrible, but if you’ve failed to plan ahead, the destruction could leave you financially devastated as well.

Yet there are steps you can take to ensure you have a financial airbag in case disaster strikes. Click ‘Play’ to learn about new ways to protect yourself and your savings — in 90 seconds.  

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