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Hurricane Season & Home Break-Ins: Top Tips To Weather The Storm And Keep Your Home Safe

With coastal summers come the risks of hurricanes. Hurricane season spans from June to November on the East Coast and the heavy rains, winds and storm surges associated with hurricanes have the potential to cause severe damage to your home. According to CoreLogic, a property information and analytics company, 6.8 million homes along the Atlantic [...]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Top Tips To Keep It That Way

The holiday season is here and you know what that means!! Decoration season is upon us. Whether you opt for a more conservative decoration style or go all “Christmas Vacation” during the holidays it’s an exciting time of year! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 15,000 injuries related to holiday decorations [...]

Recent Fire Extinguisher Recalls: Was Yours Recalled?

According to the most recent NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) data, in 2010 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,331,500 fires. These fires resulted in 3,120 civilian fire fatalities, 17,720 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $15,478,000,000 in direct property loss. In residential fires, fire extinguishers successfully put out 80% of fires. To highlight the [...]

The Story Behind Auto Insurance Rate Increases…..& What YOU Can Do About It

There will come a time in the not too distant future when auto insurance rates will drop significantly.  Autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer by decreasing, and maybe one day eliminating, car accidents.  In the meantime, we are being faced with a different reality of more accidents and higher auto insurance industry rates.  Why [...]

Top Trail Safety Tips For You And Your Pup This Fall!

Move over summer! Fall is officially here and with fall comes cooler nights, brisk breezes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and walks in the woods to admire the beautiful fall colors that surround us.  It is the perfect time to get out and enjoy a nice walk with your fur-babies. State parks are wonderful places to bring [...]

Keep Your Home Cootie-Free: Top Tips To Avoid The Cold And Flu This Season!

With the end of summer, the beginning of the school year and the on-set of colder months, cold and flu symptoms begin to pop up…and spread! Being sick is never fun! Check out these top tips for avoiding the flu this season: Avoid Close Contact. If you know that someone is sick or has recently [...]

Fall Is HERE! Check Out These Fun & Budget-Friendly Events In Hampton Roads

Ready or not, autumn is here! The leaves are beginning to change, the kids are back in school and soon the weather will be cooling down. Friday, September 22nd marked the official first day of fall and along with that comes fall festivals, pumpkin patches and the start of the holiday season!  Check out this [...]

“There Is Only One YOU”: The Credit Hack That Invalidated This Statement (Were YOU Hit?)

We live in a society that places merit on virtually everything we do, from simple achievement, to life accomplishments, there lies some form of documentation of our lives.  The world we live in consists of oversharing our thoughts, food choices and lifestyle via the internet.  However, when it comes to our financial and personal identification, [...]

Bye-Bye Stress… Hello Organization!

Life gets pretty crazy.  Not only are we juggling the kid's after-school activities, sporting events and homework....we also have our own agendas including meetings, deadlines, and other important things that make us wonder exactly who signed us up for this whole “adult-ing thing”? While time is definitely not slowing down for us to play catch-up, [...]

Hurricanes, Storms and Flooding… Oh My! Are You Prepared in the Event of A Natural Disaster?

Katrina, Sandy, and Andrew are some of the names of the most recent devastating hurricanes that have hit the US.  Each hurricane season brings the potential for mass destruction to our area, especially since we live so close to the coast line.  Undoubtedly, we will see some effects of Hurricane Harvey, which is set to [...]