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Backing Up Important Documents

Being prepared can make a world of difference when disaster strikes. Learn how to be proactive in gathering all your important documents, making copies and storing them all in safe locations.

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5 Ideas for How to Use Your Tax Return

While it can be tempting to use your tax refund for something more fun, here are five options to consider for re-investing that hard-earned money in yourself and your home.

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Financial Habits to Start Young

Many kids don't feel prepared for the financial responsibilities that come later in life. Here are some tips to help children of any age understand the value and impact of money.

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Cleaning up Your Virtual Desktop

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is the perfect opportunity to organize your files, safeguard your accounts and achieve a fresh start-digitally speaking.

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Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella insurance kicks in when the liability coverage on your auto, homeowners or renters insurance is exhausted.

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Smartphones Have Become Indispensable — Use Yours Safely

Smartphones have gone from non-existent to essential in less than a decade. Read this to learn how to protect yourself from data thieves and distracted driving.

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Summer Safety Tips for Boats, Motorcycles and Jet Skis

Here are some safety tips for summer "toys" including motorcycles, boats and jet skis. Completing a required safety course may also earn you an insurance discount.

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Safety Tips for New Drone Owners

Several high-profile drone mishaps have reinforced the need for smart safety protocols. If you own a drone or are interested in buying one, keep these considerations in mind.

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7 Helpful Bike Safety Tips

It's National Bike Safety Month! Check out these 7 helpful bicycle safety tips. Do you know if your bike is covered by homeowners or renters insurance in the event of an accident or theft?

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Insurance for Jewelry Gifts: Considerations for the Gift Giver and Recipient

Valentine's Day jewelry gift insurance: personal property insurance considerations for both the giver and the recipient.

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Protecting Valuable Holiday Gifts

Protect new holiday gifts, jewelry, engagement rings and electronics with scheduled personal property insurance. Understand your coverage and claim options.

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6 Tips for Snowmobiling Safety

Snowmobiling for the first time? Check out some ways to help you stay safer this season.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping Tips: Stay Safe and Still Snag the Best Deal

Planning to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year? Reduce your risk for identity theft and pickpocketing with these helpful safety tips.

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Trampolines & Insurance Coverage: Tips for Homeowners

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.

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Winterizing Your Second Home and Watercrafts

Learn how to better protect summer homes and watercraft from adverse winter weather, deter thieves, and insure your property investments.

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Protecting Personal Property on a Boat

Help stop marine personal property theft before it starts: five tips to help keep your boat safe in the dock.

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Protection While You Travel

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.

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Helpful Tips to Increase the Lifespan of Your Golf Clubs

Five tips and tricks for protecting golf clubs from damage on the green and when traveling.

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Summer Grilling Safety Tips: Don't Let Your BBQ Go Up in Flames!

How do you know if your propane grill has a gas leak? Learn how to check with our Memorial Day safety tips.

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Mobile Apps

Home security apps, distracted driving apps - these are just a few of the ways tech is helping consumers stay better protected.

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Identity Stolen? Here are Some Helpful Tips

If your identity was stolen, would you know? Check out our helpful tips before you fall victim to identity fraud.

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How to Select the Right Data Storage for You

Deciding between cloud-based storage or an external hard drive? Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when shopping for data storage.

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Smartwatches: Should I buy one?

Before you decide to purchase a smartwatch, check out our post to help you make a decision that suits your needs.

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The Proper Care of an Art Collection

Caring for an art collection requires a little bit of know how. Here are some tips on the proper care of an art collection.

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Striking the Right Key: Finding a Piano That's in Tune with Your Home

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.

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Your Role In Cybersecurity

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.

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