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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Freezing Temperatures Can Lead to Frozen Pipes and Water Damage

Freezing Temperatures Can Lead to Frozen Pipes and Water Damage - You wake up on a cold winter morning, head into the bathroom or kitchen, turn the faucet and … a trickle. Or, nothing at all.You have a frozen pipe....

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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Insurance carriers are paying out more in auto claims than they have in the past. Here’s why!


Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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Millennials & Homeownership: What Insurance Professionals Need to Know

Millennials & Homeownership: What Insurance Professionals Need to Know - The housing market has grown stronger in recent years, but studies showthat millennials are still hesitant to become homeowners. According to...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Movin' On Out!

Movin' On Out - Moving is bittersweet. The excitement that comes from changing scenery and beginning a new adventure cannot be denied, but if you've enjoyed whatever living situation you've been in, leaving can be...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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Back to School Safety: Sharing the Road with a School Bus.

Back to School Safety: Sharing the Road with a School Bus - The new school year is approaching fast, and soon many kids will be relying on school buses to get to class. Fortunately, school buses are one of the safest...

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Take a Boater's Safety Course

Take a Boater's Safety Course - Know the laws before you launch. It's a simple mantra that all boaters should take seriously. "It is the responsibility of all boaters to know the rules of the water," said Brad Seeley,...

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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Do Not Get Stuck on the Side of the Road on Your Summer Vacation!

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Drowsy Driving!

Facts and Stats - According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll, 60% of adult drivers – about 168 million people – say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year, and more...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Driving with a Trailer

The Do's and Don'ts of Driving with a Trailer - Whether you're taking a road trip or taking the family camping, driving with a trailer can be a challenge. According to eTrailer.com, when you add a trailer to your...

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Remember Tires When Thinking of Motorcyle Safety

April 4, 2016 Remember Tires When Thinking of Motorcycle Safety - When it comes to motorcycles, there are few things as important as the tires. "Tire maintenance is essential," says Kevin Henry, senior product manager...

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Who Can Prevent Wildfires..... YOU!!!

Who Can Prevent Wildfires…YOU! - According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2010 brought more than 64,000 human-made fires to the wild, burning more than 1.3 million acres of land. To put this into perspective,...

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Buying a New Car!

Buying a new car Things to keep in mind when buying a car Buying a new car is an exciting time — but it can also be stressful. After all, you’retrying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make,...

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Spring Cleaning For Your Car!

Spring Cleaning For Your Car - There's nothing quite as nice as the smell of spring. The sweetness of flowers and the freshness of a rainy day give an exciting indication of the warmth to come. However, while winter...

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Boat

March 01, 2016 What to Consider When Purchasing a Boat - The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the open water in front of you. Sound appealing? Then you might want to join the ranks of boat owners all over...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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Don't miss a Minute of Boat Season! Tips to get your Boat Ready for the waves.

Don't miss a Minute of Boat Season! Tips to get your Boat Ready for the Waves - Warm weather has come early in some parts of the country, making boat owners itching to get out on the water. I speak from experience,...

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Teen Driving=Big Responsibility

Teen Driving=Big Responsibility - Cruising down the strip in my mini-van, windows down, friends in tow, listening to some sort of 90's hair band without a care in the world…now that was the life. I remember how fun it...

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When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

When It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Unfortunately, that old nursery rhyme, "Rain, rain, go away; Come again some other day" rarely works, which is why there are over 5,760,000 vehicle crashes each year in the U.S. on...

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Don't be a Deer in the Headlights

Don't be a Deer in the Headlights - Just picture it — you're driving on a winding road blasting some music, enjoying your time with family and friends, when something pops out in front of you. Do you brake? Do you try...

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Safety on the Slopes

February 4, 2016 Safety on the Slopes - Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or you practically grew up on the slopes, you probably know that understanding the proper techniques and safety criteria are...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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Tax Tips for Accidental Landlords

January 22, 2016 Tax Tips for Accidental Landlords - Did you become a landlord this year by accident? Unforeseen circumstances like job relocation, downsizing, or home inheritance may have put you in this category....

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Snow Shoveling Tips, Tools, and Techniques.

Snow Shoveling Tips, Tools, and Techniques - Snow shoveling can be a laborious but inevitable winter chore. Between the snow and ice storms in the colder regions of the U.S., the responsibility to clear your sidewalk,...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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Are Snow Tires Right for Your Vehicle?

Are Snow Tires Right for Your Vehicle? - Around this time every year, my husband makes some sort of comment about snow tires. He usually brings it up when we're talking about my concern for the road conditions. We've...

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