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Slider crime: Protect yourself from thieves

It’s not entertainment on a slide, a sport on ice or even a small hamburger. Slider crime is much more dangerous and is sweeping the country, particularly in urban cities. A slider crime is a new form of stealing. No longer do thieves simply target vehicles to steal, but their contents, too. And they are […]

When hiring a snow removal service, don’t forget about insurance

After a quiet December, Mother Nature has really created a ruckus in Wisconsin the last several weeks. From significant amounts of snow to extremely cold temperatures, winter’s back! If you’re fed up with shoveling, it may be time to hire a snow removal service for the remainder of the season. If you’ve recently hired a […]

Make sure you’re prepared to deal with your icy driveway

Here in Wisconsin, the weather is consistently throwing us for a loop. Anticipating snow and ice is something we all should do. If you’re looking to avoid an icy driveway this winter, or you’re curious about when and how to apply salt, here are a few tips to get you started: Before salting, make sure […]

Five tips to keep your pipes from freezing

Extreme cold temperatures put your home or business at risk for frozen pipes. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on pipes. When there’s too much pressure on pipes, they burst. Most times, the areas you need to be most concerned about are unheated areas, like garages and basements. Every year, insurance adjusters handle […]

Smart home technology for pets

From smart food dispensers and surveillance systems to ingenious toys and crafty crates, tech-savvy pet products are a booming market. Dog-walking robots may not be a reality yet, but we have recommendations for keeping your pets fed, safe, and busy while you’re away. With smart home technology devices, you can take some of the stress out […]

Eight winter safety tips to protect seniors from injury

Cold winter weather can take its toll on our homes, cars, and bodies. Frozen pipes, dead car batteries, and bodily injuries are common and often require us to seek help from a professional. As we age, cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Plummeting temperatures can lead to, icy sidewalks, hypothermia and other serious injuries. If […]

Holiday shopping? Tips for the store or online

Whether online or in the store, stay alert while doing your holiday shopping. Shoppers are poised to spread their time and money across both online and physical stores this holiday season, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. As you grab your mouse or head out to join the crowd, here are some tips […]

Twelve driving tips for parents with new teen drivers

Are you a parent of a new teen driver? It’s a fact: teenage drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group.Recently, my youngest daughter, McKenna, passed her driver’s test. She absolutely loves her newfound freedom. Sometimes, a bit too much! She isn’t afraid to drive anywhere. I’m constantly reminding her that she’s […]

Prepare your home for winter with this fall home maintenance checklist

For many, the fall season is a busy time of year. High school, college, and professional sports are in full swing. Kids are participating in homecoming festivities, and many families are making trips to their local pumpkin farms. These activities don’t leave much time to get your home projects completed before the snow flies. With […]

Five common appliances that cause house fires

Our homes today are filled with electronics and appliances that make our lives easier and provide us with entertainment. DVD players, big screen TVs, video game systems, and cable/satellite TV boxes overload our electrical outlets and fill up our entertainment centers. If you bought a new appliance lately, you’ll see that technology has changed them, […]