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  1. It’s Pumpkin Carving Time…

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    It’s October, and with Halloween around the corner, it is time to start planning this year’s pumpkin carving. Here are a few tips when carving your pumpkin: Make sure you pick a nice pumpkin without any bruises and a flat bottom so it doesn’t roll. Cut the top at an angle so the “lid” doesn’t […]

  2. Power Outages and Food Safety: Toss it or Keep it?

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    With all the storms across Northern and Southern California, power outages are happening and being prepared is important.  While power outages are incontinent, not knowing whether your food is safe to eat during and after an outage could be dangerous. Obviously you want to error on the side of caution here. And, since you shouldn’t […]

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  3. New Year….New You?

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    It’s that time again, New Year’s resolution time.  Are you going to resolve to lose weight and get in shape?  While physical health is an admirable goal, most people find it difficult to stick with. Instead, try to make a resolution that will be easier to keep and just as healthy for you.  Set milestones […]

  4. Make football season not just fun, but also safe

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    Finally, we’re welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season! Football season from Southern California to the East coast brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities for football fans, from game-day tailgates and sports bar outings, to […]

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  5. When Things go BOOM in the Night – Fireworks Safety

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories – whether at home or away at the lake. But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Homes each year in California are damaged by wayward fireworks. Thousands of people […]

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  6. Here’s to You Dads

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    With summer here and the weather warming up, California neighborhoods are coming alive with the sights and sounds of the season: lawnmowers, power tools and backyard barbecues, to name a few. For many people, those things all bring to mind one specific person: Dad. And since Father’s Day is just around the corner, we at […]

  7. Beat the Heat — and Your Air Conditioning Bill — This Summer

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Americans spend about $11 billion each year on air conditioning? That might not be such a surprise if you’re the one who writes the check for your household energy bill every month. Believe it or not, you can spend less on cooling costs […]

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  8. Update Your Space

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    Is your home ready for an update?  Or does your space just need to function better?  Here are some tips to help you give you home a makeover. Determine your needs: Figure out why your space needs an update.  Do you need more storage?  Is your furniture worn out?  Knowing what you need will help […]

  9. Daylight Savings Time Should also be Daylight SAFETY Time

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    In most places in the United States, March 13th, is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at RDS Insurance Brokers want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. Be safe in your California home Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight […]

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