Category: Insurance tips

10 Sparkler Safety Tips

For many people, it’s not Fourth of July without sparklers. While sparklers don’t pose the same dangers as fireworks, sparkler safety is still something you’ll want to keep in mind. That’s because the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that sparklers can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit–that’s as hot as a blow torch! And they are especially likely to injure children. Fortunately, there are some easy... Read Article

Car Shopping Tips from a Former Car Salesman

Car shopping—do you love it or dread it? If you’re like most shoppers, you might find wading through all the makes, models, options and pricing a complicated process. “Buying a new car can be scary, aggravating, expensive, time consuming, confusing—in short, a downright pain,” said Joel Grey, a former car salesperson who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After helping hundreds of people over the past 15... Read Article

811: The Number to Call Before Digging

Whether you’re planning a DIY home improvement project or hiring a contractor, there’s a number to call before digging in your yard. Don’t know the number to call before digging? That would be an easy 811. Calling it will get your underground utility lines marked and your project off to a safe start. Utility services such as cable TV, telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer... Read Article

Expert Shares Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

Target. Home Depot. Anthem. These companies and many more have made headlines in recent years after suffering massive data breaches. Each of these incidents put customers’ data at risk—and put a serious dent in the companies’ bottom lines and reputations. Of course, big corporations aren’t the only ones at risk of a data breach: For every large company that’s the victim of a data breach,... Read Article

10 Overlooked Home Projects

Planning on sprucing up your home this spring? If so, you probably already have a list of annual projects. But there are many others that fly under the radar. Paul Sullivan, founder of a full-service remodeling company and the chairman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers, suggests you tackle these overlooked home projects. 1. Replace your water heater. It’s pricey (about $800 to... Read Article