Archive | Consumer Tips

TIP: 10 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Winter

As the first snow fall of the year is upon us, learn the best tips on how to Save money and live comfortably even as temperatures plunge from ConsumerReports.  1. Protect Indoor Pipes According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a burst pipe can cause $5,000 or more in damage. Pipe […]

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TIP: The Complete Guide to Fall Yard Care

Here are some helpful tips from Consumer Reports on how to best take care of your yard before it’s time to stow your mower—and get out your snow blower.. 1. Deal With Your Leaves The first step to dealing with leaves? Deciding whether you even need to collect them at all. There are environmental benefits […]

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TIP: Fall Cleanup and Maintenance for your Car

As the weather is getting colder, it’s important to make sure your car is running properly. Here are a few simple maintenance checks recommended by Consumer Reports to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Car Battery: Fall is a good time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables and terminals are snug, and retighten […]

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TIP: 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions from Military.com to start you off. 1. Show […]

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TIP: How to Vote

Election day is Tuesday, November 6. New Jersey allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. New Jersey offers early voting, but most vote in person on Election Day. Make sure you are registered: Voters registered in New Jersey can look up where to vote on New Jersey’s site or at GetToThePolls.com. Vote early: New Jersey voters can also vote […]

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TIP: 5 Tips To Make Your Halloween Safer

In many respects, Halloween gives people license to step out of their everyday persona and experiment with playing a new role or being a different character. When combined with alcohol and drug use, the risk for bodily injury skyrockets. Forbes put together this list of 5 tips to make your Halloween safer. Place Reflective Tape On Your […]

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TIP: Electrical Safety in the Fall

The Electrical Safety Foundation International reminds you to keep electrical safety in mind as the cooler fall weather moves many activities back indoors. The following safety tips will help you stay safe during the change of seasons: Safely store warm weather tools like lawn mowers and trimmers. Check cold weather tools, such as leaf and […]

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TIP: Guide to Fall Yard Care

Devoting a little extra time to cleaning up and maintaining your yard this fall will make all the difference next spring. In the heat of summer, blades often go dormant and can’t absorb many of the nutrients found in fertilizer. And because cooler temperatures allow individual grass blades to absorb nutrients, now is the best […]

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TIP: Going to the Beach

Summer is behind us, but you may be able to catch a few last good days to spend at the beach! Follow these consumer tips to help plan your beach day and help ensure your day is nothing but fun in the sun. •     Pick the Right day: Before picking a day to head out to […]

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TIP: Preparing for Back to School

With back to school time slowly creeping around the corner here are some tips for parents to make the most exciting time of the year a little easier. •      Get to know the teacher: Every child fears that they will not like their new teacher. take advantage of open house nights or office hours and break […]

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