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Tips for preventing a Thanksgiving Day fire in your home

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. However, cluttered counter tops, multiple cooking stations, and..

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Deer hits and increased repair time, what you need to know

Unfortunately for many people, this time of year is the peak for deer and auto collisions. If you’re wondering why, it’s because mating..

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Preventing distracted driving when pets are in the vehicle

Pets are a big part of many families. More than 63 million households own a dog. Because they’re considered part of the family, they often..

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Winterizing your outside faucets and hoses and why it’s important

When the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to start preparing for winter. Important and easily forgettable jobs are draining and..

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Distracted Driving and Halloween Safety

Soon, kids in costumes will be roaming neighborhoods on a mission to fill their bags with goodies. Excitement about Halloween can cause..

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Tips for safely backing up your car

As the amount of daylight decreases it’s important that we adjust our driving habits. Driving in darkness can make normal driving maneuvers..

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Fire prevention tips that can save lives!

October is Fire Prevention Month. Every year in the United States, about 2,600 people lose their lives in residential fires. One of the..

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Tips for protecting your property this fall

With high inflation and supply chain delays, it’s more important now than ever to make sure your home and property are kept up-to-date and..

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Don’t stop taking care of your lawn this fall

Fall has officially arrived! Now’s the best time of year to give your lawn some TLC. Unfortunately, summer heat, drought, weeds, disease,..

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Tips for preventing dorm room theft

A lot of planning and work goes into getting your college student off to school. And no matter what, something always gets left behind.

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Money management tips when moving to a new city

Finances are top of mind for a lot of people these days. If you’re planning to move into a new home in a new city, it’s important to have a..

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What you need to know about insuring your camper

Camping is a great way to spend time with family and friends. There are also several benefits associated with camping, including:  Read More

Tips for sharing the road with school busses

It’s hard to believe September is right around the corner! Where has the summer gone? If big, yellow school busses are driving through..

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How to introduce a new dog to your home with existing pets

If you're considering adding a new dog to your family, it's important to consider how the transition will go for your existing pets. Many..

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How marriage impacts insurance coverage

If your child is getting married, you know how much time, effort, and money are involved in planning a wedding. From invites to menu..

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Five precautions to consider before choosing your window coverings

When you're choosing new window coverings for your home, it can be tempting to quickly pick the choice you find the most aesthetically..

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Nine tips to save on back-to-school clothing and supplies

It’s hard to believe summer has gone by so quickly. The back-to-school ads are in full swing, and families are making their yearly trek to..

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Benefits and tips for building a shed

Sheds have grown in popularity over the years. Not only are they great for storing personal belongings if you run out of space in your..

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Throwing good money away on inexperienced or fraudulent contractors

Whether a contractor is hired for maintenance, renovations, or to repair damage from a covered claim, turning a home or business property..

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ATV/UTV Rider Safety Tips

Recreational vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. With a variety of makes and models, it makes it easier to find the perfect one for..

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Ten safety tips to enjoy summer with your pet

With warmer temperatures upon us, more time is spent outdoors with our pets. If you walk or drive through your neighborhood, more than..

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Wedding guest etiquette tips

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many things have changed. Unfortunately, for those who had a wedding planned, their special day was turned..

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How to stay productive when working from home with pets

As the years go by, more and more people are working from home, whether full-time or simply a few days a week. And while it's great to not..

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Gardening safety

Gardening is one of the best ways to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Many studies have shown gardening can reduce stress, strengthen your..

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Protect you and your family from tick bites

For my friends and family, camping is a favorite pastime during the summer months. Every weekend brings a new adventure at a different..

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What to know about safely driving near semi-trucks

With current supply chain deficits, now it’s more important than ever to drive cautiously and respectfully, especially near semi-trucks. In..

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Navigating the claims process

The last two years have been challenging to individuals and business alike. The COVID-19 pandemic, volatile weather events, supply chain..

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As a motorist, do you understand biking laws?

Bicycling is growing in popularity, especially since e-bikes have arrived on the scene. Bicycling is easier on your joints than other more..

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Inflation and the cost of insurance

If you haven't walked through your local building supply store or tried to hire a contractor in the last two years, then you're in for..

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Graduation etiquette tips

If you’re planning a high school or college graduation party this year, it’s not a small task. There’s a ton of things to do to get ready..

