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Basic Dryer Maintenance: How To Clean Dryer Vent Systems

Clothes dryers are responsible for nearly 15,000 house fires each year. And according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of dryer fires is failure to clean lint from the system. We all know the importance of cleaning your dryer’s lint trap to prevent dryer fires. But many homeowners neglect to look beyond the machine itself to inspect their home’s dryer vent....

Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible? It Depends

Tax deductions are a way to lower your taxable income, so you can decrease the amount of taxes that you owe the government. Thinking about the different IRS-approved deductions as you prepare your tax returns may lead you to wonder: Is auto insurance tax deductible? The answer depends on how you use the car and other factors. For specific questions about your own taxes, consult a...

IIHS: The Safest Cars Of 2020

If you’re shopping for a new car in 2020, you’ve got options – lots of ‘em. So how do you make the right choice? Good news: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is here to help with their latest TOP SAFETY PICK awards. The IIHS, a nonprofit research and education organization, conducts crash tests to determine which vehicles do the best job of protecting people in the...

7 Fun Ways You Can Bring The Outdoors Inside This Winter

Winter is officially here. For parents, that means finding new and different ways to keep the family entertained – especially when colder temperatures force you to spend more time indoors. There are plenty of reasons to play outside with your kids, even in the winter months. But sometimes, the limited daylight and unpredictable weather makes it necessary to pass the time inside. Luckily, playing inside...

How To Prevent A Dryer Fire

Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind. But did you know that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 deaths, 400 injuries, and $192 million in direct property loss each year? What’s more, most dryer fires happen in the winter. What can cause a dryer fire? The most common cause of dryer fires is failure to do a thorough cleaning. Because a lint trap...