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Marriott Hack: Personal Information from 500 Million Guests Exposed

Marriott Hack: Personal Information from 500 Million Guests Exposed

Marriott International, a hospitality company that oversees one of the largest hotel chains in the world, recently announced that its guest reservation system had been hacked. Marriott indicated that information from approximately 500 million of their guests had been exposed
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E.coli Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Strikes Again

E.coli Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Strikes Again

For your health, it may be best to skip the salad this Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that romaine lettuce is, yet again, unsafe after at least 32 people in 11
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Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

When winter comes and brings the snow and cold with it, it’s time to store your recreational vehicle—or any vehicles that won’t be in use—to avoid damage from the harsh weather and roads and to ensure it’s in good working
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Halloween: Have a Spooky, Safe Day

Halloween: Have a Spooky, Safe Day

Do you remember how much fun it was to get dressed up as your favorite action hero, cartoon character or princess and go door to door for Halloween treats? Well, your children can now experience that same joy. Just as
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Facebook Security Breach Affects Nearly 50 Million Accounts

Facebook Security Breach Affects Nearly 50 Million Accounts

On Sept. 28, 2018, Facebook announced that nearly 50 million user accounts were compromised in a data breach. The breach, which can be traced back to July 2017, is one of the largest in the company’s 14-year history. Facebook Vulnerability
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The Good Student Discount

The Good Student Discount

Teens and young adults often face hefty auto insurance premiums because, statistically, they are more likely to get into car accidents. The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that the crash rate for those between the ages of 16-19 is 2.7
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Home Matters: Preparing for a Vacation

Home Matters: Preparing for a Vacation

Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re on Vacation When preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. To protect your residence while you’re away and enjoy a worry-free trip, keep these tips in mind.
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5 Things You Should Know About Stress

5 Things You Should Know About Stress

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. It can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to
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Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

Electric cars from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers continue to make headlines, but anyone who’s had one sneak up behind them while on foot knows how quiet they are. These quiet vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly
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Insurance Considerations for Newlyweds

Insurance Considerations for Newlyweds

Choosing insurance may not be as romantic as deciding where to go on your honeymoon, but it is one of the most important things you can do as newlyweds. Although most couples are aware of the need to readdress their
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Named Storm Deductibles

Named Storm Deductibles

The heavy rainfall, high winds and storm surges associated with hurricanes and other intense storms can devastate any home, even those located hundreds of miles off of a coast. And, because these storms have the potential to cause tens of
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Safety of Pedestrians

Safety of Pedestrians

It shouldn’t be a surprise that incidents involving vehicles v. pedestrians are usually fatal. Information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveals that, when pedestrian fatalities occur, more than 70% take place in urban settings and they occur at
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Critical Cyber Exploits Affect Nearly All Computers

Critical Cyber Exploits Affect Nearly All Computers

Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data from the cyber exploits. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both
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Common Auto Insurance Terms

Common Auto Insurance Terms

Auto insurance can be confusing at times. Policies often contain a variety of terms that can be difficult to understand, especially for someone without a background in insurance. The following is a list of common auto insurance terms to keep
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Stacked vs. Unstacked Coverage

Stacked vs. Unstacked Coverage

The Insurance Research Council reports that an estimated 1 in 7 drivers in the United States are currently uninsured. As a result, many car insurance companies across the nation offer specific coverage in the event that you get into an accident
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