Timing a midwinter vacation just right could help you save on airfare and hotels - getting you to the beach or ski slope with cash to spare. These five tips will get you started.
Valentine's Day jewelry gift insurance: personal property insurance considerations for both the giver and the recipient.
This article discusses how bathroom improvements can help sell your home and lists four suggestions for upgrading your bathroom including replacing the vanity and doing a full upgrade.
While no one likes to think about injuries or accidents during the holiday season, proper insurance coverage can help prevent a financial liability.
Get started with debt repayment in 2017 by prioritizing expenses, working out a payment plan for major debt and learning which debts to tackle first.
Ice damage can wreak havoc in your home's walls. Learn how to stop ice dams from forming and check if your homeowner's insurance covers ice dam damage.
Winter doldrums got you down? These seven tips can help you beat cabin fever while freshening up your home post-holidays.
Car insurance is incredibly important. This post offers a breakdown of the core considerations any new car buyer may want to consider when insuring a new vehicle.
Protect new holiday gifts, jewelry, engagement rings and electronics with scheduled personal property insurance. Understand your coverage and claim options.
Snowmobiling for the first time? Check out some ways to help you stay safer this season.
Why are New Year's resolutions so hard to keep? Learn why habits form and how to break them.
Innovative travel outfitters and cold-weather thrill seekers are pushing the limits for winter vacations. Discover six fun winter adventures!
Maximize the impact of your charitable donations this holiday season with some tips to help make the most of your funds.
There's a lot that goes into preparing your home for the holidays, but we have you covered. Check out our tips on how to make sure your home is ready for all your festivities!
Planning to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year? Reduce your risk for identity theft and pickpocketing with these helpful safety tips.
With sunny days, crisp evenings and lovely colors, fall is the perfect time of year to get outside. Check out these fun fall ideas.
From roof to basement, keeping your house's maintenance up-to-date means a healthier, safer home. This seasonal home maintenance checklist will help get you started!
Before purchasing a trampoline for your kids, be sure to speak with your insurance agent to ensure you are sufficiently protected. Learn about different coverage options available and steps to take to help your kids stay safe.
Could switching to a bundled or packaged insurance policy save you money? Possibly, but there's a lot to consider. Read on for some helpful tips.
Home burglaries and auto thefts cost Americans thousands of dollars each year. Learn how you can keep your home and car more secure.
Learn how to better protect summer homes and watercraft from adverse winter weather, deter thieves, and insure your property investments.
Repairing windshield damage promptly is important to continuing safe driving. Learn what to do if your windshield chips or cracks.
How do you know if your propane grill has a gas leak? Learn how to check with our Memorial Day safety tips.
Is your home connected? The latest technology gadgets are designed to help make your home smarter, safer and better.
There are both pros and cons to owning a second home. To help you make the best decision before purchasing your second home, check out some helpful tips!
Did you know that cars that are rarely driven can require even more maintenance than those driven regularly? Check out our tips to help keep your seldom used car in working order.
Half of all teens are cyberbullied. Is your child at risk for being a victim? Parents, learn what you can do to help stop cyberbullying and keep your children safe.
Enjoy the summer weather with friends before it's gone, but make sure you're doing so safely! Review our helpful tips.
Want to green up your home? Going eco-friendly offers a number of environmental, health, and financial benefits to your family...here are some ways to get started.
Have you just been in a fender bender? Here are some helpful steps you could take if you're involved in a minor car accident.
If a mandatory wildfire evacuation warning were issued today, would your family be prepared? Learn how to better protect your home, prepare for an evacuation, and plan for a safe return.
Learn how living on or off campus may affect your college student's insurance protection needs.
Important considerations for updating your home and auto insurance policies in a multi-generational household. Is your family covered?
Is your A/C system as efficient as it could be? Follow these tips to prepare your home and car for hot summer weather.
Help stop marine personal property theft before it starts: five tips to help keep your boat safe in the dock.
More than half of all non-fatal firework injuries could have prevented had better firework safety rules been followed. Follow these tips to stay safe.
Hitting the road for a summer vacation with the family? These 5 travel tips will help you stay safe and stress-free on your next summertime adventure!
