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  • How to check if your childcare establishment is licensed.

    With expertise spanning more than 18 years, we know the childcare industry. This includes in-home childcare, a business type we work with regularly. We love all of our childcare providers! We also follow the industry closely, and have seen more sad cases/stories than you can imagine. We use these as a learning opportunity, and use […]

    May 8, 2019

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 1, 2019

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    Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

    On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean […]

    April 16, 2019

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    7 Ways to Improve Your Finances During Financial Literacy Month

    April is tax season, so a lot of people are thinking about their finances these days. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking in the short term: What’s my refund going to be—or how much do I owe? And what is that going to do to my monthly budget? It’s good to be […]

    April 1, 2019

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    Spring Cleaning Tips

    Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (And if you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year that spring cleaning isn’t a big chore for […]

    March 25, 2019

  • Flood Awareness Week: Know Your Flood Risk and Be Prepared

    With all of the snow we have experienced here in the Twin Cities metro this winter, it is imperative that we share information about flood preparedness. The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 10 through March 16 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. Do you know if you live in a floor zone? According to the Professional Insurance Agents […]

    March 11, 2019

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    Daylight Saving Time is also Daylight Safety Time

    In most places in the United States, March 10, is Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. Be safe in your home Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people […]

    March 6, 2019

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    14 Fascinating Facts about February

    February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but there’s no shortage of interesting facts about it. From weird holidays to astronomical oddities, this month has a bit of everything. So with a nod to what February is perhaps best known for—Valentine’s Day […]

    February 21, 2019

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    Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

    Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked. The most advanced product at the time, according to the Electronic Security Association, was an […]

    February 7, 2019

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    Insurance terms, explained

    Med Pay? PIP? Dec pages? Insurance terms, explained With all kinds of different coverages for all kinds of different needs, insurance can be very confusing. And to make it even more challenging, at times it probably seems like insurance websites and policy documents are written in a completely foreign language. Of course, that’s why we […]

    January 24, 2019