Last-minute holiday shopping? - How to avoid shopping risks

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Dec 12, 2019

    The National Retail Federation reports that this year’s holiday shoppers plan to spend nearly $1050 on gifts.

    Despite the fact that Black Friday remains the busiest shopping day of the year, only about a third of gift-givers begin purchasing holiday presents in November. Roughly two out of three Americans complete their holiday shopping during the busy week leading up to Christmas.

    With last-minute shopping about to kick into high gear, merrymakers can expect busier streets, stores and parking lots. And anywhere there’s a crowd, there are increased risks of theft, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and more.

    Here are 5 shopping tips to help you stay safe this holiday season.

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    Tags: Holiday, Christmas, Holiday Shopping, Holiday Gifts, Last minute shopping, shopping

    A dozen ways to prevent theft during the holidays

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Dec 12, 2017

    They're making a list and checking it twice — and we don't mean Santa and his elves.

    Burglars know the holiday season is a prime time for them to stock up on some goodies of their own. They plan ahead to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals who may be more focused on merrymaking than keeping safe from theft and fraud.

    Insurance might cover these thefts, but it won't alleviate the victim's violation of privacy concerns or restore their confidence of being safe and secure. Further, some items have more sentimental value than monetary. All said, the after-effects of theft linger long after the item or its monetary value has been recouped.

    Here are 12 steps that you, your friends, and family can take to ward off holiday theft.

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    Tags: Car Theft, Holiday Theft, Holiday Crime, Holiday, Home Theft, Prevent Theft, Home Burglary, Thieves, Christmas