Tips to keep game-day tailgating safe and fun

By Marita Mathe and Stephen Dale Keep the fun in your game-day festivities by following safety steps. Football game day fuels emotions and festivities, whether you’re rooting for your college alma mater or your favorite pro team. Don’t let the distractions of tailgating, friendly get-togethers, the game or your busy neighborhood lead you to disregard…

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Managing the risks while renovating the house

Few undertakings are as financially and emotionally stressful as a home renovation. From major makeovers like adding a new wing to less ambitious kitchen revamps, a potential hornet’s nest of liabilities can sting at any time. The risks begin with hiring the general contractor, increase in volume and complexity during the construction phase, and live…

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7 Tips For Using Power Tools Safely At Home

Most Americans live in or grew up in a home that was built and maintained with conventional hand tools, the most common of which was a claw hammer. Instead of using tools powered largely by muscle and sweat, today homeowners use time-saving tools powered by internal combustion engines, compressed air, electricity, compressed gas and gunpowder.…

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Umbrella insurance: Protection for that nest egg

A retirement nest egg may make you feel like you’ve locked down your financial future, but don’t get too comfortable. Getting hit with a liability lawsuit in your retirement years could turn your life upside down. While your insurance may cover some damages or legal fees, an umbrella insurance plan goes further. It protects you…