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March Madness is Here – Are You Ready for the Risks?

For basketball junkies and non-junkies alike, this is the greatest time of year for college basketball. March Madness has officially arrived! The excitement for the sport is at its highest, and even the non-basketball fans believe they are the next…

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Don’t Take Any Chances: Properly Insure Your Valuables!

Were you one of the lucky individuals who received jewelry as a gift this past holiday season? Or perhaps you received something special for Valentine’s Day? In either case, here’s the important question that you need to ask yourself: “Did…

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

“Top of the morning to ya!” as my dad used to say every St Patrick’s Day as I was growing up. My maiden name is McMillen which comes from a very strong Irish heritage, so St Patrick’s Day has always…

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How to Stay on Track to Meet Your Yearly Goals

Who likes to make New Year resolutions? Who never sticks to them? We are one month into the New Year – are you still working towards your goals? Like many of you, my resolutions include living a healthier lifestyle and…

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Correct Cuts: Kitchen Knife Safety

I recently smoked 30 pounds of pork shoulder for a relative’s birthday party. Turning those juicy hunks of meat into sandwiches required a bit of work, so I was working diligently to separate meat from bone and chop into scrumptious…

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6 Tips for Preventing Water Damage from Appliances

Did you know that washing machines are one of the main sources of water damage to homes?  Others that top the list include hot water heaters and dishwashers. Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive steps you can take to help…

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that…

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It’s Time to Wake Up and Avoid Drowsy Driving

The holiday season is in full swing, which means a significant rise in travel for holiday parties and family gatherings. Considering the increase in vehicles on the roads, it is even more critical that safe driving practices are followed going…

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Your Tree Fell in Your Yard – Are You Covered?

  The past few months have been devastating for much of the country due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing a catastrophic amount of damage, especially in the southeast. There have been homes destroyed, businesses closed, and families displaced around…

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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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