- Feb 13, 2018
KEEPING IT CHILL - THE LOWDOWN ON HOME WINE CELLARS
An experienced contractor can help you achieve proper conditions for a home wine cellar.
In a previous article, I discussed the importance...
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- Feb 7, 2018
REMODELING, RENOVATION CAN AFFECT HOME'S VALUE
Remember to mention home upgrades to your insurance agent.
Remodeling and renovation projects can add significantly to the value of...
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- Jan 30, 2018
IN A CAR ACCIDENT? HERE'S WHAT TO DO
Call for medical attention and police assistance.
Nobody likes to think about getting into a car accident, but it can happen to any...
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- Jan 16, 2018
HELPFUL TIPS TO LOCATE A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
Difficulty locating a life insurance policy can increase the burden on loved ones.
After the loss of a loved one, it can be a challenge...
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- Jan 10, 2018
10 WAYS TO GIVE YOURSELF A BETTER FINANCIAL FUTURE
Married couples should talk over finances and agree on a path to proceed.
Regularly examining your finances is a good habit to ensure...
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- Jan 3, 2018
TIME TO DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR PIPES!
Keep the water flowing; prevent pipe freezes.
With winter sending an arctic blast across much of North America, homeowners and business...
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- Jan 2, 2018
TOP 4 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS - AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
This post provided by CyberScout
The transition to a new year is a time for self-reflection. Many attempts to become a better you,...
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- Dec 19, 2017
TIPS TO PROTECT DATA ON THAT SMARTPHONE UNDER YOUR TREE
Protect your data. Pay attention to settings and safe disposal practices.
If you are among the millions unwrapping a slick new smartphone...
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- Dec 12, 2017
IS A DIY SECURITY SYSTEM RIGHT FOR YOU?
Technology can make it easier to monitor your home security and systems.
Keeping your family and home safe with a security system can...
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- Dec 5, 2017
HIGH ANXIETY - DEMYSTIFYING WINE SHOPPING
Look for help in a wine shop with friendly, engaging salespeople.
Even if we love wine, why is it that wine shopping can cause such...
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- Nov 29, 2017
MEMORIES: GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING
The gift of memories with your child never goes out of style.
I have been on a quest to find meaning in holiday gift giving. That means...
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- Nov 21, 2017
TIPS FOR BEING A RESPONSIBLE PARTY HOST
Make activities and food - not alcohol - the focus of your party.
Planning a party can be a big task, especially when you consider...
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- Nov 14, 2017
COULD YOUR PRODUCTS BE SOLD IN CA? REVIEW YOUR LABELS
Manufacturers whose products may make their way into the California marketplace could face expensive trouble if they fail to comply...
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- Nov 7, 2017
ONLINE SHOPPING: TIPS TO REDUCE RISK
Whether you're using a computer or a phone, be cautious when shopping online.
The explosive growth each year in online holiday sales...
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- Oct 31, 2017
QUIZ: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD?
When the rules of the road change, it's up to drivers to keep up. Take our five-question quiz to see how well you've kept up. Answers...
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- Oct 24, 2017
GET YOUR BUILDING IN SHAPE, THEN LET IT SNOW!
Take steps to limit the effects of snow and winter on your building's structure.
Snow can mean more than a temporary loss of electrical...
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- Oct 17, 2017
BUYING WINE FOR FUN-OR PROFIT?
Not every wine increases in value as it ages.
Wine is no longer simply something you drink; wine has become a serious investment commodity,...
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- Oct 11, 2017
PLAN FOR SAFETY LONG BEFORE HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Children can help, but let an adult do the carving.
It's almost that time of year when children look forward to trick-or-treating,...
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- Oct 3, 2017
COMMERCIAL FLEETS FACE DEADLINE TO REPLACE PAPER LOGBOOKS
Electronic logging devices capture hours of driver service, downtime and other data.
Effective in December 2017, the Federal Motor...
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