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    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

    8 tips for safer travel during the holidays

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

    If you are traveling anywhere this holiday season, expect to have some company on the road — about 107 million fellow travelers according to AAA. Just over 97 million are expected to drive and another 6.4 million will be flying.

    The holidays are a busy time and drivers are already distracted by their phones, auto technology and passengers. Throw in thousands of shoppers or pedestrians who are texting or talking and you can see the dangers rise exponentially.

    Here are several tips to help keep everyone safe while traveling over the holiday season.

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    Tags: Holiday Risk, Holiday, Safe Driving, Holiday Safety, Holiday Season, Reduce risk during the holidays, Season, Holiday Travel, Driving, Traveling

    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

    Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Jun 30, 2017

     

    It's time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. The American Red Cross has a list of tips to follow to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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    Tags: 4th of July Safety Tips, Safety Tips, Fourth of July, Holiday