3 Top Tips to Protect Your Home

The saying goes that your home is your castle, so treat it like one. Be sure that the proper measures are taken to protect your home from invading forces. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 2.3 million American homes are broken into per year. You won’t have to build a moat, but do take these precautions to help prevent your home from being a target:

Plant annuals to add color to your yard this summer

Do you want to color your world, or at least your garden? If so, annuals are the way to go. It’s not too late to get transplants into the ground, although the sooner you plant them the better they’ll blossom.

Getaways for the Whole Gang

Family vacations are more than just great fun—they can create a lifetime of great memories. This is especially true when trips include multiple generations. If you’re traveling with your kids and your parents (and maybe even your grandparents), all-inclusive theme parks or cruises could be a great option. But there are plenty of other creative types of vacations that offer fun for your whole family.

Insurance 101: The Umbrella Policy

Does your coverage offer peace of mind on a rainy day? Umbrella insurance provides additional liability protection above what’s covered in your auto and homeowners policies. More simply, it’s peace of mind. Liability means that someone is held responsible for … Continued

4 Summer Safety Tips

Try these tips to keep your family safe this summer. Summer is just around the corner, so you’re probably thinking about buying bathing suits and planning getaways. While you’re at it, mouse over the photos for common-sense precautions that can … Continued

7 Ways to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

These hints will help you reduce energy use along with the temperature. As summer arrives, many people think, “Thank goodness for air conditioning.” That is, until the bill for cranking the A/C arrives. Fortunately, there are many energy-efficient ways to … Continued

5 Questions to Ask at Every Visit to the Doctor

Keep yourself well when you know and use these health answers. No one likes going to the doctor. In fact, most of us put off our annual physicals until illness or pain forces us to go. However, regular doctor visits … Continued

8 Tips to Prepare for a Baby

These helpful things can ease your mind. Having a baby means your life is about to change in weird and wonderful ways. These tips can help get you ready. Learn infant CPR: Becoming certified in infant CPR takes about 5 … Continued

DIY: Build a Great Home Repair Toolbox

Make sure you have all the right tools to do it yourself. A toolbox is so indispensible to homeowners that one should come with every house. But since they don’t, here’s what you need to stock a toolbox that will … Continued

Secrets to Fire Safety

These tips may help you prevent injuries and property damage. Click the blinking red lights on this house to find out how you can prevent and escape from fires.