Jen Kincaid

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

Stories by Jen Kincaid

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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Summer UV Protection Essentials

May 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again. When the mercury soars and the days grow brighter, it can only mean one thing — it’s summer! While you plan beach outings and lazy days under the sun, take a moment to consider your family’s ultraviolet (UV) ray protection. Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s UVA and UVB […]

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Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety

May 23, 2017

As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be worth reviewing some summer safety […]

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6 Tips for Planning a Honeymoon on a Budget

May 17, 2017

Planning a cost-effective honeymoon can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re also focused on creating a dream wedding. But with the right strategy, it can be done. Here are some tips to help you book a memorable getaway — without putting a major strain on your financial future. 1. Add a ‘Honeyfund’ to Your Registry Honeyfunds, […]

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How to Protect Your Online Identity

May 9, 2017

Today, the Internet is playing a bigger role in our lives than it was just a decade ago. This means helping to protect our online identity may be more important than ever. But with potential threats from identity thieves and hackers coming at us from all angles, and even kids being targeted, what can be done to help […]

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How to Maintain Your Water Heater

May 9, 2017

Your water heater may be one of the appliances in your home you take for granted — until it stops working and you wind up in a chilly shower. Here are some maintenance steps to consider when it comes to draining your home water heater. How to Drain Your Water Heater Once you’ve located your water heater […]

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Be Prepared: Hurricane Prevention Guide

May 5, 2017

Do you know what steps to take to prepare your home and your loved ones when a hurricane or tropical storm threatens? Check out the following resources to help make sure you and your loved ones are ready. Ahead of the Storm: Printable Hurricane Prep Guide Print out this checklist to help get your home […]

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How to Maintain a Garage Door

May 2, 2017

Your garage door is the biggest moving part in your home, according to BobVila.com. To help ensure it provides you easy, safe and reliable access, it is important to keep the door and its opener working properly. Basic, routine maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door and opener. The International Door Association (IDA) recommends checking and […]

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Child Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

May 2, 2017

You may have heard the warnings about identity theft, but did you know that your children may fall victim to identity theft, too? Statistics show that it happens. Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab found that 10.2 percent of 40,000 children involved in a 2011 study were victims of identity theft. Childhood identity theft may have long-term financial implications. It can potentially affect […]

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7 Apartment Security Tips to Consider This Spring and Summer

Apr 25, 2017

As temperatures begin to rise and you’re excited for the warmer seasons ahead, it’s still a good idea to remain vigilant with your apartment security. Spring and summer might be a tempting time to leave the windows in your apartment cracked open while you’re away at work or to document your every spring break activity […]

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