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Creating a Tradition of Thankfulness – With Corn

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Creating a Tradition of Thankfulness – With Corn

We have a thanksgiving tradition in our family.  One that has stressed out every new inductee and anti-social teenager. More on that in a minute. I have a ridiculous memory.  I can remember things that not only happen to me, but to others as well.  What I remember about Thanksgiving?  My mom.  Always up in the dark, way before anyone else putting in a turkey.  I remember what the house smelled like, waking up in the morning eating my breakfast while watching the parade.  I remember 2 days before thanksgiving the dining room table laid out...

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Child Safety and Prevention Month

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Child Safety and Prevention Month

More than 2,200 children die every year in the United States from injuries that happen at home. That’s six children every day. November is Child Safety and Prevention Month. Now is the time to be aware of safety precautions you can take around your home so your child is safer all year long. Here are a few things you can do to make your home safer for your little ones. Set up safety gates. Probably the most common safety precaution you can take, these gates will keep curious little ones from going into rooms where you can’t keep an eye on...

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The Holiday Trifecta of Terror

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The Holiday Trifecta of Terror

Can you sense it coming?  Can you feel it in the air?  You must know what I am talking about.  That moment that sweeps over and hits us like a tidal wave! When we are going on our way, content and in a routine and all of a sudden it is upon us – THE HOLIDAYS! Now I understand that there are many different cultural and religious celebrations that happen over the course of November and December.  I am not totally familiar with them all and don’t want to do them any injustice, but I can also imagine that there have been many a mother...

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Cracked Windshields and Comprehensive Coverage

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Cracked Windshields and Comprehensive Coverage

So, a few months ago, we were driving down the highway talking away (ok, I was talking) on our way to church.  As per usual, we were running late.  I know – I don’t understand it either.  As we were about to get off our exit, we passed a large gravel truck.  I knew that our morning was about to go from bad to worse.  A small stone from the truck flew out and struck our windshield.  It was horrible!  It sounded like a concrete boulder had hit the windshield, not the small pebble that it was.  Once we got to church, we got out and...

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6 Overlooked Benefits of Renters Insurance

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6 Overlooked Benefits of Renters Insurance

You probably already know that renters insurance covers all of your stuff if your apartment or rental is broken into or damaged. But there are several other benefits you might not know about that make renters insurance worth the cost. When You’re Not at Home Let’s say you’re traveling to visit family or you’re at work more than you’re at home. If your car is broken into or your personal property is damaged, destroyed, or stolen when you’re away from home, you’re still covered by your renters insurance. Your coverage is usually limited to a...

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Turkey Dangers!

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Turkey Dangers!

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and with it, comes all kinds of good food to eat. If it’s your turn to cook the turkey – or if it’s your first time – make sure you do it safely so that your family, friends, and home make it through the holiday season unscathed. Between handling turkey properly to cooking it safely, there are plenty of potential dangers lurking in your Thanksgiving turkey. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. Safe Thawing Cooking your turkey safely begins with safe thawing. There are three thawing methods that...

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Common House Fire Causes and How to Avoid Them

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Common House Fire Causes and How to Avoid Them

House fires are possible at any point of the year, but they’re most common in the cooler months. As you begin to use your heater more or light a fire in the fireplace, it’s important to understand how easily your home can catch on fire and what to do to avoid it. Here are some common causes of house fires and what you can do to prevent them from starting in the first place. Heating Units Now that the weather has turned cold, your heater will run more often. Depending on the type you use, you may need to take extra precautions. Change filters...

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Reducing Risk in the Workplace

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Reducing Risk in the Workplace

No matter what industry you work in, your business is going to face risks in the workplace.  While some companies may face more risks than others, that does not mean low-risk businesses should pass on the proper protection.  Massachusetts insurance companies are big advocates for safety in the workplace.  We don’t offer reliable workers’ compensation insurance for nothing! If you are ready to reduce the risks in your workplace, look no further.  We have a few tips that may help you do so. Provide your employees with comfortable...

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What Is Limited Collision Insurance?

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What Is Limited Collision Insurance?

There is a coverage that you may not be aware. It is a coverage on your Massachusetts auto insurance policy that can save you some money and give you a little extra protection, too! One of the biggest issues people have is with the price of their collision premium on their policy.  We understand it can be high, but what if you aren’t insuring a brand new car and have no loan? Is it true that something is better than nothing?  We think so! Here is how Limited Collision works: Limited collision is purchased for quite a bit less than your...

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable Behind the Wheel

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable Behind the Wheel

Have you ever been driving down a familiar road and realized that you don’t remember the past few minutes or miles? For many people, driving becomes second nature. We zone out while driving and may overlook or become lax about many safety precautions. It’s like we’re on autopilot. It’s important to always be on alert and to never get too comfortable behind the wheel. Here are 14 things you know you need to do but have to remind yourself to do them when you’re driving. Don’t text and drive. In reality it’s not just texting. Put your phone down...

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