Seasonal

10 to-dos for home and yard winterization

Scarves. Pumpkin spice lattes. Leaves crunching underfoot. Sweater season is moving in fast, which means it’s time to start transitioning to fall maintenance to make sure your home and yard are ready for winter. The following are 10 things you can do to prepare for the cold and wet weather ahead. 1. Interseed your lawn A summer of heavy use can take its toll on even the healthiest of lawns. If your turf has some thin or bare patches, fall is the... read more

Wildfires and other disasters can be challenging because you rarely get enough warning to develop a plan to protect your family and minimize property damage, much less execute that plan. Thinking ahead can make all the difference — increasing your family’s personal protection and minimizing property damage and financial impact. Four steps that can help: Prepare your family, whether you...

Savvy parents' tips for saving time and money for back-to-school shopping.

The new school year is officially here, and although it’s an exciting fresh start for students and parents alike, it may also cause you financial stress. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the back-to-school season is the second largest shopping season of the year, after the holiday season. And for good reason — on top of...

Preparing for disaster: 9 things you can do now

Are you prepared if a disaster were to hit? If you aren’t, making sure to prioritize this initiative for you and your family is smart. Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. Here are nine things you can do now to ensure you are prepared: Sign up for alerts and warnings. Utilizing your mobile device or computer, you are able...

Air conditioning on the fritz? What to do next

Does your home feel uncomfortably warm, even when your AC is running full blast? You may think you can wait until next season to fix this, but with hot and sticky temperatures still lingering, now is the perfect time to upgrade your air conditioning system. Replacing old ineffective heating and cooling systems can save you money. In addition to...
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