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<ul><li><p>www.richmondPArEnTS.com RICHMOND PArEnTS MONTHLY u JulY 2014 u 1 </p><p>Parents First Choice For 23 Years! July 2014 Priceless </p><p>www.richmondparents.com</p><p>Author A.B. Westrick Gets Kids Reading</p></li><li><p> 2 u RICHMOND PArEnTS MONTHLY u JulY 2014 www.richmondPArEnTS.combuschgardens.com/va</p><p>Sesa</p><p>me St</p><p>reet</p><p> and a</p><p>ssocia</p><p>ted ch</p><p>aracte</p><p>rs, tr</p><p>adem</p><p>arks a</p><p>nd de</p><p>sign e</p><p>lemen</p><p>ts are</p><p> owne</p><p>d and</p><p> licen</p><p>sed b</p><p>y Ses</p><p>ame W</p><p>orks</p><p>hop. </p><p> 20</p><p>14 Se</p><p>same</p><p> Wor</p><p>ksho</p><p>p. All</p><p> Righ</p><p>ts Re</p><p>serve</p><p>d. </p><p>2014 </p><p>SeaW</p><p>orld </p><p>Parks</p><p> &amp; En</p><p>tertai</p><p>nmen</p><p>t, Inc</p><p>. 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For many this is a time for getting married and shop-ping for new cars or homes. Big life changes can mean significant finan-cial investments.</p><p>If youre planning for a major life event, youre likely focused on the immediate cost. But it also is impor-tant to take the time to consider the what-ifs, those unexpected and po-tentially costly crises-that can derail the best-laid plans. A video by The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) illustrates what can happen.</p><p>According to the NAIC, one smart way to avoid surprises is to fully edu-cate yourself about the insurance im-plications of any big investment early on, before something bad happens that may require filing an insurance claim. It pays to do your homework and ask the tough questions before you say I do or sold.</p><p>5 tough questions to ask be-fore tying the knot</p><p>1. How might our individual credit and legal histories impact our com-bined financial future?</p><p>2. Beyond rent or mortgage pay-ments, have we budgeted correctly for our planned living arrange-ments?</p><p>3. What financial responsibilities do we have to family members, today and in the future?</p><p>4. Do our individual financial safe-guards such as health savings plans, life insurance, certificates of deposit, etc., still work now that were a cou-ple?</p><p>5. Are there any special financial is-sues in either of our medical histo-ries?</p><p>Insurance considerations for getting married</p><p>Before automatically combining insurance policies, make sure you know your spouses driving history, and confirm that the renters or hom-</p><p>Dont let life catch you off guard BPT </p><p>eowners policy you plan to keep cov-ers all of your valuables combined. Carefully review existing policies brought into the marriage. You may be able to get the same coverage at lower premiums, as most insurance providers consider marriage a quali-fying event that allows you to make policy changes outside the open-en-rollment period.</p><p>5 tough questions to ask be-fore buying a car</p><p>1. Beyond the sale price, what other costs of buying and owning a car have I considered?</p><p>2. What can I do immediately to save on car-related expenses in the future?</p><p>3. What are my responsibilities if my car is involved in an accident?</p><p>4. What can I do to protect myself if my car is vandalized and someone steals personal belongings?</p><p>5. What are my responsibilities if my car is totaled and I havent paid off </p><p>the loan?</p><p>Insurance considerations of buying a car</p><p>In addition to the monthly pay-ment, insurance premiums should be a key component of any vehicle cost analysis. You can shop around for the best rates, but expect to pay more to insure popular models like SUVs or convertibles. Another way to lower premiums is to purchase a used vehicle already loaded with safety features. You also may save money by bundling your auto policy with other coverage such as a hom-eowners policy.</p><p>5 tough questions to ask be-fore buying a home</p><p>1. Beyond the sale price, what other costs should I consider before buy-ing this house?</p><p>2. What improvements can I make to this home now to save money in the long run?</p><p>3. How would I handle the financial burden of an unexpected disaster af-</p><p>fecting my home?</p><p>4. Whats my responsibility if some-one is hurt on my property?