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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). While this doesn't occur frequently in our area, does that really work? Or is it...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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Insurance Claims for Fallen Trees

It’s that time of year when the Northwest experiences repeated wind storms, and occasionally they’re very strong and cause damage. With this weekend’s high wind watches and warnings, we’ve been receiving a number of...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Maybe you have all of the above – and more.When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands of dollars tied up in...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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Safety Tips For Your Summer Vacation

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our beautiful Washington State beaches, parks, city attractions or events. While the weather is sunny, the water cool and...

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

Spring has arrived in the Northwest, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items...

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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...

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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 (even in Washington): A LOT. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car...

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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...

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What to Do After a Car Accident...

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice, thick grey fog – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road in the Pacific Northwest. Between our mountain passes covered with snow and the valleys filled with...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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