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March 18, 2019

Spring Break Sun Safety Tips

March 11, 2019
best office plants

6 of the Best Plants for Your Office

March 4, 2019
tips improve home security

10 Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

February 25, 2019
Cold Weather Car Hacks

Cold Weather Car Hacks

February 11, 2019
Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

February 4, 2019
productive work week tips

Do These Things Over the Weekend for a More Productive Week

January 28, 2019
cold weather animal safety

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

January 21, 2019
snow day activities

Snow Day Activities

January 14, 2019
sledding safety tips

Sledding Safety

January 7, 2019
winter storm prep

What to do Before, During, and After a Winter Storm

December 31, 2018
keep your new year's resolutions

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions With These Tips

If your New Year’s resolutions from last year have gone unresolved, you’re not alone. Now a new year […]
December 20, 2018
happy holidays from mountain west

Happy Holidays from Mountain West!

Here at our home office, we love the holidays! All throughout the building, you will find holiday spirit […]
December 17, 2018
safe winter driving tips

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Winter storms often bring hazardous road conditions and increase the likelihood of car accidents. You can never be […]
December 10, 2018
prevent frozen pipes

Protect Your Home from Frozen Pipes

Why should you be concerned with freezing pipes? When water freezes, it expands. This expansion puts pressure on […]
December 3, 2018

Money-Saving Energy Tips for Winter

Winter is here, and so are cold temperatures and higher energy bills. Save some money while still staying […]
November 26, 2018
Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

As we enter the hectic holiday season, it’s important consider the safety and happiness of your pets. With […]
November 19, 2018
best winter vacation spots in US

The Best Places in the US for a Winter Vacation

Want to plan a winter getaway? Whether you’re trying to escape the cold or embrace it, there are […]
November 12, 2018
Winter Wellness

Tips for Winter Wellness

As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, it can be easy to want to stay […]
November 5, 2018
Winter Veggies Grow in November

What to Grow in Your Vegetable Garden this November

It might come as a surprise, but November is actually a great time to plant a fall vegetable […]
October 29, 2018
The Origins of Halloween

The Origins of Halloween

Every year on October 31st, children all over the country take to the streets in costume and go […]
October 22, 2018
Protect Livestock during Winter

Protecting Your Livestock in Extreme Weather Conditions

In the Mountain West region, severe weather is not a matter of “what if” but “when.” If you […]
October 15, 2018
stay at home parents need life insurance

Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance

It’s a common misconception that only the so-called “breadwinner” of the family needs life insurance to protect their […]
October 8, 2018
Fun Fall Family Activities

Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Why should summer get all the fun? Fall is a great time to enjoy unique seasonal activities with […]
October 1, 2018
Composting at Home

Composting at Home

Composting at home isn’t as complicated as you may think. Give your plants some love, keep your trash […]
September 21, 2018
8 common car maintenance mistakes

8 Common Car Maintenance Mistakes

Luckily for most of us, you don’t have to be a mechanic to perform basic car maintenance. Auto […]
September 17, 2018
Fall Financial Tips

Fall Financial Tips

Falling leaves and colder weather signal that the year is winding down; but often, our schedules are ramping […]
September 10, 2018

Back to School Safety Checklist

Fall is in the air and children all over the country are headed back to school. Family life […]
September 3, 2018
farm and ranch emergency plan

Emergency Plan for Farm & Ranch Owners

Unexpected emergencies and disasters from severe weather to equipment accidents can happen anywhere at any time. No matter […]
August 27, 2018

Celebrating 70 Years of Service

On this day 70 years ago, the company that would become Mountain West Farm Bureau was founded. Today, […]
August 20, 2018

Agero Roadside Assistance: Now included in your Auto Coverage!

Looking for peace of mind with every mile? With a coverage limit of up to $250, Mountain West […]
August 13, 2018
raising backyard chickens for beginners

COOP, there it is! A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens can be daunting for beginners. If you’ve been thinking about it, it’s important to do […]
August 6, 2018
teen driving tips

Safe Driving Tips for Teens

As the end of Summer approaches, many teens will be hitting the road to drive themselves to school […]
July 30, 2018
tips for reducing AC use this summer

Heat Wave! Tips for Reducing Your AC Use This Summer

The summer season always brings warmer weather, but this summer has been an especially hot one across the […]
July 23, 2018
budgeting tips for college students

Countdown to College: Budgeting Tips for Freshmen

It’s almost August, which means the newest batch of college freshmen will soon be leaving home and moving […]
July 16, 2018
Go Green! 8 Eco-Friendly Habits

Go Green! 8 Simple Eco-Friendly Habits Worth Adopting

Trying to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle? These 8 habits will help you on your journey to going […]
July 9, 2018
cyber security

