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Written by Adam Miller

Online shopping has become the preferred method for buying gifts during the holiday season, with over $90 billion dollars spent online during the 2016 holiday season alone. Purchasing online means shoppers can avoid the crowds, busy parking lots, and mad dashes to find deals before they're gone. Unfortunately, all the time and money you save by buying online is pointless if package thieves steal your packages from your front door. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at four simple ways to protect package deliveries from thieves and ensure you receive your shipments.

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Written by Adam Miller

Studies have long shown that if you want a child to master a specific skill set, language, or talent, then early exposure and training is key. For example, a child learning a second language should be immersed in it as early as possible, since it only becomes harder to learn a new language as you age. The same is true when it comes to teaching kids about money and personal finances. If you want them to make smart choices about money and finances as an adult, then it's critical to teach them at a young age and to model wise decisions yourself.

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Written by Adam Miller
Four Ways Technology Can Reduce Crime On Your Property

One of the best tools we have to fight crime in our workplaces and homes is technology. October is National Crime Prevention Month, and it's the perfect opportunity to use technology to reduce crime on your residential or commercial property. In today's Aegis blog post, we'll identify four simple ways technology can be used to protect people and property, whether it's in your home or place of business.

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Written by Adam Miller
What Individuals and Families Can Learn From Natural Disasters

Hurricane Harvey has been a major wake-up call to individuals and families across the country about their own level of preparedness in the face of a natural disaster. Improved technology has made it slightly easier to predict certain types of natural disasters and their expected pathways, but it's still next to impossible to predict their full impact or level of destruction. For example, Texas residents knew several days in advance that Hurricane Harvey was approaching our coast, but no one knew that we would receive multiple tornadoes and catastrophic, record-shattering flooding.

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Written by Adam Miller
The Four Biggest Property Threats For Apartment Renters

Renting an apartment can offer significant benefits to individuals and families looking for a place to live. It might mean a shorter commute to work, closer proximity to better schools, access to amenities like swimming pools or gyms, additional shopping and entertainment options, or the ease of not having to handle property maintenance. However, apartment renting may also increase the likelihood of personal property damage to renters and their families.

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Written by Adam Miller
How To Make Your Home Safer For Your Family

We often believe that home is the safest place we can be, especially when it comes to protecting our children. However, studies have shown that accidents and injuries involving adults or children are far more likely to occur at home than anywhere else. While part of this may be because we spend more time at home, the truth is that our homes aren't always as safe as they could be. Many of the accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur at home are largely preventable, but homeowners just aren't aware of the risks or dangers that exist, or know how to lower those risks.

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Written by Adam Miller
Three Kinds of Insurance College-Bound Students Need

College is an important rite of passage for young adults, and many new college students will move out of town or even out of state to attend their school. Before saying goodbye to your college-bound student, it's important to have a discussion with them about money, financial responsibility, and insurance coverage. A majority of college students will have health insurance provided by their parent's existing policy, but health coverage is just one type of insurance coverage that they might need while starting this new chapter of life.

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Written by Adam Miller
Three Things At Home That Could Lead To General Liability Claims

We spend a great deal of time, money, and effort to make our homes as safe as possible for ourselves and for our guests. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can still occur in our homes that leave homeowners vulnerable to costly lawsuits from injured relatives or visitors. In today's Aegis blog post, we'll discuss three things on your residential property that, if not properly secured, could leave your guests injured and you or your family susceptible to an expensive and lengthy lawsuit.

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Written by Adam Miller
How To Help Seniors Protect Their Finances, Part Two

Senior citizens are one of our country's greatest assets, as they have contributed tremendously to our country's growth, innovation, and strength through the years. Unfortunately, seniors are also one of our country's most vulnerable groups, as aggressive salespeople, criminals and scammers, and even dishonest relatives often target them for their money. In part two on our series on protecting senior citizens, we highlight three ways individuals and families can help protect the finances of their senior relatives and loved ones.

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Written by Adam Miller
How To Help Seniors Protect Their Finances, Part One

One of the most common goals for older Americans is to work hard and save enough to have funds for retirement and their senior years. Unfortunately, dishonest, unscrupulous, or greedy individuals or companies may threaten their hard work and investments. Often, many seniors may be unaware that they've been scammed or overcharged until it's too late, and by then there's no way for them to recover their money.

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