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July 19, 2021
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Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Being aware of the precautions that you can take to enhance the safety of night driving can help […]
July 13, 2021
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Tree Maintenance Tips for Stormy Summers!

Tree Maintenance Tips for Stormy Summers! Summer is a wonderful time! The sun rises sooner, the early morning […]
June 21, 2021
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How to Best Prepare Your Home, Livestock, and Land From Wildfires

The best precaution is to make sure that your belongings are covered with an insurance policy in the […]
June 14, 2021
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Using Your Air Conditioning Correctly

The hot summer months are here, and you and your family have probably cranked up the AC to […]
June 7, 2021
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Preparing for Extreme Weather

Summer months bring extreme weather in the form of powerful gusts of wind and pounding hail in the […]
May 24, 2021

Road Trip! Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Road Trip Tips – Let’s face it… quarantine has been hard! With many families looking to rejoin the […]
May 17, 2021
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The Importance of Home Inventory

Whether you’re renting or buying a home, it’s a great idea to keep a home inventory. Keeping of […]
May 3, 2021
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Overcoming the Challenges of High-Altitude Gardening

Gardening in high altitudes carries with it its own challenges. It is possible, however, to grow the garden […]
April 26, 2021
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Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

Here are a few tips for keeping your home organized every room in your house and start taking […]
April 19, 2021
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Retirement Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Many people picture retirement in a negative light. It is seen as the end of an era, when after […]
April 12, 2021

Baby-Proofing Tips

Baby-proofing your home can seem daunting, but it is a very important task. Here are some tips to […]
April 5, 2021
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Last-Minute Tax Tips

It’s that time of year again… tax season! This may not be your favorite time of the year, […]
March 29, 2021
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Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather is warming up. That means spring is here! Here are some tips to get your spring […]
March 16, 2021
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5 Driving Risks Teen Drivers Need to Know

Did you know that each day, about 8 people in the United States are killed in crashes that […]
February 22, 2021

New Agriculture Technology

New Agriculture Technology New agriculture technology and practices that will revolutionize the industry. Agriculture and farming are some […]
January 11, 2021
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home In the spirit of new beginnings, HGTV has consulted the experts […]
December 14, 2020

Tips on building a gingerbread house

10 Best Gingerbread House Tips to Create a Holiday Masterpiece By Kate Trombly O’Brien and Erin Cavoto No matter your […]
November 25, 2020

Tips For Cooking The Perfect Turkey

10 Tips for Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey 1. Choose the right type of turkey for you. Heritage? Organic? […]
November 2, 2020

Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home Checklist By Valerie A. Date Updated: July 29, 2020 Make sure your home is safeguarded against […]
October 19, 2020

Leaving For The Winter

Leaving for the Winter When falling leaves start to hit the ground snowbirds start to get itchy. Winter […]
October 5, 2020
Winter Outdoor Activities

Winter Outdoor Activities

Winter Outdoor Activities GABE GRAYUM Winter is a special time of year for families to get out and […]
September 28, 2020
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Winter Travel Safety

Be Prepared for Winter Driving Prepare Your Car for Winter In addition to annual maintenance, here are some […]
September 21, 2020

Building an Emergency Survival Kit

Building an Emergency Survival Kit Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in […]
September 14, 2020
Hunting

Hunting-What you need to know

Hunting-What you need to know An array of wildlife suitable for hunting may be found on national forests […]
August 31, 2020
Late Season Gardening

Late Season Gardening

Late Season Gardening Fall gardening, or second plantings. Whatever you call this midsummer pursuit, its goal is the […]
August 24, 2020
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Maintaining Your Cabin Exterior

Tips for maintaining your beloved cabin exterior. Your cabin guests are so overjoyed about spending a weekend at […]
August 17, 2020
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Safe Driving for Teens

Safe Driving for Teens Teens are far more likely to be involved in a crash than older drivers. […]
August 10, 2020
Boating and Lake Safety

Boating and Lake Safety

The Beginner’s Guide to Lake Safety: Boating & Activity Rules   While those long lake days conjure up […]
August 3, 2020
Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety is a Two-way Street Do you long for the freedom that comes with riding on the […]
July 27, 2020
Home Buying

Buying A Home

Home Buying: 10 Steps to Success   You’ve crunched the numbers, thought about your lifestyle and made the […]
July 20, 2020
Farm and Ranch Equipment

The Difference Between a Farm and Ranch?

