"An insurance policy may have a good price, but poor value."

- John H. Connors

How To Pack a Car Safely

As the summer months approach, so too, do thoughts of hitting the road for a family vacation. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nine out of 10 Americans drive to their travel destination.1

If you are among those planning to hit the road, remember that safe driving starts before you even leave the driveway. Securing luggage, maintaining vehicle balance and keeping clear lines of sight from the driver's seat are key elements in packing your car safely for the long drive.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you load up your luggage, coolers and other vacation necessities:

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9 Home Security Tips

Did you know that a burglary happens every 20 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI?1

Your home is one of your most valuable possessions, along with everything inside. It is a place you want to feel safe and secure from the potential dangers of the outside world. Employing and engaging in some basic best practices around home security is the first step to help create a secure environment for your loved ones and family.

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6 Household Tasks You Can Outsource to Help Keep the Peace at Home

For many couples today, both partners work long hours and make equal financial contributions to their household. So whose job is it to handle the cooking, cleaning and other household tasks?

Figuring out the best way to divide these responsibilities can be a source of stress. And often, neither partner has the time or energy to tackle their share of the to-do list. But taking advantage of apps and services for meal prep, laundry and other must-dos can boost your mood, ease tension with your partner and give you more time to do the things you love.

Here are six tasks you can easily outsource, plus the best app or service to help you get the job done.

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Protecting Your Home from Lightning

Lightning strikes can be a threat to both property and public safety, causing nearly $1 billion in property damage in the United States each year and claiming dozens of lives.1

Although summer is the most likely time for lightning, it can strike anytime there is a thunderstorm. Lightning generates intense heat that can surge through electronic circuits, burn through plumbing and set structures ablaze2, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III).

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Closing Early

Please note that due to our annual summer employee gathering, we will be closing at 4pm on 6.20.17. We will reopen for regular hours on 6.21.17. Thanks!

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