driving distractions

Preventing Teen Driving Distractions

March 17

Like oil and water, driving and cell phone use don’t mix – particularly if you’re a teen.

An estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, according to Distraction.gov. For teens, the statistics were even more frightening – 21% of drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted by a cell phone. Continue reading

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Changing a Flat Tire 101

August 22

When you experience car trouble, it’s nice to know that help is most often just a phone call away. But a little education about some basic car maintenance and repair will go a long way if you’re ever caught in a tricky situation. Continue reading

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Should You Downsize Your Home for Retirement?

August 19

When the kids left for college, you had big dreams for their unoccupied bedrooms. Your daughter’s room had potential to become the art studio you’ve always wanted. And your son’s room? Say Namaste to your new yoga studio.

Now, as you look back, you realize those rooms have barely changed. So moving toward retirement, you’re starting to wonder if you really need all the extra space. To help you make educated decisions about your retirement options, here are four things to consider as you decide if downsizing is the right choice for you. Continue reading