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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Aug 18 2017 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 projects... more

7 Ways to Stay Safe on Vacation

Jul 28 2016 Traveling is an exciting and enriching experience that can give you all kinds of special memories. The far reaches of the world are becoming more accessible to travelers, and you can go virtually anywhere to have... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jul 1 2016 The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country's incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe,... more

What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jun 6 2016 Spring has arrived, which means it's time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you're at it, don't forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

May 10 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

Apr 2 2016 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 and... more

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Mar 12 2016 What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of... more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Jan 14 2016 About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S.... more

Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 6 2015 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?... more

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 12 2015 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... more

How Do I Insure My Jewelry In Florida?

Nov 3 2015 Jewelry often represents either a substantial investment or an important emotional attachment-sometimes it includes both. Whether you want to protect your grandmother's pearls, your dad's old Rolex, your... more

What Should You Do If You Are The Victim Of A Hit And Run?

Oct 20 2015 A car crash is scary and frustrating, but things are even worse if the other driver speeds away instead of stopping to take responsibility for his or her actions. Knowing what to do in the event of a hit and run... more

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Oct 12 2015 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... more

Bradenton Beach: 7 Safety Tips

Sep 23 2015 Bradenton Beach is located on the beautiful Anna Maria Island. Ranked high on The Best Beaches list, Bradenton Beach offers spectacular sunsets, opportunities for quality rest and relaxation, and a laid back... more

What To Do Before And After A Hurricane

Sep 18 2015 Hurricanes can be scary and stressful, but there are things you can do before and after a hurricane to make the experience as painless as possible. Here's what you should know. Before A Hurricane - Prepare your... more

How To Protect Your Home When You’re Away

Sep 1 2015 Home burglaries can result in destruction of property, loss of valuable items and lots of stress. While you can't completely control the actions of others, there are many things you can do to deter burglars. In... more

Health Tips for the Summer

Aug 10 2015 Enjoy yourself while keeping your body healthy this summer by incorporating these 3 simple tips into your summer routine. 1. Drink Mindfully - Heat and humidity can take their toll on your health during the hot... more

What Should You Do To Prepare For A Natural Disaster?

Jul 16 2015 There is nothing you can do to prevent a natural disaster, but there are many things you can do to prepare for one. Being prepared will help you keep your family safe and minimize damage during an emergency. Here'... more

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

Jul 2 2015 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)... more

10 Tips for Staying Focused on the Road

Jun 18 2015 Driving distracted is dangerous and deadly, not only to yourself but also to the other drivers you share the road with. In 2013, 3,154 motorists were unfortunately killed in an accident involving a distracted... more

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

Jun 10 2015 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... more

What to Do After a Car Accident

Jun 2 2015 In the moments following a car accident many people experience shock and trauma, which can negatively influence critical decisions. Understanding what to do in the minutes and hours after an accident can help you... more

What to do After a Flood: 6 Important Steps

May 13 2015 Recovering from a flood can be a traumatic, drawn-out event. All 50 states in the US have experienced flooding in the past five years; therefore, it's important to know how to properly recover from a flood in the... more

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Florida

Apr 7 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Bradenton, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for reorganizing and... more

How to Protect Your Car From Thieves

Feb 25 2015 In the modern world, there is nothing quite like your car to help you get from place to place. And because our cars are such an asset to our lives, it is important that they are protected. Car theft is quite... more

Where Should My Kids Sit In The Car? When Is It OK For A Child To Sit In The Front Seat?

Dec 31 2014 It might surprise you to learn that the safest spot in the car for a child is the middle of the backseat as long as it has a proper seatbelt. Why is the backseat so much safer than the front for children? It's... more

4 Winter Ladder Safety Tips for Hanging (and Taking Down) Christmas Lights

Dec 26 2014 Some of us only take the ladder out twice a year-to hang Christmas lights, and to take them down again a month later. If this describes you, then you could probably use a refresher on proper ladder safety. By... more

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Dec 18 2014 As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't... more

How to Prepare for Flu Season

Dec 11 2014 Don’t let flu season this year hit you like a ton of bricks. Although catching a cold may seem inevitable, it is actually quite avoidable. Here are a few ways to prepare yourself so nothing catches you off-guard.... more

Winter Driving Tips

Dec 3 2014 Driving is a very habitual practice, and many of us get into a routine with our driving technique. This can make the idea of traveling to a place with harsh weather seem daunting. While driving on unfamiliar roads... more

7 Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

Oct 8 2014 As temperatures change, cold and flu season begins, making it imperative to be on your guard at all times in order to stay healthy. Here are a few tips to help you avoid catching colds during the fall season. Get... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Oct 3 2014 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water – especially in the summertime.It's a great thought, of course. But,... more

How to Create a Fire Escape Plan for Your Family

Oct 1 2014 At school and in the work place, a fire escape plan is a must, but in the home, we often forget the importance of having a plan in the case of a fire. Keeping your family safe in a fire requires a clear plan so... more

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