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What Perils Are Covered By A Homeowners Insurance Policy?

April 15th, 2020|Comments Off on What Perils Are Covered By A Homeowners Insurance Policy?

What Perils Are Covered By A Homeowners Insurance Policy? A peril is an event, like a fire or break-in, that may damage your home or belongings. The perils covered by your homeowner's insurance are listed in your [...]

Quick Fix: Clear Away Soap Scum With Half of a Lemon

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Quick Fix: Clear Away Soap Scum With Half of a Lemon

Quick Fix: Clear Away Soap Scum With Half of a Lemon Soap scum on your shower door can quickly build up and leave your shower looking dingy. And while there are a number of good cleaners on [...]

Tips for Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Tips for Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund

Tips for Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund   With the convenience of using debit cards or mobile payment apps, it can be easy to forgo having cash altogether. But it’s a good idea to keep [...]

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

February 26th, 2020|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Cleaning out the guttering on a house Spring can be a great time to clear out clutter and start fresh. But, while you’re organizing closets and cleaning [...]

How to Maintain Your Water Heater

February 18th, 2020|Comments Off on How to Maintain Your Water Heater

How to Maintain Your Water Heater   It can be easy to take your water heater for granted — until it stops working and you wind up in a chilly shower. Worse yet, it could [...]

4 Winter DIY Home Improvement Ideas

February 13th, 2020|Comments Off on 4 Winter DIY Home Improvement Ideas

4 Winter DIY Home Improvement Ideas   It’s the dead of the winter and you’re cooped up inside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. If you are looking for some DIY home improvement [...]

Quick Fix: How to Make a Door Draft Blocker

January 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Quick Fix: How to Make a Door Draft Blocker

Quick Fix: How to Make a Door Draft Blocker   Chilly winds can sneak into your house under your door. Not only do these drafts leave your toes cold, they may also waste energy because heat [...]

Bad Financial Habits That May Be Draining Your Wallet

January 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Bad Financial Habits That May Be Draining Your Wallet

Bad Financial Habits That May Be Draining Your Wallet Most of us can recognize good money habits: Spend less than you earn, save for emergencies and the future and pay down debt. These habits may help [...]

Winter Driving Hazards (That Aren’t Ice and Snow)

January 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Winter Driving Hazards (That Aren’t Ice and Snow)

Winter Driving Hazards That Aren’t Ice and Snow The weather outside is frightful — or so the song goes — and we don’t need to tell you to be careful out there. Rain, snow and [...]

4 Reasons to Create a Will

January 8th, 2020|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Create a Will

4 Reasons to Create a Will   For many people, the topic of creating a will is a sensitive one. But, it can help you and your family protect what matters most after you have [...]

How to Build a Better Fire in Your Fireplace

December 18th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Build a Better Fire in Your Fireplace

How to Build a Better Fire in Your Fireplace   Knowing how to build a fire in the fireplace can be helpful information on a cold winter’s night. If you’ve never started a fire in [...]

Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

December 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season The holidays can stir up excitement as you get ready for the activities, meals and decorating that lies ahead. But, if you’re a pet owner, you should also [...]

4 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 4 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

4 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips   This Thanksgiving, home cooks will dust off their roasting pans and casserole dishes in preparation for the big meal. Holiday cooking can involve juggling pots boiling on the stove, [...]

4 Fun Thanksgiving Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

November 14th, 2019|Comments Off on 4 Fun Thanksgiving Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

4 Fun Thanksgiving Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy   When families and friends get together on Thanksgiving, it can often be an all-day or even weekend-long affair. And why not? For some, it may [...]

How to Host Your First Thanksgiving Dinner

November 6th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Host Your First Thanksgiving Dinner

How to Host Your First Thanksgiving Dinner   It’s that time of year again where you get together with our closest friends and family to pig out on a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing [...]

Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living

October 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living

Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living   Fires are the most common disaster people are likely to experience yet many Americans underestimate the risk, according to the American Red Cross. Apartment fires, much like house fires, are [...]

Fire Safety: How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher

October 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Fire Safety: How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher

Fire Safety: How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher   Fire extinguishers are among the most important safety devices in any home or apartment. Used properly, residential fire extinguishers can help prevent small, self-contained fires [...]

5 Tips for Fire Prevention Week

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Fire Prevention Week

5 Tips for Fire Prevention Week   Fire Prevention Week was established in 1925 to help educate the public on fire safety, and it is still observed every year during the week of October 9. While no one expects to [...]

Types of Smoke Detectors: Knowing the Difference

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Types of Smoke Detectors: Knowing the Difference

Types of Smoke Detectors: Knowing the Difference   You change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year, and test them every month. But do you know what type of smoke detectors you have? [...]

When and How to Check Your Tire Pressure

September 25th, 2019|Comments Off on When and How to Check Your Tire Pressure

When and How to Check Your Tire Pressure Tires that are not inflated properly may wear excessively, which is one of the reasons it’s important to know how and when to check your tire pressure. Cars.com says tires [...]

9 Steps to Take Now for a Gorgeous Yard Next Spring

September 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 9 Steps to Take Now for a Gorgeous Yard Next Spring

9 Steps to Take Now for a Gorgeous Yard Next Spring   Fall yard work is more than a series of chores. It’s an investment of time that may help prevent damage caused by winter’s [...]

Renters: 6 Autumn Safety Tips

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Renters: 6 Autumn Safety Tips

Renters: 6 Autumn Safety Tips With the heat of summer cooling off, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the crisp, autumn air and watching the leaves change into vibrant colors. As you prepare to get [...]

Does Car Insurance Cover Hitting A Deer?

September 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Does Car Insurance Cover Hitting A Deer?

Does Car Insurance Cover Hitting A Deer?   Comprehensive coverage on your car insurance policy typically covers deer accidents. Comprehensive coverage may help pay to repair or replace your vehicle if it's damaged when you hit [...]

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