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Protect yourself from unwanted costs associated with condo or homeowner’s associations

If you live in a condo or a home that has a homeowner’s association (HOA), your insurance policy may offer you coverage for loss..

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Eleven simple tips for using your lawn mower safely

While operating a lawn mower is a common task this time of year, it can be dangerous. Flying debris, moving and hot parts, and errors in..

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National Car Care Month inspection recommendations

Did you know April is National Car Care Month? Freezing temperatures, potholes, and road salt can create problems for your car. So, after a..

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Weather Myths: What you need to know

As the temperatures begin to rise, severe storms start to make headlines around the nation. When I was growing up, I remember the weather..

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How baby boomers can save money and enjoy their golden years

Born between WWII and the mid-1960s, the baby boomer makes up 21.9% of the U.S. population. Just after the war ended, there was a notable..

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Spring cleaning tips for your medicine cabinet

Have you ever reached for something in your medicine cabinet only to find it’s expired? I recently grabbed an ointment only to learn it..

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Watch out for that pothole! 5 tips to avoid them

Extreme weather conditions can cause potholes to rear their ugly heads. As you travel to work or to the grocery store, you know exactly..

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Tree pruning tips

With the snow cover starting to disappear, you may be thinking about what projects you need to do in your yard this spring. One of those..

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Cleaning tips for after a home remodeling project

Whether you just finished a home remodeling project or you’re looking to start one, you know there are many things to consider. Cost,..

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Six tips for getting through the rest of winter

After several months of winter weather, most of us are ready for spring. Cold temperatures and  snow have caused accidents, and backaches..

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Tips for driving near maintenance or emergency vehicles

No matter what time of the year you’re driving, it’s likely you’ll come upon a vehicle that’s pulled over on the shoulder or driving..

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Ways to improve your gas mileage this winter

Winter weather can cause many challenges. Snow and ice can make driving difficult. Extremely cold temperatures can make it dangerous to be..

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Watch out for winter home damage

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Your home is also the place where you’ll make the most..

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When is it too cold to wash your car during winter?

If you live in a cold climate, washing your car during winter can be challenging because perfect days can be few and far between. If it’s..

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Ways to stay safe while living alone

There are plenty of pros and cons to living alone. But one of the cons should never be safety. Some areas of the country are more dangerous..

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Tips for buying and using remote car starters

Getting into a cold car can be uncomfortable. In addition, howling winds and blowing snow can make driving your car stressful. Fortunately,..

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Advantages of installing a USB electrical outlet

Has anyone visiting your home ever asked, “Do you have a USB so I can charge my phone?” Or is your family constantly bickering about who..

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Tips for taking down and disposing of your Christmas tree

If you put up a live Christmas tree this year, I’m sure you’re enjoying its beauty and fragrant smell. Once the holiday is over, however,..

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Common holiday accidents and insurance coverage

The holiday season is in full swing. Decorating trees, baking cookies, and wrapping presents are some of the traditions we enjoy...

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Tips to help keep your furnace running efficiently this winter

As we approach colder winter temperatures, it’s important to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you and your family warm. Like other..

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Winter driving doesn’t need to be a white-knuckle experience

Those of us in the Midwest face many types of driving conditions during the winter months ... rain, sleet, ice, hail, and snow, sometimes..

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Stay safe with these Christmas light safety tips

Since my dad was an electrician, I feel like I have a decent understanding of how electricity works. However, every year when I put up and..

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Is it time to replace your Christmas lights?

Decorative outdoor lights for Halloween have become popular. Each year, I notice more lights and elaborate displays in my neighborhood...

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Tips for keeping your tires properly inflated this winter

As colder temperatures settle in, you may notice a warning light lit up on your car’s dashboard. While there are many warning lights to pay..

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Thinking about buying a home warranty? Here’s what you need to know!

In a nutshell, a home warranty is a policy a homeowner can purchase to cover the cost of repairing or replacing many home appliances or..

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Tips for staying warm without turning up the thermostat

As outdoor temperatures begin to drop, staying warm can be tricky. Because we don’t know what Mother Nature has planned for the winter..

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Tips for keeping rodents out of your gutters and downspouts

Have you ever seen a chipmunk crawl out of your home’s downspout? It happened to me earlier this year. While I know it’s important to keep..

