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Tips to Save on Home Heating

Winter is coming! Frigid temps mean high heat bills, right? Maybe not! For tips to increase energy efficiency and decrease your heat bill, click here.


Cyber Security Month

Did you know October is National Cyber Security Month? This is a great time to make sure your software is up-to-date and that you have sufficient protection against new threats. For tips from cyber security experts, click here.


Flu Season is Coming!

Flu season is almost here! Flu season is October through May, typically peaking from December through March. Health experts recommend everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every season. There are also many myths about the flu and vaccines. To learn more, click here.


Child Passenger Safety Week

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. If you have a child between the ages of 1 and 13, this is for you! The proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts can help keep your child safe on the road. For tips and resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.


Tamper Resistant Receptacles

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, each year approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick keys, pens, paperclips and other small items into electrical outlets. Outlet covers or caps are a common tactic to prevent this from happening, however studies show this is not an effective solution. Instead, you might… Read more »


Beware of Flood Damaged Vehicles

It’s a sad reality in the months following flooding: flood damaged vehicles being refurbished and sold by resellers. It’s estimated that a half million vehicles were flooded in Texas and Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey, and more could be with the approach of Hurricane Irma. For tips on avoiding flood damaged vehicles, click here.


College Prep Tips and Tools

It’s that time of year when college students pack up and head back to campus for another year of school. There’s a lot to think about when heading to college, from safety to what to bring to what to eat and so much more. For a list of tips, tools and other resources for college… Read more »


Protecting Aging Drivers

Did you know? According to the Insurance Information Institute, drivers age 65 and older accounted for 18% of all traffic fatalities, higher rates of fatal crashes, based on miles driven, than any other group except young drivers. Older drivers are often very safe drivers as they are more likely to wear seat belts, less likely to… Read more »


Road Trip to New England

Looking for a fun end of summer road trip? Head to New England and check out the area’s many lighthouses! Click here to learn more.


Consumer Action Handbook

Did you know? USAGov has released the Consumer Action Handbook, an extensive tool that covers topics such as advice for making a purchase, public resources, how to file a complaint, and contact information for offices, organizations, agencies, etc. Click here to learn more and to view the Consumer Action Handbook.