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Traveler's Checklist

Nov 26 2014 1.) Be Aware of Any Travel Alerts and Warnings for Your Destination The State Department issues Travel Warnings to recommend postponing travel to a country because of widespread civil unrest, dangerous conditions, terrorist activity or, in some cases, because... more

Hail Damage

Nov 25 2014 Hail Damage by the Numbers Damage from convective storms continues to capture the attention of both the public and insurers because of the increase in the number of extreme weather events coupled with the shift in geographic distribution of losses. Convective... more

Cooking Safety

Nov 25 2014 Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, and it provides a great way to showcase your creativity and love of good food. But cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Being mindful while you... more

How To Brand Yourself Well & Build Your Career

Nov 24 2014 Package yourself. •Understand who you are and what key skills you want to emphasize at this point in time. Many job seekers will have had a number of different experiences over the course of their career. However, employers may be looking for a specific... more

Turkey Frying Tips for Thanksgiving

Nov 24 2014 With the Holiday Season approaching, we want to wish you a happy and SAFE Thanksgiving Day Celebration. We hope you sit back, relax and enjoy a break with family and friends. Before you begin preparing your turkey, take the time to prepare your turkey the... more

Gutter System & Maintenance Tips

Nov 21 2014 Regardless of what type of gutter system you choose, gutters and roofs need maintenance. If you have open rain gutters, they should be cleaned at least twice a year: in the Spring after trees bud, dropping flowers acorns, and seed pods; and in the fall after... more

Steps For Winterizing Your Vacation Home

Nov 19 2014 Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents.... more

Stranded In The Snow: The Worst Case Scenario

Nov 19 2014 With the recent snowstorm throughout the entire country, many states have accumulated up to five feet of snow. Accumulation of snow and ice can be an extremely dangerous and for some, this recent storm proved the worst. Throughout the midwest, 3 deaths have... more

Before, During, & After Extreme Weather Conditions

Nov 18 2014 To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following: -Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit: ?Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection -Agency for a... more

Recycling: How Important Is It?

Nov 17 2014 Recycling is the process of separating, collecting and remanufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials. The recycling process involves a series of steps to produce new products. Recycling helps extend the life and usefulness of... more

Driving Safety Tips: Winter Commute

Nov 17 2014 The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive... more

Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

Nov 12 2014 The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while you're gone. A house left empty can be... more

Top Places to Visit Before Fall Ends

Nov 12 2014 One of my favorite things to do during fall is see the changing leaves on a color tour. The hues of red, yellow and orange leaves are beautiful, especially on a sunny day. There are a few different ways to do this; by foot, bike, or if you really want to have... more

Kid-Friendly Tips For Fall Hiking

Nov 12 2014 The weather’s crisp, the leaves are changing and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a hike with the whole family. With the kids in tow, hiking isn’t as easy as strapping on a daypack and a pair of hiking boots. You have to plan ahead, from attire to navigation to... more

Alternatives To Bagging Your Leaves

Nov 12 2014 As the leaves begin to fall, your love-hate relationship with your rake returns. If you find yourself dreading bagging all those leaves, there’s an alternative disposal method that might be a good solution for you. Fallen leaves shouldn’t be bagged and sent... more

Tips to buying long-term Care Insurance

Nov 11 2014 Long-Term Care Insurance Tips 1. Buy with your spouse or partner. Long-term care insurance companies offer discounts to couples who are married or living together. You could save up to 30% if you apply with your partner. Most carriers will still give a... more

Do Not Let Your Home Become A Liability Nightmare

Nov 11 2014 By ignoring insurance considerations, you could be allowing your dream of an opportunity at home to become a legal and financial nightmare. If you are operating or considering operating a home-based business, be aware it is very unlikely your homeowner’s... more

Auto Insurance Buying Tips

Nov 11 2014 Seven Auto Insurance Buying Tips Last year, ten days before his 21st birthday, Bradley Dreyer was skateboarding against traffic alongside a row of parked cars in Sonoma, Calif. when a drunk, uninsured motorcyclist crossed the double yellow line and hit him... more

Prepare Your Home For The Holidays

Nov 10 2014 1. Clean the microwave. Appliances take a beating during this holiday, but there's still time to make a few pre-holiday adjustments. Take out the microwave's rotating tray and scrub it or pop it into the dishwasher. Wipe down the microwave's interior with a... more

Tips For Buying Insurance in 2014

Nov 7 2014 1. Work with a knowledgeable health insurance agent. Eliminate about 80 percent of the difficulties of buying insurance online. A good agent can help you navigate the exchange site, help you determine whether you qualify for a discount and, if you do qualify,... more

Clean Drains- Less Leaks, Less Problems

Nov 5 2014 The best way to practice drain maintenance is to keep your pipes clean. You keep pipes clean by practicing regular maintenance, unclogging pipes, and limiting the grease in pipes. Grease in pipes is one of the top causes for stopped drains. The grease in... more

Staying Warm On A Budget

Nov 5 2014 November is here. Winter is sneaking up on us, and with winter comes winter heating bills for most of the United States. Living in the Midwest, we know it can be very cold in the heart of the winter months. Below is a list of different tricks to ensure that... more

Most Effective Indoor Pest Control Methods

Nov 5 2014 Spiders are one of the most feared home invaders. There are more phobias about spiders than any other pest, and understandably so. If you get bitten by the wrong spider - a black widow or a brown recluse - and you have a bad reaction to the venom, you can end... more

Electrical Fire Prevention

Nov 3 2014 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct... more

Top Eight Mistakes People Make While Towing

Nov 3 2014 1. Overworking Your Engine The number one mistake people make is overworking their tow vehicle. Overextending your vehicle can start a landslide of engine problems. This mistake could lead to a meltdown on the side of the road and potentially require a brand... more

Driving an RV in the winter

Nov 3 2014 Three Tips for Driving Your RV in the Snow: A RV parked near snow-capped mountains I apologize if you're holding on to your last days of warmth, but winter will be here before you know it! If you travel year-round in an RV and are looking forward to camping... more



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