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Easy ways to deal with foul plumbing odors

Have you ever walked into your kitchen or bathroom and noticed a revolting smell? Surprisingly, some of the foul smells can be traced back..

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Hoarding and fire safety

Did you know October is Fire Prevention Month? The purpose of this observance is to raise awareness and share fire safety tips that can..

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Insurance coverage for damage caused by pets

If you have pets, you understand the benefits they bring to you and your family. Their inquisitiveness, unconditional love, and playfulness..

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Tips for cleaning your home’s gutters this fall

Depending on the number of trees around your home, fallen leaves can make cleaning your gutters a dreaded task. Slimy, dirty, compacted..

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Tips to avoid hitting a deer while riding your motorcycle

Fall is a beautiful time to ride a motorcycle. Each year, Mother Nature works her magic changing the leaves, leading to spectacular views...

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Healthy Homes 2021: Expert analysis and tips for homeowners

When considering how to best keep you and your loved ones healthy at home, there are many different aspects that come into play. Coupled..

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Important forms to complete before your college student departs home

There’s a lot to discuss before sending your college student off to school. Numerous conversations are needed about the necessities of life..

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Eight signs you’re an aggressive driver

Many people have a mental image of an ideal driving experience. You know, those roll-your-windows-down and feel-the-air-on-your-face kind..

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Tips for sharing expenses with roommates

Whether you’re in college or you’re moving out on your own, living with roommates is a great way to share expenses and save money. However,..

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What to know before sending your student to college with a car

If you’re sending your child off to college, one of your discussion topics may be whether their car is going with them. Depending on where..

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Feeling safe and protected in your home is priceless

Home protection devices and certain types of home construction help you feel safe and secure in your home and prevent the stress and..

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Things to be aware of if your car overheats

If you’re going, or have gone, on a family road trip, you know there are many things that need to be done to make sure your car is in good..

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Twenty-one cleaning tips every pet owner should know

Your pets are much-loved members of your family, but a tribe of furry friends can make it hard work to keep your home clean and odor-free.

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Insurance coverage for solar panels

Solar panels have been gaining popularity and are a great way to save some extra money. The Solar Action Alliance has listed seven reasons..

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Optimizing your home safety

Burglars, injuries, health hazards, and natural disasters are just a few of the possible threats that could compromise the safety of your..

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Protect yourself from these common Fourth of July claims

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday because it means getting together with family and friends. Independence Day celebrations often..

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How to build a grill and barbecue station in your backyard

Love to entertain and cook outside? Then, it’s no surprise you’re a barbecue and grill fan. It doesn’t matter if it’s a summertime party or..

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Ten things to consider when buying a boat

Are you thinking about buying a boat? For many, buying a boat is a dream come true. Days spent fishing, tubing, or just cruising with..

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Nine things to do when building a fence

With the official start of summer near, you may be reviewing your “to do” list to start prioritizing your home projects. If putting up a..

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The three most common fishing accidents and how to avoid them

Fishing is a hobby we turn to, to get away from the craziness of life. Out on the water, it’s peaceful, quiet, and seems like a whole..

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What you need to know about the Kidde smoke-carbon monoxide alarm recall

If you own a home or rent an apartment, there may be a safety device that gets overlooked. That device is a smoke alarm. They’re mounted on..

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The dangers of drowsy driving

Few things are as bad as driving while intoxicated. Driving drowsy happens to be one of them. Drowsy drivers are impaired drivers, and that..

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Are you in the market for buying a Travel Trailer?

With a worldwide pandemic, sales of travel trailers set records in 2020. Unfortunately, many buyers purchased units without knowing some..

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Signs your deck may need repair or replacement

If you have a deck, you know how harsh Mother Nature can be. Hot sun, pouring rain, ice, and snow take their toll. A newly painted or..

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Six red flags to watch for when buying a house

Home buyers are often overwhelmed with many different thoughts and emotions when house hunting that they often tend to overlook certain..

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Water and sewer backed up – now what?

Have you heard about water backup and sump pump overflow as an optional coverage that can be added to your homeowners policy?

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Tips to prepare yourself and your pets for a natural disaster

Natural disasters can strike at a moment’s notice. A normal day can be turned upside down by severe weather causing damage and destruction..

