Get Rid of Roof Leaks Before Winter

While the weather’s still warm, make sure you’ll be covered this fall and winter. Arguably the most important structural element of a home, your roof works 24/7 to protect your family from the elements. But intense summer sun, wind and … Continued

3 Country Roads to Cruise

Fall is the time of year when everyone seems to remember that we live in a nation full of remarkably scenic stretches. Here are three that make for perfect day trips or weekend getaways. Affordable lodging price estimates are provided—and … Continued

It’s National Life Insurance Awareness Month

Find out more about the benefits of this important policy. September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month, and since 44 percent of American adults are opting to go without life insurance, according to the 2010 LIMRA Trends in Life Insurance … Continued

Charcoal vs Gas Grill: The Grate Debate

There’s a great debate going on in the backyards of America. A debate so heated that it pits friends against friends and neighbors against neighbors, and even divides families. What could stir such fiery passions among normally peaceful citizens? Gas versus charcoal grilling.

4 Things to Look at Before You Move In

Even renters have issues to inspect before signing a lease. The excitement of finding a new place to live—or perhaps the urgency of the situation—often makes would-be tenants blind to the faults of the space they are considering. When apartment … Continued

Signs Your Electrical System Might Need Repair

Find out what’s going on with the wiring in your walls. Picture this: It’s a quiet night and you’re calmly reading a classic Stephen King novel in bed when, for no reason, the lights suddenly dim. While the possibility of … Continued

Be Prepared for Emergencies at Home

Mother Nature has been known to suffer from sudden mood swings, and her wrath can be devastating and unpredictable. Because there’s no telling when severe weather will strike, it’s important to have a basic emergency supply kit on hand at all times—and a family plan for how to respond. Follow these tips to get started.

9 People You Need to Know

Whether you’re new to town or a longtime resident, you can benefit from having a network of resources to call on at short notice. Here are the top nine to track down for your list—although you might have a few more or less, depending on your situation and lifestyle.

Why Life Insurance Matters

When the unthinkable happens, life insurance is a key to the future. Before his office opened on April 30, Nationwide agent Nathan Nixon saw a car pull up to the Hayes-Rasbury Insurance Agency in Birmingham, Ala. A young woman in … Continued