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Is your home ready for Spring? This checklist can help

Spring at last! It’s an exciting time of year, but it’s also a time to get things done. While spring cleaning is common, there are actually a few other things you should do to keep your home safe as the seasons change. The checklist below can help you make sure your home is ready for

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Help prevent slips and falls in and around your home

Something as simple as a decorative rug or lamp cord can lead to an accidental fall in your home. That’s why it can be helpful to look at each area of your home with fresh eyes, and work to spot any potential hazards that may cause someone to experience an injury in or around your

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Apartment security tips for Spring and Summer

As temperatures begin to rise and you’re excited for the warmer seasons ahead, it’s still a good idea to remain vigilant with your apartment security. Here are some security tips to consider to help protect your apartment and valuables this spring and summer. Use outdoor lighting and timers Does your apartment come with an outdoor

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Preparing kids safely for Spring sports season

Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children. We know that one of the worst things for kids is being on the sidelines with an injury. As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries – so our kids can continue playing the games

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Protect your identity at tax time

Whether you owe money or are expecting a refund, preparing your own tax return or hiring a professional, tax time can be, well, taxing. The last thing you probably want to worry about is identity thieves tapping into your financial accounts, opening new lines of credit or committing other types of theft or fraud. But according to CyberScout,

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How to protect your debit card from fraud

Debit cards now account for almost 60 percent of purchases made with plastic, and 90 percent of households with bank accounts have a linked debit card. With the increased use of debit cards over cash and credit cards, it is also easier for thieves to steal your personal information. Take these preventive steps to keep

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Why personal security is everyone’s responsibility

The national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper authorities. Police and security forces are hard at work, but public safety is the

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Spring safety reminders for your home

Yearning to get outside? After a long cold winter hunkered indoors, it’s time to get outside and start working on our spring cleaning and home to-do list. As you prepare for the spring and summer months ahead, here’s a handy checklist for you to easily reference to ensure you have a safe and secure home.

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Potholes everywhere! How to handle them safely

It’s an unwelcome sign of Spring across Michigan. Motorists encountering multiple miles of pothole-ridden highways. While a few of them may be small, most of them are quite large and create for a very bumpy, uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous ride to work, school. or shopping. Many potholes are caused when relentless freezing and thawing of

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Choosing a safe car for your teen

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the risk of a car accident is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group. In 2010 alone, nearly 282,000 teens wound up in emergency rooms after wrecks. Some good news: The most important safety feature in a car — the driver —

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