Safety Tips

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6 Tips to Safeguard Your Credit and Stop Identity Theft

Bethany Ramos | Dec 18, 2017 | Safety Tips

Even before the Equifax data breach rocked the financial sector in 2017, credit was important. If you want to get a loan, and especially if you want to buy a house, you can count on…

How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Mar 29, 2018 | Safety Tips

It’s important to be proactive about your safety, especially when it comes to choosing a place to live. After all, the safety of your neighborhood impacts everything from your happiness and sense of security to…

Tips for Recovering Lost or Stolen Items

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 8, 2017 | Safety Tips

When you lose something—or worse, have an item stolen—it’s hard to know what to do next. At SafeWise, we know how frustrating that can be, and we’re here to help. We’ve compiled this guide to…

What to Do if Someone Is Choking: Responding to Adults, Babies, and Toddlers

Amelia Nielson-Stowell | Dec 2, 2017 | Child and Baby Safety, Safety Tips

The fourth leading cause of unintentional injury is choking, which kills over 5,000 people a year.1 Quick response is key when during a choking incident, as time is critical. When air cannot flow into the…

December Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Feb 27, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

‘Tis the season, folks, so let’s get started decking the halls for a safer house. Just like the rest of humanity, you’ll probably be short on time this month, so stick to the most important…

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9 Tips for Keeping Your Belongings Safe and Secure While Moving

Leslie Lang | Nov 30, 2017 | Safety Tips

Moving all your belongings from your old home to a new one is always stressful. It takes careful planning so the move can go as smoothly as possible and everything can arrive safely. It’s important…

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Fake Security Cameras—Do They Really Work?

Dave Schafer | Nov 30, 2017 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Security cameras have long been a staple of home security systems. Aside from their obvious function as a recording device, they are also effective deterrents—about 60% of burglars indicate that they will not even attempt…

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How to Safely Store Items Before You Move or Renovate

Sarah Kuta | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

There are few things worse than the awful moment when you realize someone broke into your garage and snatched some of your valuable belongings. If you’ve ever experienced theft, you know what this is like—you…

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6 Safety Procedures Everyone Should Know

Dave Schafer | Nov 27, 2017 | Safety Tips

Emergencies can happen at any moment. Having a basic knowledge of first aid procedures can save a life, but 70% of Americans don’t know what to do in the event of a cardiac emergency. How prepared…

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Safety Hazards to Watch for Around the House

Rebecca Edwards | Apr 3, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Safety

Creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority. Thankfully, though a number of serious safety hazards lurk around the average home, most of these concerns can be addressed…