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If others depend on you for financial support, part of your financial plan should include how you will provide for them in the event of your death. To help you decide which option is the best for you, we’ve covered the basics.

The Basics of Life Insurance

If you are married, it’s important for both spouses to have a life insurance policy. If both people bring in an income, a death can be a difficult financial loss. Also, if a stay-at-home parent should pass away, expenses...

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According to the U.S. Surgeon General, most Americans should log 10,000 steps per day to reduce the risk of disease and help lead a healthy, productive life. Consider using a pedometer, a device used to track how many steps you take.

Use these stair-use recommendations to help reach your daily 10,000 step goal:

  • When you need to use the restroom at work, walk the stairs to another floor to do so.
  • While at work, at the shopping mall or other...
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Be Prepared

No one ever plans to have their car break down, but you can plan ahead to deal with it safely. Read on to learn about some helpful hints to help you remain safe and injury-free should you get stuck on the road.

If your car breaks down, your safety should be your primary concern. Consider these safety tips:

  • Move your vehicle to a safe area before getting out to check on damage or to make a repair. If you were involved in an accident, signal to the other...
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Women are particularly at risk of developing problems in their reproductive organs and should make efforts to reduce their risks by engaging in regular screenings, examinations and tests to detect problems early on. Read on for some preventive care recommendations.

  • Mammogram - Women should have a mammogram every one to two years after age 40.
  • Pap Smears - Women should have their first Pap smear at age 21 and...
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Snowmen, snow angels and snowball fights are fun activities for children and the young at heart. But being outside in cold temperatures can have an adverse effect on your health if you are not careful. Frostbite is a common ailment for those who have prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and low wind chill factors.

Though everyone is at risk of developing frostbite when outside in winter, some are more susceptible than others. In fact, children, the elderly,...

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Quiet Vehicles Pose a Risk to Unaware Pedestrians

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 vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly than gas-powered cars and can pose a serious risk to unaware pedestrians.

Starting in 2019, a new law will require electric and hybrid vehicles to emit alert sounds whenever they’re traveling at or...

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Making children smile with a new toy brings a lot of joy to parents and relatives during the holidays, on their birthdays and those “just because” occasions. Although toys are designed for play, not all of them are safe for children depending on their ages and developmental progression.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requires toy manufacturers to meet specific safety standards and label products according to these specifications.

Here are...

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Being a defensive driver means driving to prevent accidents in spite of the actions of others or the presence of adverse driving conditions. In other words, defensive driving means that you are ready for any and all surprises on the road.

To avoid accidents by practicing defensive driving, follow a three-step process of seeing hazards, understanding potential defenses and acting in time.

  1. See the Hazard: Think about what may happen as...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this nasty habit kills over 480,000 people each year and this number continues to rise. With all the health risks associated with smoking, it’s important to extinguish your smoking habit for good! Here are some suggestions to get you started on your journey to being smoke-free.

  • Quitting has dramatic beneficial effects on your health within minutes.
  • After 20 Minutes: Blood...
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Fall is right around the corner, and, as the weather changes, it’s important to prepare your home and identify potential problems before they arise. Consider performing the following annual fall maintenance tasks to ensure your home is safe and ready for the months ahead:

  • Have your heating system cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician. Clean and replace the furnace filter if needed.
  • Insulate water pipes in areas exposed to cold temperatures.
  • Check for...
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