Last-Minute Road Trip Pointers

Even impromptu getaways require a little advance planning. Your pleasure may be hiking, biking or kayaking. Perhaps you want to attend four baseball games in four towns over a long weekend, or you could be looking to lose yourself in … Continued

Stop Texting and Driving

When it comes to texting and driving, the frequent distractions are turning deadly. Overall, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted motorist in 2012, according to Distraction.gov. Teens are particularly vulnerable, as 21% of drivers … Continued

How to Share the Road Safely

Fatal traffic crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are on the rise. Follow these best practices to reduce the risk of an accident. It’s getting dangerous out there for pedestrians and bicyclists, which means drivers should keep three simple words in … Continued

How to Save on Home Remodeling Costs

If you’ve been thinking about taking on a home improvement project, consider this:
• On average, U.S. homeowners spent $28,030 to remodel their kitchens over the last several years
• While some remodeling projects may seem expensive initially, they can be a smart return on investment and pay for themselves many times over
• There are ways you can save on project costs and maximize your overall return

4 Common Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

Starting a small business can be a highly rewarding, yet highly challenging undertaking. Nearly half of all new businesses don’t make it past the five-year mark, according to the US Small Business Administration (US SBA). If you have aspirations to … Continued

How to Prepare your Home for Storms

Strong winds from hurricanes and tornadoes can seriously damage the structural integrity of your home. Roofing, garages, doors and windows are all susceptible. Homeowners can expect to pay several thousands of dollars to replace a standard roof. That’s a major expense, especially in these challenging economic times. Beyond your home, your car may also be vulnerable to wind damage.

There are preventative measures you can take to protect your home from wind damage before a storm or hurricane hits. Follow our home storm preparation checklist below to protect yourself and your family and avoid costly damages.