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  1. After-School Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    Classes are back in session in California, so parents, you’ve likely already reviewed the basic safety tips for kids who walk or bus to and from school. Basic tips, such as: Walk with a buddy Stay in well-lit areas Never accept a ride with strangers Once home, lock the door and don’t let anyone in […]

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  2. Five Tips to Prevent Back-to-School Backpack Overload

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    School is just around the corner. Each year, tens of millions of kids head off to school with backpacks full of books and supplies. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, thousands of those kids will end up with injuries caused by those packs. It sounds ridiculous, but imagine an 80-pound child carrying a 20-pound […]

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  3. Trying to Save as Many Drops as We Can

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    We have had some rain this summer, but not enough to get us out of this drought. Currently, approximately 95% of California is in a drought. Here are some tips and advice to help all of us try and save as many drops of water as we can. Keep a green lawn by soaking the […]

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  4. Going for a Hike or Finding the Perfect Shell

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    Summer is a great time to go for a hiking adventure or relax at the beach looking for shells. Not sure where to go? Hopefully these lists will help… Some of the Best Hiking Trails: John Muir Trail, California – a 211 mile long trail beginning in Yosemite The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah […]

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  5. Why we are Thankful for Fourth of July

    by mshoemaker

    Category: Blog

    “In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America in General Congress Assembled.” – Declaration of Independence On July 4, 1776, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved giving us the Declaration of Independence that we know today. “We hold these Truths to be self-evident […]

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  6. Summer is Here – What to Do With the Kids?

    by jzubiate

    Category: Blog

    It’s the age-old question that parents across the United States face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? Well, there are always the biggies, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations getting in the way, not to mention your budget, you can’t always get away from […]

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  7. Put the top down and hit the road in style…

    by jzubiate

    Category: Blog

    The call of the open road is at its strongest during the summer – and so is the call of the convertible. If you’re one of those drivers who has long dreamed of dropping the top and heading across California and beyond, we here at RDS Insurance Brokers have some buying tips for you. And […]

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  8. Fishing Safety

    by jzubiate

    Category: Blog

    No matter what season is winding down, the next season is just another reason to spend on the water in the boat with rod in hand. One of the best ways to enjoy boating and fishing from California to Texas is to share the fun with others – especially your kids or grandkids. While expert […]

  9. Is your home as efficient as it could be?

    by jzubiate

    Category: Blog

    Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues and they’re not only annoying — they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you like to save $200 to $400 a year on your energy bills? That’s how much the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program […]

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  10. Keep Water from Going Where It Shouldn’t

    by jzubiate

    Category: Blog

    With a drought every drop is important not to mention even a small leak can become a major problem. Knowing what you’re covered for and how to prevent water damage are equally important. The tips below can help uncover any potential water problems down the road and keep your property dry. Check appliance hoses. Standard […]

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