A gift of prevention keeps holidays memorable

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Keep your holiday merry. Be cautious with
candles, Christmas lights and fireplaces,

You want your holidays to be memorable, but for the right reasons. Help ensure your holiday is safe and happy by observing these simple – but essential – tips to help safeguard your loved ones and belongings.

Celebrate with a live tree – safely

  • Choose the right tree! Healthy trees have green needles that do not fall off easily and supple, not brittle, branches.

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Of cars, choices, consumption and crashes

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and traffic safety organizations around the country are stepping up advertising to remind citizens of the hazards of drinking and driving.

Learn more about alcohol-impaired driving

In 2011, a person died every 53 minutes from a motor vehicle crash that involved an alcohol-impaired driver, totaling 9,878 deaths in the United States. These preventable accidents cost each adult in the United States approximately $500 per year for a total of $132 billion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission.

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Tips to reduce risk when shopping online

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Take precautions when shopping online.

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has become the biggest online retail shopping day of the year. In 2012, Cyber Monday shoppers racked up $1.46 billion in sales, a new online record, according to comScore. Because of the explosive growth each year in online holiday sales, shoppers need to be extremely diligent in making digital purchases. Scammers with fake websites and emails are lurking out there to separate you from your money. Your identity is also at risk.
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Holiday shopping: 12 precautions to protect your property

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Be aware of your surroundings when
shopping this holiday season.

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us will be out shopping and enjoying the festivities. In this joyous atmosphere, we also need to be aware of our surroundings and develop a safe routine because unscrupulous individuals may be out to take advantage of our festive mood.

Some things to keep in mind when you are out: Read More