10 Tips to Make Your Home Kid-Safe

Home is where the heart is, and for most people, it’s where they feel safest. Yet for children, the home isn’t as safe as you might assume. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that 3.5 million children go to the emergency room every year for injuries that happen in homes.

Some parents are unintentionally putting their children at risk by making common mistakes in the home.


Heat Related Illnesses can Seriously Cool off Your Summer Fun

 Enjoying fun in the sun is one of the great pastimes of summer. But heat-related illnesses can seriously cool off your summer fun, so it’s important to protect yourself from sun and hot weather while you’re outdoors this season.


Normally, the body cools itself by sweating, but when the weather is particularly hot and humid,


Post-Flood Cleanup Tips

Not all damage from flooding takes place while your home is under water. Long after the flood waters have receded, mold and mildew can present serious and ongoing health issues, says FEMA. Mold and mildew can start growing within 24 hours after a flood, and can lurk throughout a home, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces.


How Traffic Cameras and Cell Phones are Changing Insurance Fraud

It’s Monday morning and you awake to the sound of your alarm blaring. If you’re like a hundred million other Americans, it means it’s time to get ready for work.

Some people get up, get dressed, then wrestle the kids into their clothes and the car to drop them off at school before heading into work,


Summer Presents Teens with More Opportunities to Experiment with Drugs

With summer underway, kids of all ages are enjoying a break from school by spending more free time with their friends. As kids enter their teenage years, summer camp and swim lessons are traded for hanging out with friends, often without adult supervision.

While many parents want to foster independence, the lack of organized activities and adult supervision during these months present teens with more opportunities to experiment with substances.


12 Cyber Security Tips for the Road

Whether in for a long-awaited vacation or heading out on business trip, many travelers take their electronic devices along for the ride. If you plan to travel in the future, keep your devices and data safe with these tips: 

Leave data-packed business devices and materials behind whenever possible. If you don’t think you’ll use it,


Three Costly and Common Mistakes Boomers make with Medicare Coverage

Each day, thousands of people in the U.S. turn 65, and they’re faced with making choices about the Medicare program. Unfortunately, many people’s missteps mean they end up paying too much for healthcare coverage.

“A study published by Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed healthcare journal, estimated that more than 20 percent of people are paying at least $500 too much each year for their prescription drug Part D plans,” says Tricia Blazier,


Watch Out for Vacation Scammers this Summer


Fact: Scammers, identity thieves and fraudsters rarely take a vacation, even when you do.

“When people plan vacations, they let their guard down,” says David Barnhardt of Early Warning, a fraud prevention company. “Fraudsters know this, and they have a whole bag of tricks created specifically for people in a vacation frame of mind.”


Do You Qualify for Disaster Assistance?

With the storms that moved across Texas and most of the country, homeowners and renters in disaster-designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles or personal property as a result of severe storms should know that they may qualify for disaster assistance. According to FEMA, applicants can:

Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov
Apply by smartphone or web-enabled device at www.m.fema.gov



Why Parents Should Teach Teen Drivers about Tire Care

Getting a driver’s license is a pivotal moment for many teens, and with the privilege of driving comes greater freedom and independence. For parents, this can be both a moment of great pride and overwhelming anxiety.

In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that drivers 19-years-old and younger were more likely to be involved in motor vehicle collisions than any other driver on the road.