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    Keep Cool — While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

    Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may include yours!) wouldn’t mind spending a little less to keep their homes cool. Because as great as it […]

    September 4, 2020

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    Swimming and Summer are a Perfect Combination — but Make Sure to Include Safety

    When the sun is out and the weather gets warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, lakes, rivers or a backyard pool. But wherever there’s water, there’s also danger lurking beneath the surface, even if you don’t live in an area with alligators or other threats. That danger? Drowning. According to […]

    August 8, 2020

  • Tips for Camping with Pets

    Bringing your beloved pets on your weekend trip to the campground can seem daunting.  Ensuring that your pets are safe is of the utmost importance when spending time in the great outdoors.  Though this list is far from comprehensive, following these tips will start you on the road towards having a great camping trip with […]

    July 30, 2020

  • Top Three Reasons to Invest in a Life Insurance Policy

    Knowing how much insurance coverage you need can be challenging.  And with the burdens of everyday expenses,  life insurance policies that provide great coverage can feel like a distant dream.  However, life insurance does not have to be expensive.  There are many life insurance policies that cost less per month than one trip to a […]

    July 28, 2020

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    Tips for Power Tool Safety

    What would you do without power tools? Well, you’d probably take on fewer home-improvement projects — and probably have a lot more calluses on your hands. Thankfully, you don’t have to do without. But you do have to use tools safely, if you want to do good work and keep all of your fingers and […]

    July 21, 2020

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    What is water backup coverage and why is it important?

    Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair. Water backup coverage is optional coverage […]

    July 8, 2020

  • Summer Activities in the Age of Social Distancing

    There are very few things that have not been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, there are many activities that you can take part in this summer while posing less of a risk to yourself or others. Stargaze. Summer is a great season to start looking at the sky.  Check out this article provided by […]

    July 7, 2020

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    How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

    It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. 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 […]

    June 8, 2020

  • Tips for Avoiding Flood Damage in Northeast Ohio

    Northeast Ohio is in the midst of one of its rainiest springs in recent history.  Homes across the region have thus, unfortunately, begun flooding and experiencing all kinds of water damage.  Now is a good time to ensure that your Homeowners insurance has the coverage that you need in case your home becomes flooded.  Give […]

    May 19, 2020

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 4, 2020