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Rebecca Hovater

50 Things You Learn By The Time You’re 50

August 26, 2016

At State Farm, we want to empower you in every stage of your life. We’ve partnered with HuffPost to provide go-to-guides for anyone and everyone embarking on new life ventures. You can find this original article and more in HuffPost Life Handbook, which offers information, tips and advice on everything from becoming a new parent […]

Help Your Teen Be a Better Driver

August 15, 2016

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers, claiming the lives of 3,000 each year1. But you can play an important role in keeping your kids safer behind the wheel. State Farm® offers a variety of free tools and helpful resources, such as Road Trips® and Road Aware®, at its Teen Driver […]

Sniff Out Home Fires

August 8, 2016

Whether a fire has begun or the circumstances are right for one to ignite, homeowners may smell danger before seeing smoke or flames. If you sense trouble, act quickly to track down the source of the odor and address the problem. Target your search. Pinpoint the room from which the scent is coming from by […]

Winter Blues

January 12, 2015

Some of us in northern climes approach winter with a growing sense of dread — the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and sooner or later many of us succumb to the “winter blues.” Severe and chronic seasonal depression is a serious issue and should be treated by a medical professional. However, for many […]

When Someone Else Drives Your Car

December 30, 2014

Your babysitter uses your car to drive your kids to the swimming pool. Your brother-in-law borrows your car for the weekend. You’ve given them your permission—but what happens if there’s an accident when someone else is behind the wheel of your car? “Generally it’s not a problem if they’re driving with your consent,” says Jeanne […]

Car Insurance Tips For Newly Or Nearly Married Couples

December 20, 2014

Okay, so auto insurance savings might not be at the top of your list of reasons to get married. But there are some car insurance benefits to be reaped from your wedding. Policy consolidation. This will simplify the billing process and could save you money. See if you qualify for additional discounts. For example, if […]

Preventing Frozen Pipes

December 15, 2014

What’s worse than a major home maintenance disaster? How about several major home maintenance disasters at once? For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can very quickly turn to ongoing, inconvenient, extremely expensive ordeals. In cold and warmer climates alike, […]

When Potholes Become Costly

August 21, 2014

Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one tends to rear its ugly head after the snow is melted and signs of spring return – the dreaded pothole. A close encounter with a crater can lead to wrecked tires, wheels, and suspension components. A State Farm® study shows that vehicle repairs from damage caused […]

Help Improve Driving Skills With Brain Boosters

August 14, 2014

Are you worried about staying safe behind the wheel? As a person ages, the specific skills necessary for safe driving begin to deteriorate. Eyesight and hearing worsen, reflexes slow and cognitive functions decline. Even though older adults are less likely to practice risky driving behaviors, a person’s chances of being in a fatal car accident […]

Backyard Playground and Trampoline Safety

August 7, 2014

Kids love to play and explore and one of the best places to do that is their own backyard. So it’s important that you know all you can about playgrounds and trampoline safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 51,000 emergency room visits are the result of injuries from home playground equipment each year. […]

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