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5 things to know: 8-24-12

By Kim Fulscher · Bankrate.com
Friday, August 24, 2012
Posted: 6 am ET

You've made it to Friday! Here are more tips for your natural and financial disaster plans.

1. Don't wait for a storm to approach -- have the right hurricane insurance in place. You don't want to be stuck with the bills after a storm like one of these costliest disasters.

2. Maybe you live in a state where tornadoes frequently touch down -- a scary menace, indeed. Bankrate has tips on what insurance you should consider and how to financially survive a twister.

3. You don't have to live in a flood zone to need flood insurance. Here's what to know.

4. This writer causes a different kind of flood -- tears running down the faces of millions of ladies. Nicholas Sparks talks about what he chooses to splurge on (hint: It's romantic).

5. Hopefully, a disaster doesn't lead to the zombie apocalypse. Just in case, Bank of America is putting zombies to sleep.

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