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The connection between life stages and life insurance

Disclaimer: West Bend does not write life or health insurance. However, we thought this blog provides our audience with valuable..

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Smells that may indicate your car needs a checkup

If you have kids, there’s no telling how many different smells can be in your car. While they have no problem bringing things into the car,..

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Four ways to prevent your basement from flooding

Basement flooding might seem like an afterthought or something that won’t occur anytime soon. However, once it does, it leaves a barrage of..

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Tips for staying safe while driving in fog

As we transition from winter to spring, you may encounter fog on your daily commute or while running errands. Fog occurs when Mother Nature..

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Six actionable tips for seniors planning to take a long drive

According to statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, about 29 million Americans of the age 70 years or more are licensed..

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Tips to keep drywall dust at a minimum during home remodeling

If you’ve remodeled your home, you know how messy drywall dust can be. Clouds of fine dust can linger in your home and cause cleanup to..

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Does your insurance cover damage to your vehicle while you’re making deliveries with it?

If you use your personal vehicle for deliveries, will you get a generous tip or a substantial bill for your damaged vehicle?

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Understanding insurance coverage while working from home

The change in how we do business across the nation and the world, has allowed for businesses run out of private homes to become a..

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Tips for staying alive if you fall through thin ice

If you live on or near a lake, you know how much fun you can have participating in winter activities. Ice skating, fishing, and..

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Tips for handling frozen pipes

Have you ever come home to the sound of running water or wet floors? If so, you know this can cause a frantic situation. What you do next..

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Smart thermostat benefits and tips

If you’re making home improvements this winter, you may want to consider adding a smart thermostat to your list. While smart thermostats..

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Reasons to use a humidifier in your home this winter

Winter provides a variety of fun activities to enjoy with your family and friends. However, winter also causes some challenges. One of them..

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Five key estate planning tools

If you’re like the majority of adults in the U.S., you probably haven’t taken steps to create an estate plan. That assumption is based on a

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Enjoy sledding this winter by staying safe

Sledding with friends and family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Not to mention, walking up the hill after an exhilarating ride down..

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Teen winter driving tips and insurance

Unfortunately, every year when the first snowfall arrives, it’s common to see cars sliding through intersections or into ditches. It seems..

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Five ways to have a dog and a clean home

In family debates over whether to get a dog or not, one of the most frequently referenced drawbacks of canine companions is the mess they..

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Seven tips to prevent package theft

Online shopping has increased significantly. UPS, Fed EX, and Amazon trucks are constantly driving through my neighborhood. With holiday..

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How to safely set up an aquarium

Kids love having their very own pet fish to care for, and betta fish are a popular, easy-care choice. But for your family’s new pet to stay..

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Snow blower buying and safety tips

Buying your first snow blower can be overwhelming. There are many models to choose from all with varying features. To make your decision..

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Home improvement projects and insurance coverage

Owning a home comes with both responsibilities and rewards. So before buying, it’s important to do your homework to make sure the home fits..

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Tips for successfully moving your pets into a new home

Moving into a new home can be stressful and exciting. There are so many decisions to make and tasks that need to be completed to prepare..

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Understanding how your personal property is covered by homeowners insurance

We all have personal property and we want to protect it in the event of a loss. But many people don’t understand how it’s covered by their..

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Top financial scams targeting seniors

Imagine your surprise when you get a call from an IRS representative saying that you owe money, and you’ll go to jail if you don’t pay up...

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Tips and tools for cleaning up fall leaves

This time of year, trees put on quite a spectacular show. Their leaves colored in yellow, orange, and red create impressive scenery...

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Six tips to protect your property this Halloween

While there may not be as many kids in Halloween costumes roaming your neighborhood this year, it still may be possible for a scary visitor..

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Reasons to upgrade your electric panel

Have you ever used a new appliance and had the whole house experience a blackout? If you've been living in the same home for years,..

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Winterizing Your In-Ground Pool

A beautiful in-ground pool can create hours of fun with family and friends. It’s critically important, however, to properly winterize the..

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Pressure washing tips to keep your property sparkling clean

If you’re growing mold and mildew on your home’s siding, now’s a good time to clean it. If you’ve never done this before, you may not know..