What’s the Difference Between a Farm and Ranch?   If someone were to ask you the difference between […]
July 13, 2020
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How to Prepare Your RV

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO RV SPRING PREPARATION GUIDE TO Preparing YOUR RV Steps to dewinterize your RV RV […]
July 6, 2020

Protecting Your Home From Wildfires

Summer is here and so is wildfire season. Help protect your home from wildfires with these tips. Protecting […]
June 29, 2020

Fourth of July Safety for Pets

The fourth of July is a time to celebrate and stay safe. But keeping your pets safe should […]
June 22, 2020
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Preparing for Severe Weather

11 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather For all the things that humans can control on planet Earth, […]
June 8, 2020

Late Spring to Early Summer Garden Tips

Just as warm sunshine begins to approach, give your garden the boost it needs for seasonal beauty. Here […]
June 1, 2020

Insightful Tips for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner? Here are some tips for small business owners! Insightful Tips for Small […]
May 18, 2020

Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Attacks

Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Attacks Cyber attacks can have devastating consequences for your systems, data, and business. Understanding […]
May 11, 2020

Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Here are some car cleaning tips and tricks to keep your […]
May 4, 2020

Tips for Staying Active During a Pandemic

With many people staying inside due to the coronavirus, exercise is more important than ever. Here are some […]
April 27, 2020

Tips For Working From Home With Kids

Tips For Working From Home With Kids Assess Your Resources For Help With Childcare. You may be able […]
April 20, 2020

Eco-Friendly Living Tips

Earth Day is April 22nd. To celebrate, we\’re sharing our best tips for eco-friendly living at home. centerno-repeat;center […]
April 13, 2020

Discussing COVID-19 with Your Children

News of the COVID-19 pandemic is hard to miss. Your children might not be able to understand everything […]
April 6, 2020

10 Acts of Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful and incredibly frightening; however, stress eating and constant Twitter scrolling might not be […]
March 30, 2020

How to Continue Supporting Small Businesses

While Americans nationwide practice social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are worried about […]
March 23, 2020

Top Tips to Prevent COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine for the coronavirus (COVID-19), so the best way to prevent the virus is […]
March 16, 2020

Make the Most of Spring Break at Home

If you\’re planning on staying home this spring break, you\’re not alone! Many are doing the same due […]
March 9, 2020

Daylight Savings Time Adjustment Tips

Daylight Savings Time wreaks havoc among millions of Americans every spring and fall. Is the time change causing […]
March 2, 2020

Misconceptions About Renter’s Insurance

In the event of a loss, could you afford to replace everything if it were stolen or damaged? […]
February 24, 2020

Put Your Tax Refund to Good Use

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? Give the money a purpose and spend it wisely; here […]
February 17, 2020

Random Acts of Kindness

February 16 – 23, 2020 is Random Acts of Kindness Week! To celebrate, we are asking our customers, […]
February 10, 2020

How to Survive the Flu Season

Flu season got you down? With only five weeks of winter left, there are steps you can take […]
February 3, 2020

Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Frozen pipes are a big deal and can cost a lot to fix! Avoid that expensive damage by […]
January 27, 2020
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Help Seniors Stay Safe on the Road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 19% of people killed in traffic crashes in […]
January 20, 2020

Fewer Distractions, More Focus

You don\’t have to be extreme when it comes to working out – just consistent. Stay motivated and […]
January 13, 2020

All About Homesteading With Jill Winger

Homesteading, a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, is becoming a more and more popular way of life. We reached out […]
January 6, 2020
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What to do When Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow

Winter is upon us, and as much as we\’d like to stay curled up by the fire, we\’ve […]
December 30, 2019

Make a Resolution and Stick to It!

Happy New Year, and welcome to the next decade! Are you thinking about making a resolution this year? […]
December 23, 2019
Fun Christmas Facts

The Origins of Some of Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

Why do we decorate a tree with ornaments, and where did Santa come from? Read on to learn […]
December 16, 2019

Our Holiday Gift Guide

If you\’re still shopping for Christmas gifts, you\’re not alone! Almost half of Americans get their holiday shopping […]
December 9, 2019

Save Energy This Holiday Season

The holiday season is known for running up the energy bill, but that doesn\’t mean it has to […]
December 2, 2019

Be Grateful, It’s Healthy!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We encourage you to continue to express your gratitude this holiday […]
November 25, 2019
Why we're thankful

Why We’re Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! We encourage you to take a moment to think about the reasons you are thankful this […]
November 18, 2019
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Enjoy Your Turkey…Safely!

Thanksgiving wouldn\’t be thanksgiving without the turkey! Make sure you handle and prepare your turkey safely with these […]
November 11, 2019
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Build a Better Business with These 5 Tools

Owning your own business is a significant achievement, and a big responsibility. The right business tools will help […]
November 4, 2019

Save Money This Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner! And so are the costs. With enough planning and preparation, […]
October 28, 2019

Have a Safe Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting time for children and adults! With so much to do, safety can often be […]
October 21, 2019

Should You Invest in a Smart Home?

Smart homes are on the rise, and it\’s no wonder why! Investing in smart home technology can be […]
October 14, 2019
creative pumpkin decorating ideas

Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Fall and pumpkins go hand-in-hand, and carving spooky faces into pumpkins is a beloved Halloween tradition. If you\’re […]
October 7, 2019
Prepare your farm for wet weather

Preparing Your Farm for Wet Weather

Wet weather, rain or snow, is on the horizon! The long, cold months can be hard on both […]
September 30, 2019
Distracted Driving

Don’t Drive Distracted

Phones continue to pose a fatal threat for people on the road. Research by AT&T found that 17 […]
September 23, 2019
Fall Family Activities

Fall Activities for the Family

Happy Fall Y\’all! The season has officially begun, and we\’re more than ready! Are you? Read our 13 […]
September 16, 2019
Fall Home Preparation

Prepare Your Home For Fall

Make sure your home is prepared for the changing seasons and get ready for the cooler days with […]
September 9, 2019
Life insurance facts

The Inside Story About Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness month! Don\’t know a whole lot about life insurance and what it consists […]
September 2, 2019
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Leave No Trace This Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! In celebration of this end-of-the-summer holiday, many Americans will go camping one last time before […]
August 26, 2019
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Back-to-College 101

Heading back to college can be an exciting, yet intimidating time. You’re ready to get back in the […]
August 19, 2019
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How to Preserve Summer Produce

Have your produce, and eat it too – or preserve it! With a little planning, you can enjoy […]
August 13, 2019

Hit by a Hailstorm? What to do Next

Was your property just damaged by a hailstorm? Use these tips to guide you along the process of […]
August 12, 2019

Back to School On a Budget

The school year is here once again! While it\’s an exciting time, the cost of school supplies can […]
August 5, 2019

Wildfire Recovery Steps

Wildfires can cause substantial damage and put lives in danger. The best way to protect yourself and your […]
July 29, 2019

Preventing and Coping with Auto Break-ins

July 22, 2019

Attention All Adventurists!

July 15, 2019

Earthquake Safety & Preparedness Tips

July 8, 2019

Hit the Lake, It Won’t Hit Back

July 1, 2019

Party Like It’s 1776

June 24, 2019

Oh, So Fresh! Oh, So Tasteful!

June 17, 2019

Summer Road Trips 101

June 10, 2019

Father’s Day Fun

June 3, 2019

Thunderstorms: Are You Prepared?

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Grill Safety Tips

May 20, 2019
Parents Texting and Driving

Parents: Do you text and drive?

May 17, 2019
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Preparing for a Hailstorm

May 13, 2019
spring home maintenance checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

May 6, 2019

7 Successful Farming & Ranching Habits

April 29, 2019
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Dealing With Road Rage

April 22, 2019
Get your kids outside this spring

Get Your Kids Outside This Spring!

April 15, 2019
Flood preparedness and safety

Flood Preparedness & Safety

April 8, 2019
lawn mower safety tips

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

April 1, 2019
Safe Teen Driver

The Hard Facts About Teen Driving

March 25, 2019
reset your sleep schedule

How to Reset Your Sleep Schedule

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