Cyber Security: Tips for staying safe on the web

Passwords Almost every website that asks for your information requires you to set up a password, which can […]
July 2, 2018

Independence, Yay! Tips for throwing the best 4th of July party

Food The 4th of July and grilling go hand-in-hand. No need to mess with a time-honored tradition! Break […]
June 25, 2018
health benefits of owning a dog

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

According to the ASPCA, 44% of all households in the US own at least one dog, and there […]
June 18, 2018
1940s family

A Glimpse of the Past: Father’s Day 1948

Here at Mountain West Farm Bureau, we’re gearing up for the 70th Anniversary of our founding back in […]
June 11, 2018
car hail damage

Summer Hailstorms: Tips to Protect Your Car from Damage

Summer often brings hailstorms into our area, and we all know how damaging hail can be. According to […]
June 4, 2018
Baby in Car Seat

Car Seat Safety: Common Mistakes and Tips

Road trips are a fun part of Summer, especially when the whole family comes along. Installing a car […]
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day 1948

A Glimpse of the Past: Memorial Day 1948

Here at Mountain West Farm Bureau, we’re gearing up for the 70th Anniversary of our founding back in […]
May 21, 2018
memorial-day

Top Tips for a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. While we hope everyone has fun this coming Memorial Day […]
May 14, 2018
bicycle-safety

Spring Bicycle Safety

Bicycling is one of the best ways to stay in shape, see the sights, save money on gas […]
May 7, 2018
car-road

Nine DIY Car Care Tips Essential for Spring

April showers bring May flowers, and a whole list of car troubles if you’re not careful. Be sure […]
April 30, 2018
spring-real-estate

Home Staging Tips for Spring

Springtime brings sunshine, showers — and plenty of opportunities for home staging. Make the most of the season […]
April 23, 2018
Young people in the office

Celebrate Admin Professionals Day: Ways to Show Your Appreciation

Administrative professionals play huge roles in a lot of organizations, yet their value is little understood. Celebrate by […]
April 16, 2018
home-in-spring

6 Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Perform these simple maintenance jobs to fend off potential moisture problems, prevent costly repairs, and pave the way […]
April 9, 2018
farm-field

Farm Safety Reminders for Spring Planting

As soil dries and spring planting gets fully under way, remember to stay safe in the fields and […]
April 2, 2018
April Gardening High Altitude

Jump Start Your Gardening Season!

Gardening at elevations of 5,000 feet and higher in the mountainous west presents unique challenges. The high country […]
March 26, 2018
spring-fitness

10 Spring Fitness Tips

It’s been a long, cold winter, but spring is here and it’s time to get fit! The season […]
March 19, 2018

6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Small Business

It’s exactly like regular spring cleaning except it involves way less elbow grease and a lot more professional […]
March 12, 2018
cleaning-equpiment

7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that’ll keep your home cleaner with […]
March 5, 2018
money

8 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money

If you’re expecting a tax refund this year, you need to have a good plan for your money. […]
February 26, 2018
moving-truck

10 Safety Tips for Driving a Rental Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck is a great way to save money on your move, but it’s also a […]
February 19, 2018
icicles

Roof Snow Removal Tips

Several parts of the country are facing snow and ice storms on top of large snow totals, making […]
February 12, 2018

Heating Safety Tips

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported […]
February 5, 2018
winter-home

Winter Energy-Saving Tips

The strategies below will help you save energy, save money, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and […]
January 15, 2018
driving-in-winter

8 Simple Winter Car Care Tips

How can you make sure your car is well cared for during the difficult winter months? We’ve listed […]
January 8, 2018
declutter

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

This time, it’s going to be different. A brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to […]
December 18, 2017
emergency-kit

Build An Emergency Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items […]
December 11, 2017
christmas-tree

12 Home Holiday Safety Tips

As you’re sprucing up your home this season, keep an eye out for these common holiday trip-ups, fire […]
December 4, 2017
christmas-baby

How to Baby Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Check out these simple holiday safety tips for baby proofing your home, including how to decorate and choose […]
November 20, 2017
thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Safety

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes […]
November 13, 2017
winter-farm

7 Tips for Preparing Your Farm for Winter

Winter is coming and it can be hard on both the farmer and animal. The long cold months […]
November 6, 2017
winter-car-rental

Winter Car Rental Tips: It’s Not All About Four-Wheel Drive

Are you renting a car as part of your holiday travel? Some people will tell you to make […]
October 30, 2017

Spooky Truths Regarding Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and […]
October 23, 2017
fall-fitness-tips

10 Tips to Get Fit This Fall

Fall is here. Right now is the perfect time to start a fitness routine that will prepare you […]
October 16, 2017
Fall Leaves