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Important tree care tips and insurance implications

Planting a tree in your yard can be beneficial to your family. Not only do trees provide beauty, they offer many additional benefits such..

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Will customizing your car make your wallet go up in flames?

Whether you plan to do a custom paint job or add a major modification like a supercharger, customizing your car can have insurance..

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Five signs your home may be unsafe

If you live in an older home, chances are some things may not be working as well as they used to. In some cases, problems in your home can..

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Tips for staining or painting your deck

Keeping your deck looking nice is a tough job. Mother Nature throws a lot of different weather elements at it. As an owner of a cedar deck,..

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Things to consider when choosing an in-home daycare

The first five years of a child’s development provide a good foundation for long-term academic and social benefits so choosing a quality..

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Tips for cleaning your car and keeping it germ free

For my wife, keeping our cars clean has always been a priority. While she likes a shiny car on the outside, she’s more focused on keeping..

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Understanding insurance policy endorsements

While West Bend designs our home and auto insurance forms to be coverage rich, we do practice restraint in automatically including bells..

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When is your hobby considered a business?

With busy lifestyles, it’s often hard to find free time for ourselves. Sometimes, however, we need to purposefully schedule relaxing time..

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Making Time for Your Family While Working From Home

For some, remote working sounds like the perfect work arrangement. You get flexible work hours, escape the office hullabaloo, and have more..

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What to expect with an interior home inspection

If you’re purchasing a new homeowner’s insurance policy, the insurance company will want to inspect your home. They do this to make sure..

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What are roof ventilation issues?

Owning a house makes you realize the significance of ventilation. Improper ventilation in the bathroom can lead to an incessant war with..

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Critical boating safety tips

If you own a boat, now’s the time to start having fun in the sun. If you’re thinking about buying one, there are many benefits to..

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Tips to hit the open road in an RV

Taking a road trip in an RV is a great way for families to spend quality time together during the summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic,..

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How parents can help their teens develop safe driving habits

Learning how to drive is a major milestone in a teenager’s life, symbolizing expanded independence and widened opportunities. While parents..

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Technology to help you train your dog

If you love technology, and you have a new dog that needs training, these two things can go perfectly with the number of gadgets that are..

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Lightning safety tips

A severe thunderstorm has many damaging and life-threatening perils, such as wind, hail, and lightning. Lightning strikes the United States..

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Four smart ways to save dollars on your home’s remodeling costs

This year, many homeowners will start a home remodeling project of some kind. Whether you’re tearing down your kitchen and starting from..

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Get the most out of your grill by cleaning it regularly

For some, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the grilling season. However, if you’re like me, you enjoy grilling out..

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Stay safe while digging in your yard

If the spring weather has motivated you to do some DIY projects in your yard, it’s best to think through your project before jumping into..

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Important home safety tips for older adults

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Once the purchase is made, it doesn’t end there. Maintaining a..

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Five yard care tips to improve your home’s value

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to your home.  And if you’re looking to increase your home’s value, it’s likely..

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Tips for your first motorcycle ride of the season

When the first nice spring day arrives, you may be inclined to pull off the cover, jump on, and go for a ride. However, before you do that,..

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Umbrella coverage – Do you need it?

Do you know what umbrella coverage is? Like an umbrella that covers your head to protect you from the rain, an umbrella policy extends..

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Get your lawn mower in tip-top shape this spring

As the arrival of warmer weather gets closer each day, you’re probably starting to think about yard work and outdoor projects you want to..

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Don’t let unwanted water in your basement turn into a costly mess

While spring showers bring May flowers, they can also bring unwanted water into your basement or cause water backups through your sewers or..

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Underground Service Line Coverage

If you own a home, you know that if something breaks or fails, it can  cause unexpected and devastating expenses. Underground lines that..

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What are the common causes of water damage?

Life just isn’t possible without water. But for all its life-giving benefits, water can also be a very destructive force of nature. If you..

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Tips to help you rent and enjoy a vacation home

No matter where your travels take you, renting a vacation home is a nice option to consider. Having a home with multiple bedrooms and..

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Three things people wish they knew before buying a home

The majority of homeowners will tell you that the homebuying process is exhausting, but also quite exhilarating at the same time. They’ll..

