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A First- Apartment Checklist

You found your dream apartment and signed the lease. Congratulations! It’s time to move into your first apartment—what an exciting journey it will be. While you might be ready to jump head-first into your new place, you'll need some essentials to start your journey off right. There are a lot of items you need for your apartment. Let’s walk through the basics of what you will need to crush your first apartment move.

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Escape the Coronavirus Craze This Summer on an RV Trip

The cancellation of concerts, sporting events, and large gatherings in 2020 has created a lot of time to kill, and with kids being out of school and many parents working from home, most of us have been filling the hours with Netflix binges. While the large-scale closures and limited plane travel this year may have thrown a wrench in your vacation plans, there are still ways to get out and enjoy some time away this summer.

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Stay Safe on the Water with These Boating Safety Tips

It’s officially summer! Time to soak up some sun and stay cool by going to your favorite water spot. If you own a boat, chances are you’re already a summertime enthusiast. There’s nothing quite like hitting the water on a quiet morning ahead of an all-day fishing trip, or seeing one of your kids stand up on water skis for the first time. Whether you’re an avid boater or a weekend wake warrior, it’s always a good idea to review some boating safety tips to keep you, your passengers, and your boat safe this summer.

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5 Common Myths About Hurricanes

As you may already know, the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and runs through November 30, but what you may not be aware of is that the 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be an above-normal season in activity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlook for this season includes 13-19 named storms, with 6-10 predicted to become hurricanes, and 3-6 predicted to be classified as major hurricanes1.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Hail Damage

Most of us have experienced the inconveniences that can come with bad weather, but hail storms can turn into much more than a minor inconvenience—they can become dangerous quickly. Hail, a precipitation made of solid ice, is distinct from sleet, and can do grave damage to property. According to TheWeatherChannel.com, hail storms can occur at any time during the year, but they occur most often between February and July, and it’s usually difficult to predict exactly where a hail storm will hit until about an hour before it occurs.

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6 Ways to Cut Expenses and Tighten Your Budget

Many of us have found ourselves in unprecedented situations. Some of us are working full-time from home, homeschooling our school-aged children, and providing full-time childcare for younger children that may be unable to attend daycare in the midst of COVID-19 closures.

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7 Tips to Reduce Fire Hazards in Your Home

For as long as humans have been cooking with open flames inside of a shelter, we have been trying to mitigate the risk of fire in our homes. A residential fire is a homeowner’s worst nightmare—damage to property is often total, and the safety of loved ones and pets can be in jeopardy. Each year, fires are responsible for over 2,500 deaths and $7 billion in property damage.1

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Connect to Safety with a Smart Home Security Systems

Perhaps the most defining technological trend of the past decade has been the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things refers to anything that is connected to the internet, and specifically, everything that is interconnected with and has the ability to “talk” to each other.

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The Top 10 Flood Markets

Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States,1 and unfortunately, many Americans do not have flood insurance to protect their homes and belongings. The following states have the most homes in the highest flood risk zones.1 Hover over each state to view declared [as defined by The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)] floods and natural disasters that have occurred since 1953.2

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Is Climate Change Increasing the Likelihood of Severe Weather?

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, it left over 200,000 damaged homes in its wake, and caused $125 billion in total damages. Of the houses and businesses affected by the storm, 80% were located outside of the 100 year flood plain. The vast majority of these property owners did not have flood insurance.

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