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5 Ways to Digitize Your Old Home Movies

By home

Memories stay with you for life. But old tapes and film reels aren’t designed to hold them for nearly as long. It’s true that film, VHS tapes and DVDs can preserve your home movies for years (or decades) in the right environment. But even if they’re stored in a cool, dry place, the materials can deteriorate – leaving your memories irretrievable….

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Hydroplaning: What is It and How Can You Avoid It?

By Auto Insurance, safety, safety tips

It doesn’t matter the season: heavy rain and wet roads can occur at any time of the year. That means slick roads, limited visibility and yes, hydroplaning. No matter the weather, having the right auto insurance can give you peace of mind. But hydroplaning can be scary – so it’s important to understand the conditions when it’s likely to occur, and what…

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Is an Animal Living Under Your Porch? Here’s What to Do Next

By home, Home Insurance, Homeowners

As a homeowner, you’ve probably entertained guests who overstayed their welcome. But unlike your in-laws or a former college roommate… an animal that’s made itself at home on your property has no intention of leaving. Some of the usual suspects include raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, skunks or the occasional stray cat. And while they’re just looking for a safe place to…

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What to Do Before a Blizzard

By Auto Insurance, damage, Freeze, home, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners, Personal Insurance, Seasonal Tips, Winter

Severe winter weather can catch us off guard. Even adults sometimes hope for a snow day… but odds are we’re not getting one. In many cases, you still have to brave the cold, clean off your car and get to work. When the forecast calls for heavy snow, it helps to think ahead. Follow this checklist of ways to prepare…

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Here’s What Road Salt Does to Your Car

By Auto Insurance, car insurance, Freeze, Seasonal Tips, Winter

When winter arrives, so do difficult driving conditions like whiteouts and black ice. Road salt helps melt ice, which definitely makes the roads safer. However, there are some definite downsides when it comes to your car. Read on to learn exactly how road salt works—and what road salt does to your car. HOW DOES ROAD SALT WORK? Salt—or in scientific terms, sodium chloride…

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