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Tips for saving money while traveling

Traveling, whether it’s for work or leisure, can be pricey. When you're going on vacation with friends or family or visiting a client for..

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Tips for taking care of your jewelry

Whether you’re newly engaged, celebrating a milestone anniversary, or the recipient of a Valentine’s day gift, insuring and caring for your..

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Protect your property and yourself with these snow shoveling tips

Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord, or renter, shoveling snow may be a chore you don’t enjoy. However, in areas where snowfall is common..

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Tips to protect your car from winter damage

Burr, it’s cold outside. If you live in an area that’s cold and snowy, your car might look a bit rough by now. Cold temperatures, road..

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Cyberbullying: what is it and who is most at risk?

Believe it or not, one in three middle-school and high-school students has been bullied over the last few years. As if this wasn’t bad..

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Common winter sports injuries and prevention tips

Every year, people enjoy activities that only winter can offer. Activities include skiing, skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and many more...

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Snowmobile safety tips for all experience levels

Snowmobiling is a thrilling and fun hobby to enjoy during the winter season. It’s a great way to satisfy your need for speed as well as to..

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Winter tires offer huge benefits

If you dislike winter driving, or worse, it creates significant anxiety every time you hear a big snowstorm is about to hit, you’re not..

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Tips for surviving winter weather watches, advisories, and warnings

If you live in an area that experiences cold and snow this time of year, it may feel like a routine nuisance. Drive times increase as well..

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Unexpected benefits of getting a pet for your child

If you’re reading this blog, chances are your child has either asked you for a pet or your family is considering getting one. 

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Winter driving tips for new teen drivers

Letting your new teen driver navigate the roadways alone for the first time, is one of the scariest things you’ll do as a parent. Compound..

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Taking care of your drains doesn’t have to be draining [Infographic]

Homeowners already have packed home-maintenance checklists. Understandably, “taking care of drains” is far down on the to-do list. For the..

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Helpful apps that every pet lover needs

With technology being at the forefront of most people’s lives now, it’s no surprise that a large number of apps have been developed to..

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Five new ideas you can use to keep your carpet clean

Sometimes when you’re cleaning your house you just need a few new ideas to keep yourself motivated. If you find the thrill of trying out a..

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Health and insurance considerations when Alzheimer’s strikes

Did you know that November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? In 1983, president Ronald Reagan created this important observance which is..

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Understanding your headlights can improve your drive

Daylight Saving Time has ended and winter is just around the corner. Now’s the time of the year, we start doing a lot more things in the..

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Five tips for staying mindful when transitioning to fall

Transitioning seasons can be a difficult time in many people’s lives. It’s even more strenuous when going from warm, sunny temperatures to..

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The positive and negative effects of technology on children

Children these days aren’t referred to as “digital natives” without reason. In fact, a report from Common Sense Media revealed that, in..

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Don’t burn your house down when converting to LED lighting

LED lighting technology has been available for many years. However, compared to incandescent light bulbs the price tag was originally..

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Tips for practicing fire safety all year

Did you know October is Fire Prevention Month? The purpose of this month is to raise awareness and to share safety tips that can keep you..

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Choosing the right homeowners insurance policy: a guide for beginners

Some people consider homeowners insurance as a luxury when, in fact, it’s a necessity that every homeowner should have. Without it, you may..

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Tips for storing your boat this winter

For many, Labor Day signals the end of summer. However, summer doesn’t officially end this year until September 23. If you’ve made the most..

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Five important smart tech devices for senior safety

How many times a day do you have to call to ensure that your mom or dad has taken their meds? Probably five or six times. Sometimes, you’re..

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Tips for keeping unwanted pests from entering your home

Are you starting to see bugs or rodents enjoying the comforts of your home? As we transition from summer to fall, many pests are preparing..

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Tips for test driving a new car

Right now, car dealerships are running commercials promoting their year-end clearance events. If you’re in the market for a new car, this..

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Tips for monitoring your children’s smartphone usage during the school year

For many kids, the transition from summer to the new school year can be difficult. The days of staying up late playing games, listening to..

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Nine tips for parents to beat back-to-school stress

Another summer is ending. It’s hard to believe how fast it went by. I hope you’ve enjoyed time with your family and friends and found time..

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Understand your tenant rights before renting an apartment

If you’re heading off to college or you’re a recent college graduate, renting an apartment is another step into the journey of adulthood...

