Fireplace Safety & Maintenance

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When the colder temperatures start to set in, many homeowners will turn to their fireplace, wood or pellet stoves as an additional heat source. While fireplaces can provide warmth and comfort, if you are not careful, they can also be a hazard. Keep in mind the following precautions to help ensure a safe winter season. Keep Your Chimney Fireplaces and …

3 Hacks to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s a cliché job interview question that rarely gets asked anymore, but it provides value well beyond the interview. Sometimes, 40 hours can feel like a light week, and we’re so distracted that we don’t take a step back to look at the big picture. But we should. If you don’t know …

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

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Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can …

How Smart Thermostats Can Help Protect Your Home

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Did you ever leave for work without turning down the heat on a blustery winter day? Or head out for a day trip in the middle of summer without dialing down the air conditioning for your dog? A smart thermostat can help you heat and cool your home more efficiently, monitor your energy consumption and let you control your home’s …

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

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Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? And do not forget that tuning up your heating system now can help prevent more costly emergency repairs at the height of a storm, when it can …

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Company’s Data

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A data breach could turn into a catastrophic event for any company, especially for small businesses that may not be prepared for this emerging threat. The 2015 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report found that 60% of all targeted attacks struck small- to mid-sized companies.1 As a business owner or an employee, there are a number of preventive steps you can …

10 Tips for More Secure Apartment Living

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You may not own your home. But, you still want to feel safe in it. So, what can you as a renter do to make your place more secure? Quite a bit actually. With little more investment than a few minutes of your time, these tips may help you reduce the risk of an apartment burglary: 1. Meet your neighbors: …

Insurance for Ridesharing with Uber, Do you know what coverage you really have?

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Since February 2013, Uber has offered ridesharing (also known as Transportation Network Company or “TNC” services) as the lowest-cost, on-demand transportation alternative. Bringing uberX and uberPOOL with ridesharing to market in the U.S. and Puerto Rico has also required robust insurance coverage. Uber’s insurance coverage for ridesharing in the U.S. and Puerto Rico includes as of March 2016: $1 million …