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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 right for you? Continue reading

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

What documents do you need to keep? What can your shred? Are your valuable items properly secured? Wait, what’s that? You don’t have a home safe? Or a safe-deposit box? Well, let’s look at why you may want to get one – or both – and what to keep inside. Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Trees

Properly maintained trees are less likely to fall on your home and your car or someone else’s. So, exactly how should you care for your trees? Here are some tips. Continue reading

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After the Storm, Is Your Food Still Safe?

The question is: Should you eat it or toss it? The answer: It depends – on a lot of factors, actually. To help you determine the best course of action, here are some insights and guidelines. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Going Solar? Here’s What to Think About First

Clearly, there are a number of reasons to consider going solar, but it isn’t right for everyone. So, before you start dreaming of $0 power bills, ask yourself these eight questions to help determine if solar power is a good fit for you. Continue reading

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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 are as important as your Social Security number, at least not in the larger scheme of things. Here are some steps you can take to protect your identity this tax season. Continue reading

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Have Guns in Your House? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

The topic of guns can be very sensitive, but there’s one thing virtually everyone can agree on: Storing them safely is incredibly important, particularly in homes where children live or visit. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help ensure firearm safety at home – whether you have kids around or not. These five tips are a great start… Continue reading

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

With reduced visibility, slick roads and maybe even a reckless driver or two, accidents are bound to happen. So, what should you do if you experience one? Follow these five guidelines to help you stay safe. Continue reading

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Keep Your Drone In the Sky – and Out of Trouble

Whether you or a loved one got a drone over the holidays, or your neighbor got one and you’re curious about regulations, here are five things to keep in mind for responsible flying… Continue reading

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