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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or emerging trends, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review or some other surprise. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

How smart are the smart toys you'll be buying for your children this holiday season? They'll likely be smarter than you think -- and you have no idea what information they're passing back and forth on the Internet. The situation has...

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

The recent data breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax has left many people wondering if they need Identity Theft Insurance. 143 million personal records and 209,000 credit card numbers were accessed. Most adults in the US and a...

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

With cooler weather on the way -- and already here for some of us -- you may be thinking of hauling that space heater out of its summer storage spot to add some warmth and comfort to your home. But hold it right there. Did you know...

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

How long do you spend staring at a screen -- computer, TV, tablet or phone -- every day? According to latest estimates, the average is 11 hours a day. And that's given rise to a new scare about the effects of so-called blue light that...

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

They say moving home is one of the most stressful experiences you might have to deal with in your lifetime. It's tough enough without running the risk that the firm you hired to transport all your possessions might not take care of...

 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The water filter most of us have in our refrigerators and other drinking water systems can make a big different to the quality and purity of the H2O that most of us imbibe. But although we may appreciate this, many of us don't follow a...

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Cloud Backup" sounds mysterious, but simply means storing important digital files in a secure online repository. If catastrophe strikes (fire, robbery, flood, etc.) you still have access to an up-to-date copy of your data, even if the...

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Did you know that identity theft victims spend an average of 600 hours, and spend nearly $2,000 out-of-pocket, just to recover from the crime? With well over 50 million victims in North America last year alone, the likelihood of having...

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Incidents involving dog bites, or even more severe attacks, especially targeting toddlers, are on the rise. Around five million bites are reported every year in North America -- 4.5 million in the US and half a million in Canada. Often...

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Most people who buy homeowner’s insurance realize that a standard homeowner’s policy will include protection for personal liability. But what most people don’t realize is that this part of the policy will only cover...

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I read some horrifying stories lately about ransomware -- malware that freezes business computer systems until a ransom is paid. Seems that it's very easy to get infected. So, I'm passing on 5 tips on how to avoid this menace, which...

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

This month, we have an alert -- this time about the dangers of youngsters playing with toys or handling books in a doctor's office waiting room. According to the American Academy Of Pediatrics, toys like stuffed animals, are difficult...

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How are you coping with finding new talent for your business? If you're like most employers, it's tough out there, isn't it? But here are a few tips that could get you moving in the right direction: Cast the net. Interview when you...

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

What would you say is the biggest cause of distracted-driving car crash deaths? You'd probably say cellphones. But you'd be wrong (they're in second place). Almost two thirds of death-crashes are due to letting our minds wander! You're...

 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

What happens if you're held responsible for an accident and the liability costs exceed the limits of your auto or home insurance policy? You have to find the rest yourself and that could mean a lien on your home, the loss of other...

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Most of us are drowning. In clutter, that is. And it just keeps getting deeper, doesn't it? Like most everyone, I'm always making promises about clearing stuff out and making a fresh start. Is 2018 going to be the breakthrough year, I...

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Do you work more than 46 hours a week? If so, yikes! Watch out for your heart health. Research I saw recently said people who work more than this amount are at much greater risk of heart disease. That's one of many reasons it's vital...

 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

If someone asked you to guess what is one of the biggest sources of homeowners insurance liability claims, you might be shocked to learn it's dog bites! Yep, $600 million worth of them every year. And the claim rate is rising...

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

It's bad enough that most of us have to struggle with managing our own weight. But what do you do when you suspect your pet has a weight problem too? Well, you can take heart that you're not alone. According to the Association for Pet...

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

As Top Tens go, it's hardly a chart you'd want to wallow in, but knowing the location of the 10 germiest places in your home could save you some serious trouble. Any guesses? Many of them are not where you'd expect, according to...