What To Do With Fall Leaves

The chill is in the air and many leaves have fallen from the trees. If lots of leaves […]
October 9, 2017
Winterize Vehicle

Winterizing Your Vehicle

Winter driving conditions can be hazardous due to factors such as snow and ice on the road. While […]
October 2, 2017
October Home Checklist

Your October Home Checklist

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must […]
September 25, 2017
Protect Your Identity

Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Your Identity

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, has launched an investigation into a data breach event potentially impacting 143 million […]
September 11, 2017
Wildfires

Wildfires: Stay Safe, Stay Prepared

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a […]
August 28, 2017
Fall Season Windows

7 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Fall

With the kids back in school and September right around the corner, it’s time to think about how […]
August 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Fun Facts

As people are traveling to see the 2017 solar eclipse, here are some fun facts about the big […]
August 14, 2017
back-to-school

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

As summer break is coming to an end, many parents are gearing up for the back-to-school rush. Starting […]
July 31, 2017
County Fair

5 Reasons To Visit Your County Fair This Summer!

Are you looking for the perfect way to spend a gorgeous summer day? Consider visiting your local county […]
July 24, 2017
Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat!

There are people who find the hot sun and heat intolerable. And when temperatures rise significantly, many lose […]
July 17, 2017
Business Expenses

10 Small Business Costs To Be Aware Of

If the thought of starting your own business and being your own boss is something you’ve always wanted […]
July 10, 2017
Camping Safety

Remember Your Camping Safety!

Many outdoor enthusiasts are heading out into the wild for their summer camping trips. And it is never […]
July 3, 2017
Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a Blast!

Celebrate safely this 4th of July with some fireworks! Using fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional […]
June 26, 2017
ATV Safety

ATV Safety Tips

Many people are getting their ATV out of the garage and ready for the summer! Keep in mind […]
June 19, 2017
Summer Teen Driver

Summer Tips for Your Teen Driver

Summer is officially here! Which means teenagers across the country are out of school and on the roads. […]
June 12, 2017
Road Trip

Summer Road Trip on a Budget!

Looking to take a fun, memorable vacation this summer? This year, you may want to skip purchasing expensive […]
June 5, 2017
Children Seat Belts

Are Your Children Wearing Seat Belts?

According to The New York Times, the most common cause of death in children under the age of […]
May 30, 2017
Grilling Safety

Grilling Safety Tips

Warmer weather is in sight for the high country and most of us are looking forward to firing […]
May 22, 2017
Memorial Day

10 Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day is coming up and many of us will spend the long weekend celebrating those who served our […]
May 15, 2017
Cell Phones and Driving

Cell Phones: A Curse on the Road

Cell phones continue to pose a fatal threat for people on the road. According to CBS News, the […]
May 8, 2017
Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella Insurance: What is It?

CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE A ONE MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT? Protect yourself with Umbrella Insurance before you lose […]
May 1, 2017
Preparing for a Disaster

Preparing for a Disaster

While nobody expects a disaster, everyone should be prepared. When disaster does strike your community, you might not […]
April 24, 2017
Uber Driver

Mountain West and Uber Drivers

UBER transportation has come to Montana and Wyoming and is growing. What exactly is Uber? For riders, Uber is a […]
April 17, 2017
Spring Storms

Spring Storms: Are you ready?

In our region of the world, the weather can by rather unpredictable in the spring. In recent years, […]
April 10, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt Indoors

10 Indoor Easter Egg Hunts for Unpredictable Weather

Spring weather in the high country can be pretty unpredictable, but that shouldn’t stop you from planning a […]
April 3, 2017
Save Money

7 Simple Ways to Save Money

Sometimes it’s hard to just save money month to month and the hardest thing may be just getting […]
March 27, 2017
Vehicle Maintenance

Spring Checklist for Vehicle Maintenance

As winter slowly gives way to Spring and the summer months ahead, millions of Americans will take to […]
March 20, 2017
Crop Insurance

7 Tips for Improving Crop Insurance Coverage

As the 2017 harvest gets closer, farmers with crop insurance coverage need to be organized in order to […]
March 6, 2017
Spring Cleaning Business

5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Small Business Owners

We are headed into the downhill slope of winter, and many across the country are anticipating the warmer […]
February 27, 2017
Home Savings

5 Nifty Tricks for DIY Home Savings

If you are a homeowner or your rent your home, you know that their are many costs of […]
February 20, 2017
spring-real-estate

Tips to Prep Your Home for the Spring Homebuying Season

If you want to sell your home during this year’s spring selling season, now is the time to get […]
February 13, 2017
winter-workout

15 Ways to Stay Motivated This Winter

Finding it difficult to stay motivated for your winter workout? Here are 15 excuse busters to nudge you, […]
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