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Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 9 2018 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... more

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

Nov 8 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 2 2018 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble... more

Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Oct 8 2018 Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time.... more

Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 18 2018 For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Sep 7 2018 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity —... more

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Aug 15 2018 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... more

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 6 2018 Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 9 2018 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jun 27 2018 No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty.... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 8 2018 Summer’s here. The sun hascome out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and... more

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Jun 4 2018 It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

May 28 2018 It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during ... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

May 10 2018 Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

May 10 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you... more

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Apr 12 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the... more

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Mar 12 2018 As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning... more

Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Mar 5 2018 Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The... more

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Feb 12 2018 That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down... more

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

Feb 2 2018 From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 2 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However,... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 8 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely,... more



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