5 Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

Try these low-tech ways to protect yourself. Did you know that victims of identity theft report spending more than 80 hours and close to $600 to resolve issues related to the theft? That’s what a Nationwide survey showed—and it’s why … Continued

Go Camping in Your Own Backyard

Try these seven steps to keep things safe and fun. And try our campfire recipes to keep your adventure tasty, too. There’s nothing like the great outdoors, and camping is a great way to enjoy the fresh air. If you … Continued

Protect Your Property After a Storm

Try these tips to secure your home if you find yourself with storm damage. Take it from Dorothy. If a tornado or other major storm strikes, the first thing on your mind should be the safety of your loved ones. … Continued

6 Things to Do When You Evacuate Your Home

Take these steps to get yourself and your family to safety. Anything from a major storm to a fire, flood or industrial accident can lead authorities to call for an evacuation—either ahead of the event or in its aftermath. These … Continued

Find More Storage for Your Stuff

Try these alternatives to overstuffed closets and a full garage. Americans spend $1.2 trillion a year on goods and services they don’t really need, according to a 2011 survey. That’s a lot of stuff to find a home for—and it … Continued

Top 3 Carbon Monoxide Safety Steps

Know what to do if you suspect this dangerous gas is making its way into your home. You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide (CO), which is what makes the gas so dangerous. At high levels, it can kill someone … Continued

Protect Your Debit Card When You Travel

Take these steps to protect your card, your identity and your account. Debit and credit cards are both convenient alternatives to cash when you’re traveling. However, your debit card requires special care on the road, since it’s linked to your … Continued

Are You Ready for a Power Outage?

Follow these steps to prepare your home and family in case the power goes out. There you are, just minding your own business, when a big wind comes along and knocks out your power. It can happen to anyone at … Continued

Get Neat and Tidy to Sell Your Home

Straighten and stage your home to make a great first impression on prospective buyers. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. It’s an old saying, but it’s true—especially when it comes to selling your home … Continued

How Your Home Can Help You Save on Taxes

Speak with your tax preparer to find out which of these changes are best for you. Given the state of the housing market, you might think the saying “There’s value in real estate” doesn’t mean as much as it used … Continued