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Twelve Days of Christmas Safety

With neighbors vying to take home the title of "Best Display" in the -- official and unofficial -- house decorating competitions in communities across the nation and families preparing inventive holiday meals and a few...

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Avoid Common Heating Mistakes This Winter

‘Tis the season for tossing logs into the fireplace or cranking up the furnace. While winter hasn’t officially arrived, it’s close! Heating your home during the winter months can be costly. One of the most relied upon...

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Buying your Family Home

There are plenty of elements to consider when making the decision to buy a home, but those considerations shift slightly if a buyer wants to begin a family in the house. After all, parents with young kids have different...

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Why You Should Be Thinking Ahead About the Costs of Alzheimer’s Care

Why You Should Be Thinking Ahead About the Costs of Alzheimer’s Care We never want to think of ourselves or a loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. However, the fact is that over 5 million Americans are...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns,...

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Staying Safe On Your Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle can be a ton of fun but it can also be quite risky if you aren't very aware of the dangers on the road. Whether you are new to riding or a seasoned veteran it never hurts to refresh yourself on some...

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Keep your chimney in shape by having it inspected

It's officially fall! Do you love this time of year? Kids are back in school, the leaves are changing colors, and the weather is hopefully a bit more bearable. Cooler days are followed by chilly nights though. Does your...

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If Mother Nature knocks over a tree in your yard, do you have insurance coverage?

Hurricane season has started. Although we at Schatz Insurance are in the midwest, this time of year still has us thinking about storms, safety, damages, and cleanup. The safety of you and your family is most important,...

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Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care

Research suggests that the majority of adults over the age of 65 in the United States will need long-term care at some point in their golden years, so it's best to start planning now - especially considering the...

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9 Tips To Start The School Year Off Right

Around the country school is starting. This can be a stressful time of year for students, parents and teachers. You can help minimize stress and ease everyone back into their daily routine by following a few easy...

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Protect Yourself! Get A Daschcam

This week's blog post is actually just a quick video from YouTube. It goes over some reasons you may want to get a dash cam and some tips on selecting one for yourself. Basically, dash cams have reached a price point...

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Protect Your Home From Theft This Summer

Are you planning on taking a trip this summer? For many families, summer vacation is the ideal time to take a trip. Whether you are gone for a long weekend or a couple of weeks, your home is vulnerable while you are...

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Tips to save you money on utility bills this summer

So summer is in full swing. If the heat wasn't an obvious sign, some of you may have noticed based on your bills. With summer started,...

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Living Well With Dogs and Cats

In the insurance industry we deal with new home buyers a lot. When people get a new home they often shop for new insurance as well. Finding the best coverage for your new property is a great idea, but home buying is...

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Insurance Tips For New College Graduates

You may be prepping for finals, but graduation is right around the corner. Work hard and keep it up. Once you are done with your papers and exams and you have your diploma in hand it may be time to start thinking about...

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Spring Driving Safety Tips

Spring is here and the weather is finally starting to get nice. While the warmth is a welcome change it does present some dangers, especially to drivers. Melting snow can reveal potholes, heavy rains can start quickly...

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Sump Pump Spring Tips

Spring is coming quickly! If you are a homeowner or renting a home you should be checking on your sump pump. For those of you who don't know, a sump pump is a small appliance installed in a basement or crawlspace. A...

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