Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft When Shopping Online

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft When Shopping Online
This holiday season, online shoppers aren’t the only ones who will be looking for good opportunities. So will hackers and scammers hoping to steal personal information from unsuspecting shoppers.  An estimated 95 percent of Americans shop online at least once a year, and this holiday season, with COVID still a concern, about half are expected to do more online shopping. As more Americ...
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A Thanksgiving Safety Reminder

A Thanksgiving Safety Reminder
Nothing says Thanksgiving like the inviting smell of a turkey roasting in the oven.  While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, they can also pose many dangers.  Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires taking place than on an average day.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking equipment fire...
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Essential Safety Tips for This Halloween

Essential Safety Tips for This Halloween
This Halloween, as more kids are expected to get out and trick-or-treat, there are some important things to look out for—and it’s not just the ghosts, goblins, and other creatures that go bump in the night.  Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains a concern. Besides that, trick-or-treating while fun for kids, poses a number of hazards, from walking around the neighborhood at night to the cand...
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Pool Safety Tips You Need to Know

Pool Safety Tips You Need  to Know
If you have a pool, fun in the water is just a few steps away from your house. Pools can be a great way for kids to cool off and spend their free time during the summer. If you’re having a party, pools can be a great draw. They can also be deadly, particularly for children.  “Having an unfenced pool is like having an uncaged lion in your backyard,” Morgan Miller, whose daughter dro...
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The Insurance Center and McCrillis & Eldredge Announce Partnership

The Insurance Center and McCrillis & Eldredge Announce Partnership
Partnership Brings Two, Local Independent Agencies Together to Enhance Insurance Service to Western New Hampshire Bob Sammon, President of The Insurance Center and Chris Eldredge, President of McCrillis & Eldredge, announced that their companies are joining forces. The combined organization will continue to operate under both, well-known brands and will retain both Bob and Chris at the hel...
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The Importance of Insurance for Boats

The Importance of Insurance for Boats
Boat insurance isn’t required by law in New Hampshire or Vermont, but it’s still a good idea to get it.  Like other forms of insurance, boat insurance mitigates risk, protecting your investment and shielding your assets from costly liability claims. Boating without insurance in the hopes that following safety procedures will be enough is just as irresponsible as driving a car without ...
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How to Protect Your Home and Assets While Traveling

How to Protect Your Home and Assets While Traveling
Vacations are supposed to be a time to relax and take a break, but they can also leave you vulnerable to theft, fraud, and unexpected expenses.  Take these steps to ensure you are protected so you can truly relax on your vacation.  Maintain business as usual at your house. If your landscaper comes every Wednesday, make sure he drops by even while you are gone. Have a neighbor ...
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Why Contractors Insurance is So Important

Why Contractors Insurance is So Important
If you’re a contractor, the warmer temperatures of spring are your cue to get started on home renovation projects you’ve been planning with customers.  You probably have a long checklist of things to go through. Finding qualified laborers. Making sure your equipment is in running order. Getting the supplies you need. Managing costs.  Securing contractor’s insurance should be h...
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How to Prevent Spring Showers From Flooding Your House

How to Prevent Spring Showers From Flooding Your House
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but sometimes they also bring unwanted flooding.  In the spring, flooding can also be caused by thawing snow and ice, which is a particular concern in the mountain regions of New Hampshire and Vermont.  Cleaning out a flooded home isn’t just a major headache. It’s also a big hit to your wallet. Just one inch of water could cause...
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Home Improvements Everyone Should Tackle in the Spring

Home Improvements Everyone Should Tackle in the Spring
Once the last snow has fallen, and the deep freezes have passed, it’s time to take stock of what damage winter might have done, as well as catch up on any fall home improvement projects you didn’t get to.  Remember, home maintenance not only has the immediate benefit of increased comfort, it also saves you the cost of expensive repairs down the line. Here are some key areas to focus o...
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