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  1. Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

    Thanksgiving travel by the numbersThanksgiving Day traditions in the United States often include sitting around the table with the family, feasting on turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes, and savoring pumpkin pie, made using grandma’s recipe. The list goes on and on.

    For many people, maintaining this tradition means traveling, which makes the Thanksgiving holiday notoriously one of the busiest travel times of the year. Traveling on Thanksgiving weekend is often synonymous with traffic delays and travel snags at almost every turn.

    If you plan to brave the roads or the rails or the skies this Thanksgiving, check out our infographic for Thanksgiving travel tips that could help make your trip a little smoother.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. Video: Who Needs Life Insurance?

    Video screenshotLife can be unpredictable. That’s part of what makes it so beautiful. Not knowing what lies around the corner can sometimes be scary, but with life insurance protection you can rest assured that no matter what the future brings, your loved ones have greater financial protection.

    Who needs life insurance? People who have loved ones who depend on them financially should consider getting coverage. Life insurance can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved ones will have financial protection should the unthinkable happen to you.

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  3. Do You Need Accident Protection Insurance?

    Ambulance lightsAccidents by their very nature are unexpected and unintentional. When incidents result in injury or worse, the costs associated can often exceed a family’s income. That’s why it’s so important to have some kind of protection in case the unexpected should occur. Accident protection insurance can provide a financial safety net against accidental death or a disabling injury, helping you and your loved ones to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.

    Do you need accident protection insurance? What’s the difference between accident protection insurance and life insurance? Here are some considerations:

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  4. Minding Your P’s and Q’s: An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Manners to Children

    Young girl drinking teaPhrases such as “Don’t put your elbows on the table,” “Chew with your mouth closed,” and “Please say ‘Excuse Me’ if Mommy is talking to someone and you need her attention,” are probably all too familiar to children and parents. When trying to instill good manners in their children, parents may often feel like a broken record and that they’re not getting through to their kids.

    It’s important to remember that polite behavior, like many other behaviors, is not something that your children are born knowing but rather something that they are taught, and that they learn during successive stages of development

    Here are some age-appropriate guidelines for teaching manners to children:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. 5 Thanksgiving Day Activities for Families

    Grandfather and grandson playing footballHaving all of your loved ones together on Thanksgiving Day can be wonderful. It can also be stressful, especially if you are trying to find ways to entertain your guests while preparing a delicious feast for everyone to enjoy.

    If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may want to be armed with activities for family fun, particularly if young ones will be present. Here are some tried and true activities that can keep the kids busy either before or after the meal, or both:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips