Category: Safety & Other

Safety & Other

Tire Tips to Help Ensure Road Safety

Under-inflated tires are a leading cause of auto crashes. Typically, they lead to uneven treads or overheating which could result in a flat or a blowout. Therefore, keeping your tires properly inflated can make a big difference in your safety. As an added bonus, it can also improve your gas mileage by 3.3%. There are…

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Fall Maintenance

It’s time for fall maintenance on your home to tackle any trouble spots outside before winter arrives. It’s a good idea to start with outside jobs before it gets too cold and rainy. For some tasks, such as electrical or plumbing problems, it may be best to use licensed professionals. Here is a list of…

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Winter Behind the Wheel

Because driving in winter conditions is fraught with hazards such as icy roads, poor visibility, and the threat of snowstorms, consider the following questions before getting behind the wheel and putting safety at risk. Is this trip absolutely necessary? If you can wait out a storm or until roads are cleared, don’t take the risk.…

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Insuring Against College Calamities

If you’re the parent of dependent college students living away from home, you may not be aware that your homeowner’s policy will cover their personal property and personal liability. Personal property coverage Although limits and coverage vary by state, as long as your children’s permanent residence is your home, their personal property is automatically covered…

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Preventing Road Rage

How can you manage anger or defuse a scary encounter on the road? An expert, Dave Melton, Transportation Safety Specialist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, says “Every day, thousands of drivers experience some form of road rage or aggressive driving.” Melton offers steps for avoiding a road rage situation—or getting away from…

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Keep Your Own House In Order

Scrambling at work for clients and bringing in new business may lessen focus on one’s own home front. It’s important to focus on fall home maintenance to tackle any trouble spots before winter arrives. Now is the time to start outside jobs before it turns cold and rainy (or snowy). Some tasks may require scheduling…

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When Your Wallet Goes AWOL

When your wallet is lost or stolen, it’s tough not to fear the worst—credit card fraud and identity theft. But you can hold the panic at bay by acting quickly and taking a few preventative measures that help protect your credit and reduce your liability. Before Your Wallet Goes A.W.O.L. Because identity theft is on…

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Winter’s Last Blast

You may be dreaming of spring, but don’t forget the cold, hard facts:  Old Man Winter still has plenty of time to deliver a deadly blizzard or ice storm. It’s important to protect yourself during late-season snowstorms—so follow these tips if you lose power in your home or are stranded in your car. At Home…

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Driving Green

Driving Green is more important than ever today to conserve fuel and protect the environment. With gasoline prices on the rise and increasing reports about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment, now is the time to rethink how you may typically drive and maintain your vehicles. Try following these tips to increase your…

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Tips for Online Safety

The Internet is fertile territory for criminals who devise devious methods to exploit and steal from unsuspecting Web users. But by taking these five important precautions, you can help to keep your finances and personal information safe. It’s always important to guard your private data. Don’t transmit social security, credit card, or bank account routing…

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