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Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and...

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How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad...

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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s child. Your teen driver could hit a bicyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on a slick road or...

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Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

That oh-so-covetable experience of relaxing in your outdoor hot tub or taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, both when the weather’s nice and when it starts to cool down. With the...

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

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Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for me, and maybe for you. For those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it's often a hassle too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you...

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It's That Time of Year Again, Flag Day!

Flag Day is the commemoration of the adoption of the United States flag. On June 14th 1777, the first United States flag was made official with its 13 stars and stripes for the original Colonies. This flag would last...

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Bike Everywhere month & National Bike to Work day

May is Bike Everywhere month and Friday is Bike to Work Day in Washington. Whether you're a veteran cyclist, returning after a break from the bike or a brand new rider, Bike Everywhere Month is the best time of the year...

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Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’...

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Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered?Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be...

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Young Driver Safety

Talking to Your Young Driver About Safe DrivingWhen teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:...

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone.Even still,...

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It's National Hobby Month

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Our staff enjoys hobbies like cooking, photography, bike riding, gardening and crafting. We find ourselves investing in these hobbies often, not even realizing just...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

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