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  • The Top Spring Cleaning Tasks

    Spring is in the air! Everywhere you look, flowers are starting to bloom, leaves are bursting from the trees, and the grass is looking a little greener. Springtime is a favorite season for many here in Northeast Ohio; it’s a time of rebirth and warm breezes carrying promises of the summer ahead. It’s also time […]

    April 3, 2017

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    The Best Questions to Ask When Picking a Mechanic

    “Never trust a mechanic who drives new cars. They’re either charging too much money for their work, or they can’t keep an old car running — maybe both.” —Patricia Briggs, author Okay, maybe that approach is a bit simplistic when your car breaks down and you need to choose a mechanic. But for many people, […]

    March 22, 2017

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    A Primer on Potholes

    Spring is just around the corner, and that means something else might be lurking around the corner, too: A nasty pothole. February, March and April are the worst months for potholes, according to Popular Mechanics, because roads are going through a constant process of freezing, thawing and then freezing again. That can lead to cracking, […]

    March 13, 2017

  • Condo Insurance vs. Homeowner’s Insurance – What’s the Difference?

    When you’re searching for that perfect home, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make. One of the first decisions is the type of dwelling you’re going to choose to live in; buying a home is a major life decision, so you want to make sure you’re considering all your options. Whether you’re looking for […]

    March 6, 2017

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    10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

    Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft. You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re shopping at a legitimate site. Your doctor’s office could experience a data breach. Or, you could come across a […]

    February 27, 2017

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    5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

    Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

    February 17, 2017

  • 8 Things to Get Rid of in a Decluttering Project

    One of the top New Year’s resolutions people make is to organize the home. During the winter months especially, we spend a good amount of time inside, and who wants to look at piles of old magazines or stacks of clothes heaped everywhere when we’re trying to relax? However, there are a variety of reasons […]

    February 13, 2017

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    4 Social Media Tips for 2017

    The Internet and social media in particular have made it easy to share more of our personal lives with our friends. But, it’s also become easier to share with people we don’t even know. Online privacy isn’t just about protecting your personal information — name, address and birthdate — to help prevent identity theft. It’s […]

    January 24, 2017

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    7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

    No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so, you may not have even realized you were doing everything wrong. After all, most everybody […]

    January 4, 2017

  • How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    A brand new year is upon us, which means it’s time to turn over a new leaf, get a fresh start, and decide what we’d like to improve about ourselves in 2017. According to recent research from StatisticBrain.com, 45 percent of Americans make some sort of New Year’s Resolutions—almost half the country! However, of that […]

    January 3, 2017