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Carbon monoxide dangers in the workplace

Nearly everyone understands the importance of having a carbon monoxide detector in their home. Those who heat their homes with natural gas or wood have a valid risk of succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning while they sleep or even when relaxing with their families. However, you and other Indiana residents may not think as often about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning at work, which can occur as easily as it might at home.

What exactly is carbon monoxide poisoning? According to the Mayo Clinic, this extremely hazardous event can occur if you have too much carbon monoxide in your bloodstream. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of fuel burning, most often associated with natural gas, propane, wood and charcoal. Carbon monoxide poisoning happens when there is insufficient ventilation in an enclosed space.

Why many people could be closer to bankruptcy than they realize

If you are living paycheck to paycheck and dealing with credit card debt, you might be just a hefty car repair bill away from having to file for bankruptcy.

However, what if you have some decent savings, say, $5,000, and are able to keep your debts in check? There is no way you would have to deal with bankruptcy in the next year, right? Hopefully not, but many people have learned otherwise.

Important steps to take after a car accident

Terre Haute and neighboring cities are home to their fair share of car accidents. In 2016, there were 3,959 total collisions in Vigo County. Of those, 14 resulted in fatalities. This data is available due to publication in the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

If you ever find yourself injured from an auto accident, then it is critical you follow these steps. Following proper protocol ensures you get the most coverage out of your auto insurance policy and that you have a greater chance of success if you need to go to court to attempt to collect damages. 

How to handle partnership disputes

Disputes are not always avoidable between business partners in Terre Haute. What was once an amicable arrangement may become a contentious relationship that could shake up the very foundation of your company. Before you start looking for ways to cut your business partner out of the equation, you should keep in mind that disputes are sometimes necessary to ensure the integrity of your business. 

How you handle conflicts can affect your company‚Äôs success and longevity. Here are some strategies for you to consider on business dispute resolutions. 

Steps to take before filing for bankruptcy

Although most people want to avoid going bankrupt, it might be a necessary legal procedure that can be highly advantageous in the long run. In 2016 alone, nearly 14,000 people filed for bankruptcy, taking into account every type of bankruptcy, in Indiana. That information comes from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. 

Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision, one a person should not make lightly. However, if a person believes it truly is the best course of action, and it is recommended by a legal professional, then it is worth pursuing. Before submitting all the paperwork, people should follow a few steps first to ensure this process begins on the right footing. 

5 tips for acquiring your dream home in a bidding war

When the real estate market is tight and you are looking for a new home, you may find yourself in the middle of a bidding war. This can be discouraging when you are ready to purchase the perfect home, only to discover you have heavy competition.

Do not lose confidence. Take the position that someone will purchase that house and it might as well be you. Here are five tips to help you along toward move-in day.

The advantages of staging your home

There is no shortage of homes for sale in Terre Haute. Homeowners trying to sell their properties know it is not something that happens overnight. They should also know that they need more than a prime piece of land and a new roof to get the notice of buyers. Homeowners who go the extra mile to stage their homes to appeal to potential buyers often enjoy many benefits that make the selling process less arduous.

Staging is dressing a property up. It involves adding furnishings, colors and lighting in addition to making small home improvements to improve the way the place looks and feels. Dressing a home up gives it a livable appearance and caters to the features potential buyers often look for. It also provides the following advantages:

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