Hurricanes can cause massive amounts of damage - are you ready if one hits? Check out some helpful resources to get started.
Earthquakes can occur at any time without warning, including on your commute home from work. Check out our helpful tips.
Going on a business trip? A two week vacation with the family? See how auto and home insurance policies may be able to protect you while you are away.
Five tips and tricks for protecting golf clubs from damage on the green and when traveling.
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to clean, maintain, and get your home in order. Tackle these jobs and see what a difference it makes.
Graduation season is upon us, which means more parents are adjusting to life as empty nesters. Take this five-point financial check-up.
Trees are a beautiful addition to the yard, but have you ever thought about how they may bring damage to your personal possessions? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Motorcycle culture has a long tradition in America. Sadly, so do motorcycle accidents. These tips will help keep you safe on the open road.
Counting down the days until it's warm enough to take your boat back out on the water? Follow our springtime boating guide to safely enjoy your afternoon.
Home security apps, distracted driving apps - these are just a few of the ways tech is helping consumers stay better protected.
If your identity was stolen, would you know? Check out our helpful tips before you fall victim to identity fraud.
Blizzards and cold air bring power outages and frozen pipes with them. Are you prepared? Check out our helpful checklist before the storm hits.
With winter comes snow, ice and bad driving conditions — is your car up to par? Check out why winter tires could help you ride a little safer this winter.
Deciding between cloud-based storage or an external hard drive? Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when shopping for data storage.
Before you decide to purchase a smartwatch, check out our post to help you make a decision that suits your needs.
Things to consider when shutting down your second home for the season to cleaning and unplugging the appliances.
Are you ready for spring gardening? As winter draws to a close, these easy tips will help you to prepare your garden for a bountiful spring.
When was the last time you checked your electrical systems? Before you get started, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Did you know that in the U.S., a house is broken into every 14 seconds? Protect your home, your possessions, and your family with these home security tips.
Severe weather is on the way
what do I do? These tips can help you, your family and your home stay safe and secure during the next big storm.
Before your teen hops into the car for the first time without you, keep these tips in mind when talking to them about their new responsibilities.
Learn which 8 affordable home upgrades don't cost a fortune and can help boost your home's re-sale value. Make these repairs today.
Flight delayed or canceled? Learn the secrets to getting rebooked faster with these seven tips for winter airport travel.
By taking a few simple steps to winterize your home, you can mitigate the risks presented by cold, wet weather.
Take the Encompass "New Year's Insurance Check Up" to find out if you have the right homeowner's insurance for your lifestyle.
Winter driving presents a host of challenges and leads to thousands of auto-related injuries each year. These 7 winter driving tips help you arrive safely.
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Classic car versus antique automobile. There's a difference and even a rivalry between the two. If you're thinking of buying, read more to learn the how they differ.
Home buying can be stressful but shopping when prices are the lowest will alleviate some stress. Our article on off-season buying is an absolute must-read!
Setting time aside for yourself and your loved ones can seem impossible at times. But with the following tips in mind, you'll find it's easier than you planned.
Cutting edge technology, eco-friendly and high end design cars: hybrid meets luxury. Read our list of the top 5 luxury hybrid vehicles.
Protect your family by understanding what flood cleanup actions to take after a flood—and by knowing how to prepare for the possibility of a flood.
Caring for an art collection requires a little bit of know how. Here are some tips on the proper care of an art collection.
Tornadoes can unleash their fury with practically no warning, so it's critical to know what tornado safety precautions you can take to protect your family.
Hosting a wine tasting event is a fun way to spend time with friends while learning something new about your favorite drink.
If you are considering buying a piano, it's key to be informed about how different types fit into homes and lifestyles. Find out what to consider before deciding.
Creating and maintaining a safe and secure cyberspace is key to preventing your private information from landing in the hands of individuals who would use it for their benefit.
Auto safety remains top priority. Connected cars of the future are on the road to improving that, only better and with more ease than any vehicle before them.
Woodstoves alone are the primary cause of more than 4,000 private residence fires annually. Ensure your chimney is in good working order.
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