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Tips to make your pet’s holiday travel enjoyable and safe

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Pets are a big part of many families. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 43 million households own a dog. That means, as the holidays approach, many dogs will be going on road trips. Depending on where you travel, allowing your dog to sit on your lap while driving may be illegal. Some states consider this a form of distracted driving and require pets to be in proper car restraints.

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Nine tips to stay safe in busy parking lots this holiday season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Retailers love this time of year when consumers venture out in droves to do their Christmas shopping. This time period can make or break their entire year.

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Eight online shopping tips to keep you safe this holiday season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches, people begin visiting local retailers looking for that good deal or special gift. Others may choose to avoid the crowds and shop online.

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Six ladder safety tips to keep you safe during the holidays

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As Thanksgiving approaches, holiday decorations will begin lighting our neighborhoods. With the dark days of winter here, I enjoy the extra light. It may also be the last time of the year to clean out leaves from your gutters.

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Nine tips for storing your “fun summer car” for the winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you live in the Midwest, you probably noticed a flurry of activity in your neighborhood. Neighbors are busy raking leaves, preparing their patio furniture for winter, and bringing in hose reels.

If you have a fun summer car and you don’t want it to see winter road salt, now is the time to prepare it for winter storage. Unfortunately, the nice warm temperatures are probably gone until next spring.

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Airbag defect - is your car one of 30 million recalled vehicles?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In 2015, many news stories focused on automobile recalls. One of the major stories still in the news is the recall of vehicles with Takata airbags. Takata airbags have a known defect that causes the airbag to explode, sending metal throughout the passenger cabin. Takata airbags have been linked to 7 deaths and nearly 100 injuries in the United States. In the U.S., the recall affects more than 30 million vehicles manufactured by 10 automakers.

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84 tips to keep your family safe this fall

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM

I recently met a couple from California who were in Wisconsin visiting family. I shared with them how much we enjoyed visiting California and talked about the different cities we visited and some of the things we experienced. They told me how lucky my family and I are to live in the Midwest. They don’t experience significant season changes where they live so they really enjoyed our fall colors and the cooler temperatures.

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Choosing the right wheelchair ramp for your home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 27, 2015 11:08:20 AM

As our parents get older, we become more involved in their care. Some of the help we provide is simple, like helping them pay their bills or taking them to a doctor’s visit. Other health needs may be more demanding physically, financially, and emotionally.

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Six tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In a few weeks, kids in costumes will be roaming your neighborhood on a mission to fill their bags with goodies. While this is a fun tradition, it’s important to keep your home and yard safe so your Halloween visitors stay safe, too.

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Do You Uber?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Uber is one of the fastest growing companies today, offering a ride share service similar to a taxi but used with an app on your smartphone. Uber uses your phone’s GPS system to detect your location and connect you with the nearest available driver who will then take you to your destination.

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