Saving for College

College can be a wonderful experience. It can open the door to many career opportunities. However, tuition is extremely expensive, and many college-age students need help paying the full cost. Here are a few ways to put money away for your child’s college education. Begin Saving Immediately A “full” college tuition is overwhelming to think…

Staying Safe in the Sun

July is a great time to be outside. However, when the sun is in full force on the warmest days of the year, you’re more susceptible to its harshest rays. While It’s good to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is good, it’s important to be safe and protect your skin. Apply Sunblock Before You…

Avoiding Tenant Lawsuits: How to Protect Yourself

Buying a small second home or apartment building to rent out to others can be a great way to generate extra income. With many tenants, issues usually don’t arise. The job of overseeing their concerns isn’t a typical 9 to 5 schedule, giving you flexibility. While you can have flexibility, renting out a property comes…
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Keeping Your Car Safe

Michigan’s crumbling roads cost an average of $865 per motorist, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Beyond avoiding potholes, here are some tips to help your car avoid damage longer and keep it in good condition. Park Away from Other Cars Do you like squeezing into an open parking spot? Most of us don’t enjoy that…
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Make Sure Your “Dream Home” Is a Safe Home

If you’re looking to buy a new house, there can be a lot to think about. With factors such as where you work, where your kids go to school, and where you can shop for food and other basic needs, just finding a good location can be difficult. It can be a relief to find…
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Protecting Your Pool

Summer’s just getting started. Relaxing by your pool in the backyard or going for a swim can sound relaxing. If you own a private pool, there’s a lot of work that can go into it. Here’s a few easy tips on how to keep your pool safe and secure. Invest in a Pool Cover Water has…
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3 Tips to Keep Your Lawn Looking Great

A good lawn can be one of the most attractive features of a home. It’s a place for you and your family to grill, play frisbee and enjoy weather on the good days. However, a good lawn requires care. Small animals and weather can pose as threats and cause damage to an otherwise well-kept lawn.…

Everyday Savings

Very few people can live without budgeting. It’s a valuable life skill that many use to save money. Are you looking for ways to get as much as you can on a small budget? Check out these helpful tips on what you can do to easily reduce unnecessary spending. Use Coupons It’s a common tip…
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Protecting Your Personal Information

We have a lot of information online.  Whether it’s banking history or social media, our online presence is out there. Unfortunately, we have a lot to protect from identity thieves who use this information to pose as us. Don’t let yourself become a victim of identity theft. Use these tips to keep your identity, home…

Trench Hazard Protection

In 2016, 23 trench-related deaths were reported. This is almost triple the eight that were reported in 2012. If you work near trenches, don’t become another statistic. From our partners at Cincinnati Insurance, here are a few OSHA-compliant tips you can use to keep yourself safe if you work in and around trenches. Use Protective…