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    Don’t Give Up the Ship! Protect Your Boat From Theft

    Thousands of boats and personal watercraft are stolen each year in the U.S., according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. But, even if your boat remains exactly where you left it, expensive items on board can present an inviting target for thieves as well. Luckily, protecting your valuables – along with your watercraft – isn’t […]

    July 18, 2016

  • Lovely calm evening for camping in the Prince William Forest

    Keep Your Campsite – and Your Gear – Secure

    Camping today is just a little different than it was, say, 20 or 30 years ago. Back then, you brought some gear, some food and some clothing – just enough to sustain you for a weekend or so in the outdoors. And, you left your electronics at home. (To be fair, it was much harder […]

    July 15, 2016

  • Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

    If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water – especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need to think about staying safe, even as you enjoy […]

    July 12, 2016

  • 10 Ways to Update Your Home for Less Than a Mortgage Payment

    It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and, whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself. Don’t believe it? Just check out our list of ideas below, […]

    July 8, 2016

  • Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

      The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it pays to be vigilant, particularly if you’re visiting with children. Here are some things to keep in mind […]

    July 8, 2016

  • Disaster Planning for Pet Owners

    A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. Which is why it’s so important to give some advance thought to how you’d handle your pet responsibilities during and after a disastrous storm or other event. Yes, your family emergency plan should include […]

    June 27, 2016

  • Wedding Insurance: Say ‘Yes,’ Avoid Distress

    You’ve fallen in love and plan to say, “I do.” Now your every waking moment is filled with visions of the dress, the rings, the flowers, the honeymoon and more. But, have you thought about insurance? No, it’s not romantic, but it is a practical way to gain some peace of mind. After all, what […]

    June 27, 2016

  • Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

    Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own – if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. We don’t want you walking out your door to an empty driveway or leaving the […]

    May 8, 2016

  • Going Solar? Here’s What to Think About First

    For decades, solar panels have been going up on roofs across America, meaning that nowadays a roof can help protect you from the elements and help insulate you from rising electric costs. For some, the environmental benefit of renewable energy is an added draw, as is the potential to sell excess power back to the […]

    May 8, 2016

  • Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

    It’s just rain – how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after a rainstorm. Add flooding to the mix and suddenly things get much more challenging – and dangerous. In […]

    May 8, 2016