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4 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
64. Tips for keeping your elderly family, friends, and neighbors safe this winter
As we age, cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Plummeting temperatures can lead to, icy sidewalks, hypothermia, and other serious injuries. If you have elderly neighbors, friends, or relatives, check in with them this winter and share these winter safety tips.
4 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
63. Inflation and how it impacts homeowners insurance
Building material shortages, supply chain issues, and extreme weather has caused the cost to repair or rebuild your home to increase. Therefore, now’s a good time to review your home value with your insurance agent to make sure your coverage limit reflects its full replacement cost.
5 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
62. Tips for staying safe in busy parking lots this holiday season
Holiday shopping means more congestion on our roadways and in the store parking lots. This increased congestion can lead to frustration, aggravation, and fender benders. In addition, the weather can wreak havoc on already-crowded parking lots, resulting in slips and falls and difficulty pushing a shopping cart or stroller. Here are some tips to stay safe this holiday season.
5 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
61. Driving tips that will help you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday
Every year, millions of Americans travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Unfortunately, travel can turn your long holiday weekend into a nightmare. If you plan to drive this year, here are some tips that can help.
3 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
60. Home tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween
In a few days, kids in costumes will be roaming your neighborhood on a mission to fill their bags with Halloween treats. While this is a fun tradition, it’s important to keep your home and yard safe so your Halloween visitors stay safe, too.
3 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
59. Have your fireplace inspected before your first fire of the season
A proper inspection will identify potential defects, as well as creosote buildup. Many consider a creosote fire in the chimney one of the most dangerous because it can spread quickly, severely damaging or destroying your entire home within minutes.
5 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
58. Things to do when closing your summer home
If you own a cottage or summer home, I’m sure this time of year is bittersweet for you. While fall colors are gorgeous, it is the time of year when you’re probably preparing to close your property for the season.
5 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
57. Ten tailgating tips for sports fans
Even though the end of summer is approaching, you don’t need to put your grill away. Football season is upon us and it offers a great opportunity for tailgating with family and friends. Whether having a party at your house or tailgating at a sporting event, planning is important in order to have a fun, safe, and successful event.
3 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
56. Five tips to deal with pesky wasps
At this time of year, many of us in the Midwest are soaking up the sun and enjoying what nice warm temperatures remain. We know that the hours of daylight are becoming less and we’re heading back towards a colder time of year. Unfortunately, at this time of year we also must deal with those annoying stinging insects...wasps
4 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
55. Tips for moving your child into their college dorm
Whether you’re moving your child into a dorm for their first year of college, or if you’ve been down this road before, it can cause feelings of anxiousness. The key to enjoying a successful move is planning.
4 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
54. Auto coverage gaps for your grown children that have moved out
Parents often want to continue to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage even after that child has permanently moved out of the household and is no longer a dependent. Unfortunately for them, this creates a gap in their insurance coverage because they no longer have coverage under your policy.
3 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
53. Grilling safety tips for all experience levels
Grilling is a fantastic way to enjoy a meal and nice summer weather with family and friends. However, taking your grill for granted and not taking care of it properly can lead to injury. Whether you’re a veteran or just getting started, here are some safety tips to keep in mind.
6 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
52. Summer vacation road trip survival tips
Summer road trips are a fantastic way to create family memories. If you’re traveling this summer, here are some things to consider.
4 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
51. Common weather myths
Incorrect information about weather can be dangerous and even prove deadly. As the temperatures begin to rise, here is some information to help keep you safe.
5 minutes | May 25, 2022
50. Beginners’ tips for learning to ride a motorcycle
Is learning to ride a motorcycle on your bucket list? With patience, practice, and some helpful information, it won’t be long before you can cross this off your list. If you're a new rider or considering becoming one, here are some tips for you.
3 minutes | May 10, 2022
49. Information and safety tips for fertilizing your lawn
At this time of year, we spend a lot of time and money working in our yards to bring them back to life after a long winter season. One common job is applying fertilizer. If used correctly, fertilizer can turn a brown winter lawn into a green and thriving one.
5 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
48. What you need to know about Underground Service Line coverage
Underground lines that service a home for such things as water, sewer, gas, and internet can break, requiring costly repairs. While most of these lines aren’t covered by a basic homeowner’s insurance policy, many insurance carriers offer optional limited coverage that can be added.
4 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
47. Tips for hiring a landscape company
Every year, it feels like Mother Nature is a bit slow in turning up the heat in spring. However, when she does, you’ll probably start thinking about yard work and outdoor projects you want to accomplish this year. If you have a large project on your list, now is the time to call a landscape professional. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for the right landscape contractor for your job.
6 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
46. If your home is destroyed, can it be rebuilt?
If your home is destroyed by a fire or tornado, can it be rebuilt? The last thing you want to hear is that your home was underinsured. Talk to your insurance agent regularly to make sure you have the coverages you need.
3 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
45. Don’t get fooled by these identity theft tax scams
Is tax season your favorite time of year? Do you enjoy filling out those forms? The answer for most of us is a resounding "NO!" If your filing isn't complicated or you're getting a large refund, however, tax time may not be a big deal. Unfortunately, for many Americans each year, tax season doesn't turn out okay. That's because they're the victims of tax identity theft. An easy tax filing can turn into a nightmare due to useable data that has been stolen. Here are some common scams to watch out for.
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