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  • 5 Ways to Help Prevent a Flat Tire
    by The Allstate Blog Team on August 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Whether you’re driving across town or the country, a flat tire can bring your travel plans to a sudden halt. You may be able to help prevent flat or blown out tires with some preventative maintenance and precautionary steps. Here’s a look at some ways to keep your tires inflated. 1. Check Tire Pressure It’s […] The post 5 Ways to Help Prevent a Flat Tire appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Provision for Your Offshore Trip
    by Jessica Johnson (MJ Sailing) on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Preparing for a day out on the water often means packing a cooler full of sandwiches, chips, fruit and drinks. It’s easy to think of what will get you through a day or two, but what if you plan to be away much longer than that? Would you know how much food and drink to […] The post How to Provision for Your Offshore Trip appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit
    by The Allstate Blog Team on August 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Cool, crisp nights are perfect for gathering around a backyard fire pit with your friends and family. Add in a bag of marshmallows and you have the recipe for a lovely evening. While elaborate fire pits are typically featured in glossy magazines, s’mores and memories can just as easily be made around a simple, but […] The post How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 4 Big Money Mistakes of First-Time Homebuyers
    by The Allstate Blog Team on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

    As you begin the process of searching for your first home, it helps to understand the financing process. Here are four common money-related mistakes made by first-time homebuyers and some tips to help avoid these pitfalls. 1. Over-Committing Your Spending Power Mortgage lenders often qualify potential buyers for home loans based on their debt-to-income ratio. This ratio does not take […] The post 4 Big Money Mistakes of First-Time Homebuyers appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Clogged Sink? How to Clean Out a Sink’s P-Trap
    by See Jane Drill on August 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Have you noticed that your kitchen or bathroom sink is clogged or drains slowly? You may be able to handle this plumbing fix yourself. Watch as home maintenance expert See Jane Drill shows you a step-by step guide to cleaning out and re-attaching your sink’s p-trap.  The post Clogged Sink? How to Clean Out a Sink’s P-Trap appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 4 Ways to Get on Track for Retirement if You Started Late
    by Paula Pant - AffordAnything.com on August 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

    You’re in your late 30s or 40s, and you haven’t saved much for retirement yet. Don’t panic. Here are four tips to help you save for retirement if you got a late start. 1. Max Out Retirement Funds Make retirement savings your top priority. If your employer offers a 401(k), 403(b) or other type of […] The post 4 Ways to Get on Track for Retirement if You Started Late appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • What’s a Living Will and How Can It Help?
    by The Allstate Blog Team on August 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

    A living will is a legal document that helps provide clarity about your health care wishes should you suddenly become terminally ill or permanently unconscious, according to the National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus website (NIH). A living will is a form of what is often referred to as an advance directive. It helps your physicians, family and friends understand your […] The post What’s a Living Will and How Can It Help? appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Hot Weather Hacks: Tips for Staying Cool
    by Cheryl Nelson on July 31, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Barbecues, pools and sporting events are just a few of the many reasons people look forward to summer. But, there can be a downside to the warm, sunny weather when the temperatures soar to uncomfortable levels. Watch as meteorologist Cheryl Nelson shares some cooling hacks to help beat the heat this summer. The post Hot Weather Hacks: Tips for Staying Cool appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Hang Heavy Objects on a Wall
    by The Allstate Blog Team on July 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

    When you’re hanging something heavy, a simple nail probably won’t do the job. Whether it’s an heirloom family mirror or a large painting, you want to be confident it will hang securely on your wall for years to come. The right method for hanging your object depends on the type of wall you have and […] The post How to Hang Heavy Objects on a Wall appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • What Kind of Car Wash Is Right for You?
    by The Allstate Blog Team on July 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

    A car wash can keep your vehicle looking clean, and regular washings can also help maintain its finish, says Consumer Reports. But how do you decide what type of car wash to use? If you’re unable or uninterested in washing your car at home, you may have options when it comes to choosing a car wash facility. […] The post What Kind of Car Wash Is Right for You? appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]