Nicole Markle

Nicole Markle

Nicole Markle produces financial and small business content for The Allstate Blog and Allstate.com's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Nicole Markle

Ahead of the Storm: 48 Hours Before the Storm

Oct 01, 2014

If you find yourself within hours or days of a hurricane striking your area, and you haven’t done anything to get ready, don’t panic. There are several things you can do in the last few hours to be better prepared. Or, download the full, 6-page Hurricane Prep Guide.

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Ahead of the Storm: Plan Your Evacuation

Oct 01, 2014

Are you prepared to evacuate in the event of a hurricane? The following worksheet lists some things to consider well before an evacuation — from what to do with your pets to protecting important documents. Or, download the full, 6-page Hurricane Prep Guide.

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Ahead of the Storm: Review Your Insurance Policies

Oct 01, 2014

Will your insurance policies meet your needs if your home or car suffers covered damage from a hurricane? Use this worksheet as a starting point to discuss coverage with your agent. Or, download the full, 6-page Hurricane Prep Guide.

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Ahead of the Storm: Prepare and Protect Your Property

Oct 01, 2014

Protecting your home from a hurricane should start long before a tropical weather watch is issued. From installing hurricane shutters to doing a home inventory, this checklist details the steps you can take to help prepare and protect your property. Or, download the full, 6-page Hurricane Prep Guide.

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Ahead of the Storm: Stock Emergency Supplies

Oct 01, 2014

Having an emergency kit handy is a key part of hurricane preparedness. Use this checklist to help make sure your kit includes the essential supplies. Or, download the full, 6-page Hurricane Prep Guide.

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Ahead of the Storm: Printable Hurricane Prep Guide

Sep 26, 2014

Getting your home and your family ready for hurricane season isn’t as easy as just boarding up the windows and taking off. Use our printable hurricane prep guide to help make sure you and your family are protected if your home is threatened by a hurricane.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Hurricane Hazards and How to Prepare for Them

Sep 16, 2014

Hurricanes are dangerous storms with a series of hazards that can have an impact long after the winds die down. Here’s a look at five hurricane-related hazards and how you can help protect your family and property against them.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Tropical Weather Watches and Warnings

Sep 11, 2014

If you live in an area threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s important to know what all the watches and warnings mean and how to prepare for them.

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Five Keys to Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Sep 01, 2014

It’s back-to-school season — and while the kids embark on a year of new discoveries, parents can help fuel them by making lunch healthy and enjoyable. Forget the same old PB&J sandwiches and potato chips. Here are some ideas for healthy lunches to help introduce nutritious variety to your child’s diet. Start With the Healthful Basics […]

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When Should I Give Out My Child’s Social Security Number?

Sep 01, 2014

Heading back to school brings a flurry of registrations, checkups and signups. As you fill out paperwork, you might be asked to include your child’s Social Security number (SSN) as an identifier for everything from Little League to the doctor’s office. With incidents of child identity theft on the rise — nearly 400,000 kids get […]

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