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Fire safety tips to keep college students safe

Sending children off to college for their first year, is an exciting time for families. College allows kids the freedom to make their own..

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Rental car coverage questions and answers

Every year millions of people travel the globe to visit and explore. No matter your destination, renting a car may be a part of your plan...

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Tips for keeping your family and pets safe from the summer heat

As summer temperatures begin to rise, keeping your family and pets safe should be your top priority. If you live in a climate that..

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Protecting your gifts and money during your wedding day

I’m sure you’ve heard the stories of people whose gifts or money have been stolen at their wedding reception. You’re probably thinking,..

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How to stay calm through the chaos of preparing for a move

Did you know, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that nearly 35 million people pack up and move each year? Whether you’re relocating for..

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E-bikes and Insurance [Video]

Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine very vividly. My neighbor and I had matching his and her bikes. I also remember many bike..

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4th of July pet safety tips

More cats and dogs go missing on the 4th of July  than any other day of the year. While pet parents look forward to the cookouts, music,..

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Pool safety: four mistakes new pool owners make

Many homeowners dream of having a pool. But when the day finally comes that they move into a new home that has one or they have their own..

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13 Tips for having a successful garage sale

Whether you’re doing some spring cleaning, decluttering, or moving to a new home, having a garage sale can help you get rid of unwanted..

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Understand insurance coverage for your move

So, you've arranged a moving-in date for your new home; cleared out your junk; organized transfer of your cable, mail, and utilities; and..

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Tips for reseeding bare spots in your lawn this spring

Are you disappointed with how your lawn looks this spring? Do you have bare spots? Harsh winters, insects, animals, and disease can wreak..

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Auto liability insurance limits explained [Video]

Do you remember buying your first new car? Or how about adding a teen driver to your policy? These experiences are often exciting and..

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Staying organized when planning a wedding and a move simultaneously

Having your perfect wedding and buying your dream home are both exciting milestones, full of new adventure and hopeful possibility...

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Motorcycle awareness month safe driving tips for all drivers

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As the weather begins to improve, more motorcyclists will bring their motorcycles out of storage...

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Do you know how insurance covers your fence, deck, and swimming pool when Mother Nature damages them?

Warm spring days are a nice preview of what’s to come as we approach summer. However, spring weather is also very unpredictable...

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Common chemicals to avoid in your lawn care routine

Spring typically conjures up images of running barefoot through the grass. But who wants to run barefoot or roll around in poison? True, we..

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Often forgotten things to clean in your home this spring

Now that spring’s here, it’s time to give your home a post-winter scrub down. While it feels great opening the windows and letting the..

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How to prepare for your first bicycle ride of the season

As the weather improves, you may be thinking about getting your bicycle out of storage for the first ride of the season. Whether you ride..

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Understanding water damage claims and your insurance policy

After a long, cold winter, many of us yearn for the transition to spring. More daylight, chirping birds, increased outdoor activity, and..

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Help your teen driver steer clear of springtime driving challenges

If winter was your first winter with a teen driver, you’re probably relieved spring is here. Hopefully no more ice, sleet, snow, or..

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Keep your pets safe from common household items

If you have pets in your household, you understand the benefits they bring to your family. Their inquisitiveness, unconditional love, and..

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Power strip safety tips for your family

Power strips and surge protectors are a necessity in many homes today. With smartphones, tablets, streaming media devices, and gaming..

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Don’t get stuck paying for a car you no longer drive

Buying a new vehicle can be very exciting. I remember purchasing my first brand new vehicle. Ahh, that new car smell.

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How winter weather affects your car and things to watch for

Just when you think you’ve seen your last snowfall or cold spell, Mother Nature plays another trick on you. Winter weather can make it..

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The different types of sidewalk salt and when to use them

With several weeks of winter left, and then the transition to spring, salt could still play a big part in keeping your property safe. Part..

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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..

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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.

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5 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..

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Common winter injuries and tips to avoid them

During the winter months, Mother Nature can stir up a variety of weather conditions. Howling winds, drifting snow, and freezing rain make..

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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...

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Protect your family from the dangers of radon gas

For many, buying a home is a dream come true. However, if you’ve been through the process, you know it’s not an easy task. You must figure..

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