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Winterize Your Home

Nov 9 2018 1. Change Your Furnace FlitersYes it's easy to forget, but it's important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Here's a worry-saving tip: Mark a monthly check on... more

Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Nov 9 2018 Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix. In many instances,... more

Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Nov 9 2018 Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we recommend identity-recovery coverage,... more

15 Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

Sep 10 2018 1.) Winterize Your Lawn TractorBefore your tractor hibernates for the winter, take a few minutes to prevent springtime troubles. Moisture inside an unused engine leads to corrosion. ‘Fogging’ the engine-spraying an oily mist into each cylinder-prevents this.... more

Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 10 2018 For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools,... more

Million Mile Secrets About Roadside Assistance

Aug 20 2018 Roadside Assistance Tips for Your Next Road Trip - July 11, 2018 by Scott Lieberman Scott Lieberman We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links... more

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 20 2018 Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned. Maybe you’re a bicycle... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 18 2018 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need... more

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

Jul 5 2018 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 home safe and in that safe-deposit box... more

Firework Liability & Safety

Jul 3 2018 Technically in Ohio if you are not licensed, fireworks by law, are prohibited. The only legal fireworks are "novelty & trick" fireworks, such as party poppers and glow worms can be discharged by unlicensed individuals. Although you cannot blow the... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

Jun 28 2018 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 a rainstorm. Add flooding to the mix and... more

Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Jun 28 2018 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 Disease Control and Prevention, about 10... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jun 28 2018 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 pays to be vigilant, particularly if you’... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Jun 8 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 8 2018 Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or... more

Can You Guess Our Biggest Driving Distraction

May 30 2018 Of the more than 172,000 people killed in car crashes over the past five years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers involved was distracted. These statistics come from data analyzed by Erie Insurance housed in the Fatality Analysis... more

2018 Kentucky Derby: 10 Fast Facts

May 4 2018 19 winners names began with the letter “S.”Only three horses raced in 1892.120,000 mint juleps are consumed at the track.There will be 80,000 people in the infield alone...enough to make Churchill Downs Kentucky’s third largest city for one day.40 fillies... more

Peace of Mind for Mother's Day from Dawn Mentzer of QuickQuote

May 4 2018 This May will bring my thirteenth Mother’s Day as a mom and my fiftieth as a daughter celebrating her mom. On both counts, time has breezed by. Every year, my husband and daughter ask me what I’d like to have for Mother’s Day. I usually give them the same... more

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

Apr 30 2018 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 technology. It’s a significant investment,... more

Brighten Your Home Up With These Spring Maintenance Tips

Apr 11 2018 Springtime is all about making a fresh start, so as the flowers start blooming and the sun starts shining, it’s time to leave the gloomy winter days behind and freshen up your home! Before you start enjoying all the sunny days and outdoor fun, it’s important... more

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Apr 11 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most... more

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

Mar 6 2018 http://www.hgtv.com/design/dec...1.) Examine Roof Shingles Examine roof shingles to see if any were lost or damaged during winter. If your home has an older roof covering, you may want to start a budget for replacement. The summer sun can really damage roof... more

Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Mar 6 2018 Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

Feb 23 2018 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 right for you? We’ll get to that, but first... more

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Feb 21 2018 In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be awarded, be extremely expensive and have... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Feb 21 2018 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 phone or other mobile device, so you can... more

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Feb 21 2018 As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance”... more

Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Feb 21 2018 Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t have your own yard for him to play in,... more

Tips for Preparing A Lawn for Spring: 10 tasks to consider before the mowing season

Feb 15 2018 First the bad news: if you neglect spring lawn care (and related concerns pertaining to your mower), you could end up paying for it the rest of the year. Now the good news: the chores required of you in spring don't entail nearly the amount of work that you'... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 15 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling it “jewelry insurance” may be a stretch.... more

Teen Driving Safety

Jan 23 2018 Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car crashes are the leading cause of death for... more

How to Deal With Road Rage

Jan 23 2018 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 on the road that come across as... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jan 23 2018 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so, you may not have even realized you... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Jan 23 2018 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 time of year, when the days keep getting... more

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Jan 23 2018 Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep... more

Winter Driving Tips

Jan 15 2018 Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter... more

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Jan 15 2018 That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a serious case of pool envy, obsessed with... more

Life Insurance Calculator

Jan 11 2018 Life Insurance Calculator Copy these questions and answer to the body of an email & send them to . We will send you a complete Life Insurance Needs Analysis within 24 hours with quotes. Then we can discuss what policy is right... more

January Maintenance Tasks - Take Care of Things Now!

Jan 11 2018 Home maintenance tasks aren't going to be any easier at the start of a new year than they were. You’ve buttoned up the house against the cold, and you're in the dead of winter without even a glimpse of spring in sight. Still, homes must be maintained, even in... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 11 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone). But even though our driverless future... more



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