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Archives: 2021

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Why Shop Small? The COVID-19 pandemic altered a lot of ways we shop. When we couldn’t roam around stores, we got accustomed to ordering online and having packages shipped to our doorsteps. Communities of all sizes saw a hit, with an estimated 50% of small businesses closing across the world. Now more than ever, our local economies need a big boost. Here’s what that looks...

Candle Fire Prevention: 10 Easy Tips

From pumpkin spice to winter pine to strawberry shortcake, there are a plethora of candle scents to choose from—not to mention the endless styles candles come in. Whatever your go-to candle is, now is definitely the season to burn it. But did you know candles are the culprit of 7,610 home fires each year?* December is the peak month for candle fires, with January being...

Holiday Safety Roundup: Our 11 Most Popular Tips

The holiday season is a time to unwind, connect and finish the year with warmth and good cheer. Just make sure that you don’t let safety take a holiday. With errands to run and guests to entertain, it’s easy to get distracted. So amid all the hustle and bustle, take a breath. With a little planning, you’ve got this! ‘Tis the season…to be careful Here’s...

What Is A Personal Umbrella Policy?

I’m a safe driver. I don’t do risky things. Someone I know would never sue me. When it comes to truly terrible events, many people have the “it can’t happen to me” mentality. However, by simply driving a car, owning a home or entertaining friends, the possibility exists that a tragic accident could occur… and potentially, a costly lawsuit. Many people mistakenly believe that only...

Checklist: How To Winterize Your Home To Save Money and Energy

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Indoors: Windows and doors: Prevent chilly drafts (and pricey heating bills) by checking and replacing any worn weather stripping and caulking any cracks. For loose-fitting doors, slide a draft guard or rolled-up towel underneath to fill the gap. Drapes, curtains, shades and blinds can also help reduce heat loss, according to energy.gov. For your chimney, floors, vents and more, these tips can...