14 Fascinating Facts about February

By | Black History Month, February, Groundhog Day, Insurance, Insurance Tips, Super Bowl, trivia, Valentine's Day

February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but there’s no shortage of interesting facts about it. From weird holidays to astronomical oddities, this month has a bit of everything. So with a nod to what February is perhaps best known for—Valentine’s Day […]

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Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

By | home, house, Insurance, Insurance Tips, safety, security, technology

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked. The most advanced product at the time, according to the Electronic Security Association, was an […]

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Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too

By | gift, homeowners, Insurance, Insurance Tips, jewelry

Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or worse, a fire or some other disaster—also find out too late that they didn’t have enough insurance to replace their jewelry. Here’s […]

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Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

By | energy, home, house, Insurance, Insurance Tips

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying—they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that homeowners can save 5% to 30% on annual energy costs by incorporating technologies […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Travel

By | advice, family, holiday, Insurance, Insurance Tips, savings, travel, travel insurance

Nobody really enjoys traveling during the holidays, do they? OK, you might if you’re going on vacation, or you’re visiting family in Hawaii or something. But for everyone else, it’s a slog—whether you’re battling airport crowds the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or fighting through highway traffic on Christmas Eve, getting anywhere can be a massive hassle. […]

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5 Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowners Mistakes

By | home, house, Insurance, Insurance Tips, maintenance, water damage

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix. In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, […]

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