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7 Budget-Friendly Home Security Tips

7 Budget-Friendly Home Security Tips

The holidays are over, and your wallet may be feeling it. As much as we try to be aware of spending, it’s just too tempting to buy one more gift for friends and family. If your credit card balance is a little higher than you want it to be, you’re probably thinking of ways to save and cut costs. When...


5 Ways to Make a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

5 Ways to Make a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to face that dreaded monster: The New Year’s Resolution.  It’s not a surprise that most people have negative feelings about resolutions. They remind us of all the things we don’t like about ourselves on one expectation-packed day of the year.  We put ourselves under a lot of pressure to change around the...


5 Ways to Secure an Urban Property

5 Ways to Secure an Urban Property

People with large properties have different security concerns than those in cities or neighborhoods. They typically involve not being able to see certain areas that are far from the house, which is where folks like to trespass, dump trash, and hunt illegally. But, what if you live in the city or a neighborhood? You may not have to worry about...


7 Ways to Prepare for Anything

7 Ways to Prepare for Anything

We’ve all been there: Life throws something at you that you weren’t expecting. Whether an inconvenience or a full-blown disaster, at some point we all face circumstances that disrupt our lives. It can be as simple as a power outage or as serious as the death of a loved one. The biggest challenge in these situations is that we’re rarely...


How to Prevent Indoor Fires at Home

How to Prevent Indoor Fires at Home

As we approach the holidays and start making plans to spend time with family in the comfort of home, it’s important to think about indoor fire safety. Unfortunately, about 3,400 people are killed by indoor fires each year, making it the third-highest cause of death in the home. Our houses embody everything we love and cherish, so there are a...


What to Know Before Renting Your Property

What to Know Before Renting Your Property

Rental income from houses, cottages, or apartments can be a lucrative way to make passive income. But it’s not a slam dunk that it’ll be profitable, and it could even cost you money – along with some sleep. There are a handful of things to consider before you decide to rent an existing property, acquire one, or build an additional...


Caring for Elderly Parents: 6 Things You Should Know

Caring for Elderly Parents: 6 Things You Should Know

Any way you cut it, caring for an elderly parent is tough. Besides the demands on your own time, you may also feel a sense of loss for the vibrant person you once knew. Aging parents may express feelings of anger at losing their independence and physical abilities. About 17% of adult children care for aging parents, and most people...


Halloween. Your favorite spooky holiday, or a trigger for sweaty suppressed memories to re-emerge – ones of finding an oversized 11yr old dressed as Freddie Kruger waiting at your front door, perhaps? Just me? Fear not, I have my therapist on speed dial. If, like me, you also have shudder inducing nightmares of Halloweens gone by, today is your lucky...


How to Protect Your Property When Traveling

How to Protect Your Property When Traveling

It’s that time of year when we make plans to be with family for the holidays, and that may involve traveling. Anybody with a large property knows that being gone for even short periods of time is challenging. It’s not like locking the door to an apartment and walking away. There are animals to take care of, yards or fields...


Top 3 Risks to Property Security

Top 3 Risks to Property Security

Owning property can be very rewarding, but also pretty stressful. Whether you run a farm business, a hobby farm, or just enjoy your own little slice of heaven, property security is likely at the top of your list of worries. We’ve outlined a few key things to be aware of when it comes to securing your property and being prepared. ...


Josh Draper is a busy guy. He runs a 200-acre farm, as well as an active video blog about his busy farm life called Stoney Ridge Farmer. When I called Josh, he was out on his tractor. He took a minute to find a shady spot and then shared his story with me… Guardline: Tell me about your property and...


Top 7 Ways to Prepare Your Property for Winter

Top 7 Ways to Prepare Your Property for Winter

Put away your lawn chairs, flip flops, and bug spray. Summer is ending, and that means colder temperatures are right around the corner. Winter can be a great time of the year: all-night conversations around a roaring fire, big family meals that never end, and more downtime inside spent with loved ones. But the chilly season can also wreak havoc...


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