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Selling your Home? How to Keep the Criminals Away

A news story featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” highlights the vulnerability of homes that are listed “For Sale.” According to the report, unknown teens broke into a home that was listed for sale and threw a destructive party while the homeowner was away. Unfortunately, homes that are listed “For Sale” are often targets for

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When it Comes to Skiing, Don’t Take a Crash Course

Many of us remember the day we heard that Sonny Bono, a California congressman and half of the singing duo Sonny and Cher, had died while on a ski trip with his family in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Bono was no amateur when it came to skiing. In fact, CNN quoted a family spokesperson as saying

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Spinout! How to Avoid Them on an Icy Road

If you live in a climate with cold winters, you may run the risk of encountering icy roads. Even if you’re an experienced driver, it’s a good idea to take precautions to help prevent your car from spinning out on slick pavement. Preparing to drive on icy roads Winter tires may help give your car

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Make Better Home Security Your New Year’s Resolution

Now that 2019 has finally arrived, your home security is going to need some assessment. A lot can change in a year; crime may have increased where you live, and it’s important to stay on top of the best technology to help you deter that crime. This year make it a personal commitment to make

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Fishing’s big freeze: How to stay safe on the ice

During the winter months, a frozen lake can be the center of many outdoor activities, including ice hockey, dog sledding, and ice skating. But another big winter pastime in the United States and Canada is ice fishing. While this favorite winter sport can be fun, it can also be dangerous. In some cases, serious injury

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Heating your wintertime home safely

There’s nothing better than settling into a warm house while the cold wind blows outside. But, getting — and keeping — your home heated may pose a safety issue if you don’t take the right precautions. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading months for home heating fires are December, January and

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Dashing through the snow? Follow these safety tips

Michigan boasts some of the best snowmobile riding options in the country, but every year there are multiple crashes on local roads and trails. For that reason, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has compiled a list of safe riding tips that will help keep riders safe once the snow starts to fly. Always keep

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How to prep your home for the coming winter

As the temperature drops and the chill in the air turns to frost, it’s time to turn your attention to ensuring your home is ready for winter. Much like your car, your home needs some preparation for the upcoming elements, too. Here are some tips to help make sure your abode is cozy, energy-efficient and

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Take to the open road with an auto emergency kit

Emergencies can happen to anyone. Whether you run out of fuel, puncture a tire, or slip off a snowy road, keep a car emergency kit to help you get back on the road safely and quickly. In addition to the items listed below, a cellular phone is highly advised. Make sure your cell phone is

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Homeowners’ big decision: Flood insurance coverage

When Hurricane Harvey stalled over Houston last August, it dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the city and put entire neighborhoods underwater. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott estimated the damages at $180 billion, and many residents found they are on the hook for repairs to their houses. According to an analysis by The Washington

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