4 Creative Ideas for Family Movie Night

by Justin Metz on

Movie nights are a great way to relax and make memories with your family. But sometimes, coming up with new ways to keep everyone entertained can be harder than it seems.

As children get older, their interests change. And parents can get tired of the same old thing, too. (Time for a grown-up movie night? Read these tips for hosting a viewing party.)

So, while there’s nothing wrong with popping some microwave popcorn and loading up Netflix… you don’t want your family time to be mundane or forgettable.

Here are some suggestions for turning your family movie night into memories that last:
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4 Business Tips from the Hit TV Show Shark Tank

by Carolyn Sennett on September 29, 2017

If you’re looking for business inspiration, check out the television show Shark Tank

The popular reality show features entrepreneurs who pitch business ideas to a panel of potential investors (aka the sharks). The inventors and small business owners are looking to boost their business growth with an infusion of funding and sales expertise from the sharks. Their 90-second spiels may soar successfully or sink quickly during their televised pitch meetings.

The types of business owners who come to the show to make a deal range from cupcake bakers and food truck chefs to clothing makers and gadget creators. Some successful products that got a huge boost from the show are the Scrub Daddy sponge and the ReadeREST, a magnetic eyeglass holder that stays clipped to a shirt.

So what business lessons can Shark Tank teach us? Here are four TV-inspired tips to help keep your business pushing forward this year. Continue reading “4 Business Tips from the Hit TV Show Shark Tank”

What You Need to Know About Snow Tires

by Erie Insurance on November 29, 2018

Before the first snow falls, you’ll want to freshen up your car emergency kit, check the antifreeze and throw in that bag of kitty litter in case you need a little extra traction.

And speaking of traction: How are your tires?

If you think your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, it’s time to swap them for a set of snow tires. Here’s what you need to know.

How do snow tires work?

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A Dozen Easy Ways to Keep Cold Air from Entering Your House

by Erie Insurance on January 18, 2018

There’s nothing like returning to a warm home when it’s freezing outside.

Yet cold air has many sneaky ways to follow you into your home. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep yours toasty all winter long. These 12 tips will help you keep cold air from entering your house. Continue reading “A Dozen Easy Ways to Keep Cold Air from Entering Your House”

5 Common Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters

by Justin Metz on October 17, 2018

Raising a ladder to dig mud and leaves from your gutters never sounds like a fun job. But if you’re a homeowner, it’s worth the hassle. That’s because cleaning your gutters can help prevent anything from bees’ nests to a bad foundation.

Your gutters and downspouts are designed to divert the flow of water away from your home. It’s an important job, because even a little bit of water can cause a lot of damage.

This year, resist the urge to put off the chore. Need some motivation? Learn about these common problems caused by clogged gutters.

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Top 4 Fall Driving Hazards (And How to Handle Them)

by Justin Metz on October 2, 2018

The start of fall brings a lot of welcome things: a new school year, cooler temps and changing leaves.

You may not notice it right away, but your daily commute is affected by the shorter days and changing weather, too. (For example: Did you know wet leaves can be as slippery as ice?)

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Do I Need To Insure My Engagement Ring?

by Jake Plazony on August 2, 2018

Your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry. It’s a reminder that you’ve found your person and you’re ready to build a life together.

But on the practical side, an engagement ring is a big financial investment. Even if you’re careful, life has a way of serving up surprises. Your ring could slide down the kitchen sink while washing dishes… get swept away in the waves at the beach… get stolen… or even be eaten by the family dog. (Trust us – we’ve seen it all.) Continue reading “Do I Need To Insure My Engagement Ring?”

My Car Was Broken Into. Now What?

by Justin Metz on August 3, 2018

You walk out the door, ready to start your day. Then your heart sinks as you notice broken glass surrounding your car.

Unfortunately, you’re not alone. A car break-in is a scene that too many Americans encounter each year. And after those initial feelings of shock and disappointment subside, you may be left wondering what to do next. Continue reading “My Car Was Broken Into. Now What?”

12 Motorcycle Rallies to Check Out This Summer

By Alex Buczynski on

The arrival of summer signals another season altogether: motorcycle season.

If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect opportunity to bring your bike out of the back of the garage. (Or wherever you had it stored to protect it from the winter weather).

In addition to your usual rides, there are plenty of events for you and your two-wheeled baby to enjoy. Here are 12 motorcycle rallies during Summer 2018 you won’t want to miss (we picked one from every state we do business in). Continue reading “12 Motorcycle Rallies to Check Out This Summer”