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Tips to make your home safer

We’re fortunate enough to live in a time of unmatched safety and comfort. However, it’s all too easy to overlook the more mundane dangers that still exist in our homes. Though they rarely grab headlines, threats such as fire, carbon monoxide and falls leave thousands injured or worse every year. Thankfully, many of these dangers ...

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How to stop the sale of your credit info

You’re probably used to receiving a steady trickle of credit card, car insurance and other financial offers in the mail. When you apply for a mortgage, however, that trickle can quickly become a deluge of marketing phone calls, emails and letters.

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Who to notify when you move

When moving to a new home, an important step is to provide your new address to everyone who needs it. However, remembering every person, company and institution that needs to know your address can be a challenge – especially when you’re in the middle of a move. While your exact list of necessary contacts may ...

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How to create a home fire safety plan

While fire safety technology and firefighting techniques are more advanced than ever, the ultimate responsibility for fire safety in your home still falls on you and your household. The smallest errant spark can spread through a home in minutes, and if caught unprepared, children and adults alike may not know how to respond.

How to – make your home safe for trick-or-treating

Halloween can be just as much fun for adults as for children. As a homeowner or renter, however, you may have at least one serious responsibility on Halloween night: making your home safe for trick-or-treating. With excited, costumed kids parading to your front door at night, you’ll want to take some basic steps to keep ...

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