Chimney Safety Tips

Leaning towards an old wood-burning fireplaces to help cut your heating bill this winter? Before you spark a log you should know, fireplaces and chimneys are involved in 42% of all home-heating fires. So before you use your fireplace, ensure you know how to properly...

Massachusetts RMV to Make Inspection Sticker Changes

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will soon change how it handles late vehicle inspection stickers. The change means that beginning November 1, 2022, vehicles that pass inspection will get a new sticker with the month the last sticker expired, according to...

Proper Chainsaw Safety & Operation

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are about 36,000 injuries caused by chainsaws every year. Approximately 40 percent of all chainsaw accidents occur to the legs and well over 35 percent occur to the left hand and wrist. The average chainsaw...

Do Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance?

One of the primary reasons to buy life insurance is to help replace your income if you have loved ones who count on you for financial support. But if you’re not working at a paying job, should you even bother getting coverage? In a word, yes. Because couples often...

How to Take Care of Your Air Conditioner This Summer

Summer is here and that means increased outside temperatures and consistently high humidity. However, if your A/C unit isn’t working properly, it can lead to more than mere discomfort. Ignoring regular maintenance can turn into costly repairs and replacement. Avoid...

All About Home Inventory

You never know when disaster may strike and all your personal possessions are lost or damaged. Do you know how much your coin collection is worth? Do you know how many pairs of Nikes you have? That’s where a home inventory can help. Having a home inventory can help...

How to Identify, Avoid, & Escape a RIP Current

Beachgoers need to be aware of RIP currents. “RIP” in this case could stand for “rest in peace,” because these currents can be deadly. In the U.S., about 100 people drown in RIP Currents every year. Lifeguards in the U.S. rescue another 30,000 swimmers from RIP...

Beach Safety Tips

Ahh –  The beach!  We love the water, the sand, the sun and the family time to unwind and have FUN!  Staying safe at the beach is very important. Weather and water conditions can change rapidly.  In the blink of an eye someone could be caught in a...

Walking Your Dog at Night

Remember these safety tips when walking your dog at night. Always use a leash This one is non-negotiable. Even if you live in an area without much traffic, and your dog has an excellent recall, you should always leash up at night. Just like humans, dogs get startled...

Tips for Washing Your Car

Remember how fun washing your mom or dad’s car was as a kid? Using the sponges and spraying your brother or sister with the hose was a picture-perfect way to kick off Spring cleaning.   Now it might not be as magical as it was when you were a kid, but washing...