Avoiding Thanksgiving Traffic

With the busiest travel day of the year, and holiday season in general looming, check out these tips from Travel + Leisure to avoid all those pesky travel annoyances!

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Halloween Safety Tips

BOO! Halloween is coming up, and its time for the kiddies to trick or treat. The Halloween spirit has spread to the inside and outside of the home as well, with homeowners setting up elaborate displays that range from haunted houses in the basement to graveyards on the lawn, as well as high-tech LED lighting…

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes…

Driving in Autumn

Weather conditions can be unpredictable in the fall. A bright, beautiful afternoon can turn rainy and cold in minutes. And with days getting shorter, you could find yourself commuting to or from work in darkness. Knowing what to look for and using these tips can help you avoid weather-related car accidents in the fall.

Fall Weather Safety

Fall is a wonderful time of year.  The leaves are changing, the kids are back to school, there’s football to watch, apples to pick, pumpkins to carve and the weather is especially pleasant — lower humidity and better sleeping temperatures. What’s not to love? But fall is not without its share of hazards. So here are…

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives.

Travel Tips

Traveling can be tricky. There’s reservations to make, transportation to book, and hot spots to look up. The Ordinary Traveler has been traveling around the world for over 10 years, and has compiled this list of her best tips. Be Flexible We always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably…

Traveling With Pets

Pre-Travel Preparation Healthy Start:  The last thing you need is a sick pet when traveling. This means a visit to the vet for a medical checkup and to ensure that your pet is up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations. The veterinarian can also issue a health certificate for your pet.  If you and your pet will…

Insuring Your Boat

When it comes to insuring your boat, it’s often best to separate your boat insurance from your homeowner’s policy. Many homeowners’ policies limit or don’t cover marine-specific risks, such as salvage work, wreck removal, pollution or environmental damage. But there are exceptions. Many homeowners policies include perfectly good coverage for smaller boats and motors, usually…

How to Choose a Healthcare Plan: 12 Tips

Choosing the right health coverage has never been easy, and the health reform law has made things more complicated—especially for those choosing among plans provided by their employer. Besides sorting through differences in premiums, deductibles, and copayments, you need to consider new provisions in the law that have recently kicked in and could impact your…

Scary Facts About Texting and Driving

Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in road accidents each year. The population of the US is just 318.9 million. At this rate, the American people could be extinct in two human lifespans.