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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way...

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Displaying the American Flag

Many Americans will proudly display their American flag during appropriate holidays. Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independance Day and November's Veteran's Day observance are the 4 most popular. Front Porch Display It is...

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Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its own...

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the...

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4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your community,...

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Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Two thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which...

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Insurance after you say "I do"

Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful moments in a person's life - but agents can help simplify one aspect of the couple's lives with this one simple piece of advice. Most often, moving all insurance...

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Liability or Full Coverage?

Knowing the difference can save or cost you money - Everyone knows that driving with insurance is required. If the bank owns your car then full coverage is the norm. If you hold title to your car then liability...

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Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or attend)...

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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don’t get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun — as long...

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Now is the time...

to review your homeowner's insurance policy. Last Review? - Most homeowners have never reviewed their policy since they closed on their home loan. For many policy holders the details of the policy are only reviewed...

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Avoiding Post-Storm Scam Artists

In recent weeks severe storms have hit the midwest. Oftentimes scam artists will take advantage of storm damage to make a quick buck on the back of the storm victims. Avoid the Scam Be leary of companies knocking on...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Spring is here, and you’re ready to get out on the water. But is your boat ready? Even if you’ve kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of things you need to...

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Homeowners vs. Condo Insurance

There are many similarities between buying a home and buying a condo. In both cases you are purchases real property and need to insure your purchase and possessions inside it. However, when you purchase a condo you are...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Ohio

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Dayton, Ohio, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for reorganizing and...

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Severe Weather Risks and Home Insurance

Spring has arrived in much of the United States and with that comes severe spring weather. While many are thinking about spring cleaning and making plans for gardening, severe weather has already affected home owners in...

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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more Ohio residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues surrounding...

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the difference...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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