Pumpkin Carving Safety

There’s no Halloween tradition quite like carving a pumpkin! Scooping out the slimy guts, carving a scary face or a design on the side of the pumpkin, and baking the seeds to eat as a snack is practically mandatory during this season. But sometimes, sharp tools and a hard-to-cut pumpkin can equal painful cuts and

Fire Prevention Week: How Your Family Can Practice Fire Safety

It’s 2:00 a.m. and you awake in a panic. The smoke alarm is beeping as the air fills with smoke. How much time would you and your family have to escape your home? Five minutes? Four? Think again. According to the American Red Cross, you might have as little as two minutes to evacuate everyone

Drop, Cover and Hold On: Earthquake Insurance Basics Every Californian Should Know

Earthquakes strike often and without warning in California, which has an average of 10,000 seismic events per year. Whether you live in San Diego or Eureka, don’t be caught off guard by the next tremblor, because in California, it’s not a matter of if an earthquake strikes, but when and how large it will be.

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break

Should you buy a new or used car?

Before you decide whether to buy a new or used car, it’s important to consider the reasons you’re making the purchase. If you’re simply looking for an economical mode of transportation, a used car may be an option. Price isn’t everyone’s top priority; however, many buyers are willing to pay extra for a car that’s