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VIN Etching: Deter Car Thieves

Apr 24, 2019

Since 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has required that every vehicle manufactured and sold in the United States is assigned a vehicle identification number, commonly called a VIN. The purpose of VINs is to help law enforcement trace and recover stolen vehicles and parts, as each VIN can be tracked back to a single vehicle. Edmunds notes […]

Play It Safe at the Amusement Park

Apr 23, 2019

As the weather warms up, many families are looking forward to spending quality time together at amusement parks. After all, few things are more fun than the adrenaline rush of a mega-coaster, water slide or other theme park attraction. Every year in the United States, almost 370 million people visit amusement parks and enjoy over 1.7 billion rides safely, according […]

Drowsy Driving: Tips for Avoiding the Risk

Apr 17, 2019

If you’re feeling tired, you may want to think twice before getting behind the wheel. Statistics show that a fatigued driver is three times more likely to get into an accident, says the National Safety Council (NSC). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving results in approximately 90,000 crashes per year. Learn about some of the people who may risk driving […]

How to Check and Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Apr 15, 2019

Windshield wipers can be an overlooked part of your car’s safety system. If your wipers are not working properly, it may be difficult to see the road or other hazards when it rains or snows. Faulty wiper blades can be ineffective and even smear your windshield, potentially creating visibility issues. Some simple, regular maintenance can help ensure your […]

Get Prepared During National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Apr 12, 2019

Warmer weather can entice motorcyclists to get back on their bikes and out on the road. And since May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, it’s a great time for riders to help ensure that each ride is both safe and enjoyable. Consider these tips on protective gear and safe riding techniques before you take your motorcycle out on the road again: Equipment […]

How to Create Your First Budget

Apr 9, 2019

Whether you recently received your first paycheck or you’ve been working for a while, learning to manage your money can be one of the best decisions you make for yourself. Budgeting can be complex, especially once you start to think about things like saving for a down payment on a home, putting money away for retirement and paying for insurance. Taking the time to […]

Moving Guide: Printable Moving Labels

Apr 9, 2019

There’s a lot to keep track of during a move. These printable moving labels may help you keep boxes organized, movers on task and you from hearing, “Where does this box go?” every few minutes. Just download the labels and then print them at home. You can find more helpful tips and printable checklists in our Ultimate Moving Guide. Originally published on October 1, 2012.

How to Care for Your Most Important Yard Tools

Apr 4, 2019

Take care of your tools, and they’ll take care of you. That’s solid advice if you consider that well-maintained tools may make outdoor tasks easier (just try slicing through tough sod with a dull shovel). By properly maintaining your yard tools, you may be able to use them for years. Follow these basic tips for caring for your […]

How to Save Money When You’re Dining Out

Apr 4, 2019

Most people have probably heard that opting to buy food at the grocery store and cook at home is a good way to save money. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to get out of the house and enjoy a meal with friends or family. But over time the cost of eating out can add up. Consider these tips for saving […]

Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes

Apr 2, 2019

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’re well-established, there are always potential financial challenges — from affording a first apartment while paying off student loans to saving for retirement. It’s important to establish good habits, or you may end up treading water instead of meeting your financial goals. Setting priorities and avoiding […]