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How to stay safe while sharing the road with an 18 wheeler

Keep Out Of The Danger Spots The weight of a tractor-trailer rig--semi-truck or 18-wheeler, whichever you prefer--is approximately 35,000 pounds empty and up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded. Also consider semi-trucks...

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Tips for Power Tool Safety

What would you do without power tools? Well, you’d probably take on fewer home-improvement projects - and probably have a lot more calluses on your hands. Thankfully, you don’t have to do without. But you do have to...

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Medical experts say second wave is coming: Are you ready?

Businesses continue to reopen. Schools are back in session. We’re playing high school football and volleyball, pro basketball, soccer and baseball are underway after either delays or starting seasons later than...

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How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference - and whether you’re handy or not, you can...

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What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially...

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Fire pits: Cozy year round

When you think about a fire pit, think cozy--year-round. If you love a fire pit, now’s the perfect time to add one to your outdoor decor. And if you’re thinking a fire pit is only good for the fall or winter months,...

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I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off...

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What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

Summer is here, and there are plenty of motorcycles on the road. People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them. It’s obvious...

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The most essential steps to a bountiful garden

We know this subject isn't insurance related but if you’re looking for trends, food gardening is the hottest trend in home gardening right now. The “why” is easy to figure out: The COVID-19 pandemic and its far-...

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What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an...

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Social Distancing Tips

Social distancing has been proven to slow the spread of COVID-19 and is defined as staying at least 6 feet apart. During a pandemic, social distancing is especially important for people who are sick or vulnerable to...

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Why You Need Service Line Coverage

Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about...

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is a time for cleaning and organization around the house. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental spring cleaning chore, read on for some helpful information. Areas that you need to pay special attention to to...

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Lawn Mowing 101

Lawn Mowing 101: In September 2018, The Washington Post reported each year across the United States, 6,394 people, on average, sustain serious injuries - including burns, cuts and broken bones - in lawnmower accidents,...

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO...

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How to Protect Your Classic Car

The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang,...

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