Monthly Archives: December 2019

Favorite blog posts for 2019 and all-time

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Here are the Top 10 Blog Posts that were reader favorites in 2019 1. Never plug a space heater into a power strip 2. New Massachusetts hands-free driving law to go into effect in February 2020 3. Update your life insurance beneficiaries! 4. Keyless car owner alert: Carbon monoxide poisonings 5. Buying a used car?…


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Follow the incredible one-night journey of Santa Claus

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Do you ever wonder how Santa Claus manages to deliver all those gifts to all those kids in just one night?  This short video breaks down the annual global trip by the big guy in the red suit the way that an actuary might see things – using math, numbers and science. We’re all for…


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Doctors issue alerts about snowblower safety

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In the first New England snowstorm of the year a few weeks back, doctors raised the alarm about a spate of snowblower-related injuries they were seeing in local hospitals. It happens every year … the US Consumer Products Safety Commission says that more than 5,000 people visit emergency rooms each year with snow blower injuries.…


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Snowbirds: Tips for winterizing your home while away

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Will you be making a seasonal move south to weather out the harsh winter months in a more favorable climate? Whether you’ll be gone for a few days or a few months, if you are traveling over the winter, there are some home maintenance tasks you should tend to so that you don’t come home…


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Holiday fraud: How to avoid seasonal scammers

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If it’s December, it’s prime holiday fraud season! Because it’s the busiest season of the year, scammers work double time to try to maximize their take. And as many times as we’ve issued warnings, thieves are very creative about thinking up sneaky new ways to separate you from your money. The Better Business Bureau is…


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