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Protect Your Furry Friends with Pet Insurance

If you’re anything like me, your pets are considered valued members of the family, and, like kids, they can be expensive! Between high-quality organic pet food, trips to the groomers, lavish toys, and vet bills, our pets’ bills pile up. According to Investopedia, “There are 179 million pets in North America that create an estimated $58.5 billion in annual spending. Vet care is the third largest expenditure in the category, costing pet owners about $15.25 billion per year.”

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4 Tips for Acclimating to Your New Normal

For most, if not all, of us, “normal” looks pretty different these days. Maybe you’re stuck at home with no place to go. Or maybe you’re an essential worker, tasked with the responsibility to work outside your home, even as the world around us all is, in many ways, unrecognizable. Regardless of our individual differences, one thing we all have in common right now is that because the world has changed, our lives have changed, too.

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Best Practices for Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Let’s face it, we are living in unprecedented times and for most of us, our daily schedule is anything but “normal.” Parents wear many hats. On a day-to-day basis we play the role of a nurse, chef, mediator, and now…. a teacher. Due to COVID-19 and the corresponding school closures, almost overnight many parents have been forced to become an expert in English, math, science, and even P.E.

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How to Create a Home Office Environment in a Pinch

Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and its immediate aftermath, one thing is for sure—we’re all spending a lot more time at home in 2020. For many of us, this has involved abruptly transitioning from the office to working from home. Not having a morning commute is nice, but being able to feel comfortable, stay focused, and be productive at home can be difficult when you’re not used to or set up for it.

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Strengthening Community Connections Amid the Coronavirus

There’s no getting around it—these are scary and stressful times. As we stay at home watching a daily litany of news surrounding the impact of COVID-19, it’s hard not to let anxiety creep in. Widespread social distancing measures have worked to slow the spread of the virus, but they have also left many of us feeling cut off from our communities of support during these unprecedented times.

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Kids Stuck at Home? Try These Fun Indoor Activities

In the midst of the unprecedented life-adjustments Americans have had to adapt because of the coronavirus, everyday heroes are emerging. This includes our healthcare workers, grocery store employees, and the millions of parents whose kids are at home because of school closures.

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How Quitting Smoking Can Impact Your Life Insurance Premium

For nearly half a century, the Surgeon General has been warning the public about the dangers of smoking, and for good reason. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.”1

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6 Steps to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter

In the words of House Stark—winter is coming. Days are getting shorter and the temperature on the thermometer is dropping. To help you survive the coming season, here are some strategies that will help you save energy and money on heating costs, and stay cozy during the coldest months of the year.

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Safe and Savvy Holiday Shopping

Christmas lights are twinkling, holiday music is starting to chime, peppermint mocha coffee is back—the holiday shopping season has officially begun! So, now would be a good time to talk about the potential for theft and what we can do to protect ourselves this season.

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Part 2: 4 Simple Tips to Winterize Your Home

In a recent blog post, we provided a few tips on getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few more to help you stay warm this winter!

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