Jen Kincaid

Digital Content Project Manager
Jen produces home, renters, condo and financial content for The Allstate Blog.

Stories by Jen Kincaid

5 Creative Ways to Announce Your Next Move

Jun 22, 2017

If you’re moving to a new home, you may likely text or email your loved ones to inform them of your new place. Both are efficient methods, and they get the job done. But there are some more creative ways to announcing your next move. Here are five fun ideas on how you can let […]

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Help Avoid Identity Theft While on Vacation

Jun 21, 2017

Ah, vacation. Just the thought of hitting the road or stepping on that plane may elicit feelings of anticipation and relaxation. After all, you’re about to leave the stress of everyday life behind and embark on a journey of discovery — hopefully one overflowing with new experiences and happy memories. Unfortunately, settling into a relaxing routine, letting […]

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Tornado Myths Debunked [VIDEO]

Jun 21, 2017

Tornadoes can strike with little warning and transform a landscape within a matter of minutes. And while their damage can be deadly, so can the confusing myths about tornadoes that continue to put people at risk. Here are five commonly held misperceptions about twister safety. Myth #1: Opening windows to equalize air pressure will help […]

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Stump the Identity Thief: 7 Tips to Create a Strong Password

Jun 13, 2017

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), identity theft is a growing global concern. From phishing scams to sophisticated hacking rings, cyber thieves continue to develop creative ways to compromise your personal information. Both the IRS and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommend you safeguard your personal information with a strong password. Here are seven password […]

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Stop Electronic Identity Theft: 5 Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Your Digital Life

Jun 12, 2017

One of your favorite things may be to grab your laptop, walk to your local coffee shop and sip some cappuccino while perusing the Internet. Imagine you’re getting ready to leave the coffee shop when a friend walks in. You both start chatting, you get distracted, and when you finally leave, you forget your laptop bag. You realize this when you’re about […]

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How to Stay Safe at Home and on the Road if a Tornado Strikes

Jun 12, 2017

With almost 1,000 tornadoes in the U.S. in 2016, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it’s important to know what to do if one is in your area. While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to help prepare your home for tornado season. In addition, knowing what to do in the […]

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Jun 6, 2017

The decision to downsize to a smaller home often involves many factors, so it may not be a simple “yes” or “no” for you. This quiz may help you think through some of the considerations to decide what’s right for you.

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From Selfies to Self-Awareness: Avoid Oversharing Online

Jun 6, 2017

Do you know someone who feels the need to share every detail of his life on social media with little or no regard to who might be watching? You’ve probably seen a post like one of these: “Check out this awesome driver’s license photo!” “This has been the best birthday ever!” “I can’t believe I’m […]

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Is Your Backyard Safe? 5 Summer Safety Tips to Consider

May 30, 2017

Summer is on its way, and with it you may expect an occasional skinned knee or sunburn. Sometimes, while you’re busy planning backyard barbecues or playground playdates, it can be easy to forget that injuries may occur in your own backyard. Consider these tips on how to spot and remove the following backyard safety hazards. […]

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Stay Cool: Enjoy the Hot Weather Safely Through Preparation

May 25, 2017

Summer temperatures can be sweltering, and while cooling off is often about comfort, it can also be a safety issue. Here are some resources to help you both cool down and stay safe during the dog days of summer. Help Your Ride Beat the Heat Heat Wave: Five Car Components That Can’t Take the Heat Don’t […]

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