What Are Some Good Cyber Security Habits?

What happens when you see the latest headline on a massive password or data breach? Odds are you go about your day, hoping your information is safe. While wishful thinking is harmless for your favorite team’s chances in the next game, it’s no help in the context of your personal cyber security. Over 4.1 billion data records1 were exposed in 2019. Every individual and organization needs to be vigilant against hackers and other online attacks. Read on for some cyber security tips to follow within your business and personal life.

Create strong passwords

Unfortunately, many people use ‘password’ or ‘123456’. Yes, they’re convenient and easy to remember. The problem is, they’re just as easy for others to guess.  Take a look at some of the most commonly used passwords as a guide for what to avoid2.

There are several criteria3 for making a strong password. Get in … Read more

What to Do if Your Car Gets Totaled After an Accident

You’re involved in a collision, and your car is towed away. You’re lucky to only have minor scratches and bruises, but the loss of your car is weighing heavily on your mind. Find out what happens when your car is totaled and what you should do.

Contact your insurance company

Once you’ve received any necessary medical attention, call your insurance company right away. Your agent is the expert that you need, and they’re prepared to help start the claims process and walk you through the next steps. The agent will ask you questions that help file your insurance claim. If you have access to your damaged vehicle and you’re able to safely take photos of the car, do so and send them to your agent.

When speaking with the agent, be sure to ask for a list of auto body shops that are approved to make a determination on the … Read more

How to Prepare for a Tornado [Infographic]

While many people think tornadoes impact only the Midwest, every state in the country is vulnerable to tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Approximately 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, causing an average of $24,000 in home damage and $4,000 in auto damage.

Stay prepared and informed of severe weather drills in your state by checking the official severe weather preparedness dates. These drills are typically conducted before tornado season begins in each state.


Preparing your car before a tornado strikes

If the area you live in is under a tornado watch, which means that tornadoes are possible in the nearby area, move your car into a garage or away from any trees. Do not, however, attempt to do this if conditions are unsafe or if your area … Read more

How to Interview Someone for a Job in 7 Simple Steps

Finding the right employees can be a challenge in any industry. To put the right people in the right positions, it is always helpful to brush up on interviewing skills and putting an effective interview process in place.[i]

Conducting a job interview takes some planning. Making sure you find the right candidate for the job involves reviewing applications, preparing interview questions, creating scorecards — among other things. If you are an employer wondering how to conduct a job interview effectively, here are seven tips to follow.

1. Build an interview structure

Before you start scheduling, create an interview structure. Essentially, you want to create an agenda for these meetings, which helps you know how to guide and streamline each interview process. You might start off with an introduction, followed by an overview of job duties, and a list of questions to ask each candidate. If applicable, you may … Read more

Trailer Towing Tips: How to Prevent Trailer Sway

There are few things more frightening while towing your recreational vehicle than trailer sway. A sudden gust, a passing semi-truck or a quick steering correction can start your trailer swaying or fishtailing. The loss of control can mean tipping your valuable recreational vehicle or causing a serious accident.

Even the most experienced drivers have lost control of their towed trailers with disastrous results. A brief encounter with sway on the highway can quickly put a damper on your vacation and make you think about putting the camper back in the garage or up for sale. These tips can help you understand what causes trailer sway, as well as help keep your RV upright.

What causes trailer sway?

Below are common causes of trailer sway when towing a trailer.

Hitch adjustments

Any trailer towed with a hitch set behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle can sway or fishtail while … Read more