</p><p>5. What are the financial pros and cons of operating a home business?</p><p>Insurance implications of buying a home</p><p>You probably know your credit score will affect your ability to secure a favorable home loan. But did you know your credit rating can affect in-surance rates? Insurance premiums vary by geographical location and are based on the age of the home being purchased. Before you buy, be aware of natural disaster risks in the area. Features such as smoke detectors, burglar alarms and sprinkler systems can lower insurance rates. If youre considering a fixer upper, remember that a home improvement investment of $5,000 or more can change a homes value and insurance coverage.</p><p>For more tips, tools, videos, in-teractive games and downloadable apps to help you get smart about insurance before you really need it, visit InsureUonline.org.</p></li><li><p>www.richmondPArEnTS.com RICHMOND PArEnTS MONTHLY u JulY 2014 u 7 </p><p> Editorial Mission: Richmond Parents Monthly is dedicated to providing parents and professionals with the best information and resources available to enhance all aspects of parenting and family life. It is also an avenue to facilitate a shared sense of community among parents by providing useful information, support and a forum for dialogue on issues that are important to all parents and families.</p><p>Richmond Parents Monthly8010 Ridge Road Suite F Henrico, VA 23229</p><p>804-673-5203 Fax: 673-5308 E-Mail: mail@richmondpublishing.com www.richmondparents.com</p><p>Richmond Parents Monthly is published 12 times a year and distributed free of charge. The advertising deadline is the 10th of each month for the upcoming issue. Richmond Parents Monthly welcomes reader comments and submissions; however, the publication is not responsible for unsolicited materials. All materials received become the property of the publisher and will not be returned. We reserve the right to edit any material used for publication. The entire content of Richmond Parents Monthly is 2014. No portion may be repro-duced in whole or in part by any means without the express written consent of the publisher. The views and opinions expressed by writers and columnists do not necessarily represent those of Richmond Parents Monthly or its staff.</p><p>Publisher: Mark E. Fetter</p><p>Editor: Tharon Giddens </p><p>Art Director: Ryan T. Hooley </p><p>Contributing Writers: Stuart DuBreuil,Marsha King Carter, Carolyn Hax </p><p> Volume 24, No. 10, JULY 2014</p><p>Talk to us! Send your comments, </p><p>opinions or feedback to </p><p>Richmond Parents Monthly, 8010 Ridge Rd, Suite F, </p><p>Henrico, VA 23229 or e-mail to: </p><p>rpmeditor@richmondpublishing.com. </p><p>Please include your full name and address. Comments selected for publication may be edited for </p><p>clarity and length.</p><p>features8 Sunday Brunch Church Hill a great place for Sunday brunch</p><p>10 Kids Summer Learning Avoid the summer educational slump</p><p>11 Get Crafty Keeps kids creating</p><p>12 Growing Up Online Internet identity safety advice </p><p>14 Looking homeward Local author shows Richmond history through teen ego</p><p>16 Children/Community Gardens Cultivate your childs interest in growing things</p><p>17 Healthy Summer Grilling Lighter fair for hot days</p><p>18 Hotdog Grilling Tips How about those dogs!</p><p>19 Tick Bite Protection Keep Lyme disesase at bay</p><p>24 Lets Go! Whats happening this month</p><p>contents</p><p>Above and on cover: Richmond educator A. B. Westrick knows how to get kids enthused about reading. She also recently applied that knowledge to her first book, Brotherhood, the story of two brothers growing up in Richmond after the civil war. Photo by Stuart DuBreuil.</p></li><li><p> 8 u RICHMOND PArEnTS MONTHLY u JulY 2014 www.richmondPArEnTS.com</p><p>Sunday brunch is a family favor-ite. At The Hill Cafe, you can enjoy some unusual offering for brunch at prices that wont bust your budget.</p><p>Its a family-friendly place at brunch, with patrons of all ages.</p><p>On our recent visit we fed and fully caffeinated three hungry adults for less than $44, including a 20 per-cent tip.</p><p>The brunch menu is playful and creative, with fare including Red-neck Benedict ($9.9...</p></li></ul>