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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: How to Prevent the Silent Killer

According to the National Safety Council, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year.  Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer because it’s odorless, colorless, tasteless, and can easily go undetected. When the cold temperatures start to…

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6 Tips to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

With cold temperatures moving in, many are looking for ways to cut down on utility costs. In a previous article we discussed “The Thermostat Wars” that often occur in homes and how adjusting the thermostat can save you a bundle, but…

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Strengthen Your Home Insurance Protection Against Unseen Dangers

Most – if not all – homeowner insurance policies in the marketplace contain limitations or exclusions in them for fungi, wet or dry rot, and bacteria. On the surface this might not seem like a big deal; however, should a…

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Creepin’ It Real: Halloween by the Numbers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Passing out candy, dressing up, and watching scary movies – I love it all. But Halloween is also a very busy time of year for insurance companies, agents, and claims representatives. Let’s “creep…

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Parents Must Be Firewall for Young Online Users

Parents, do you break out in a cold sweat when you see your child surfing the internet? Do you worry about what sites they’re visiting or who’s interacting with them? Is your teen or tween’s smartphone use a cause for…

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Safely Prepare for Your Guests to Prevent the Holiday Mess

Fall is the most popular American season according to YouGov.com. This favorite time of year means pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, cooler weather, and lots of holiday planning! The change in season brings a few specific things you should be focusing on…

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Teach Your Kids Cyber Hygiene (and Freeze Their Credit)

Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior,…

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