Holiday shopping? Tips for the store or online

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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 to protect yourself and your identity.

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Personal insurance: Trends in construction costs

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Reconstruction cost – or replacement cost – is the cost of hiring a contractor to replace your home as it is, using materials and design of the same or similar quality. This amount is not the same as market value, which is the value of comparable homes that have sold in your area. Your home’s current reconstruction cost could be very different from its market value.

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How to select a roofing contractor

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Is your roof looking worn or damaged? Has a storm come through your area recently? If your roof is not in good shape, it’s a good idea to replace it quickly to prevent damage to your home.

Replacing your roof can be a large financial decision, so you’ll want to find a roofing company that will do the job quickly and efficiently. But how do you pick one?

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Poison prevention: Safety tips for parents and caregivers

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More than 2 million people – about half of them under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Be prepared in case of an accidental poisoning.

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Keeping up with the seasons: Time for fall tasks

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We’re less than four weeks from the start of fall: time to start thinking about some annual tasks if you live in a part of the country with seasonal temperature changes. Our bloggers have you covered. Here are some posts from the past that can help you through the change of seasons.

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Cars on campus: Tips for college students

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College students may be in unfamiliar territory when they take their cars to campus. Our video has tips to consider before venturing out.
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Tasting rooms and tours: Consider guest safety first

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Most breweries, wineries or distilleries offer tours and a tasting room where guests can enjoy a sample of the product or purchase drinks made on-site. These operations present a different set of exposures than a typical beverage manufacturing facility. If you own a beverage business, closely evaluate your operation to ensure guest safety.

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