Jen Kincaid

Jen Kincaid

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

Stories by Jen Kincaid

The Password Conundrum: Choosing and Remembering Strong Passwords

Jul 21, 2017

The password: It protects important personal, professional and financial information online. And you’ve heard the warnings: Never use the same password across accounts; don’t choose familiar words or numbers; change your password frequently. But, with the number of accounts people need to access, this might be challenging. It’s a password conundrum: How do you keep […]

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Types of Smoke Detectors: Knowing the Difference

Jul 14, 2017

You change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year, and test them every month. But do you know what type of smoke detectors you have? Or, that having one kind over another may make a difference? There are two main smoke detector types, and each has a sensor that detects smoke and fire […]

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How to Spot a Phishing Scam

Jul 12, 2017

With almost everyone on email and social media these days, it’s a good idea to know about the dangers of phishing scams. Have you been getting an outrageous volume of emails in your inbox with mysterious links? Have you fallen victim to a phone scam by an “IT employee” trying to help “prevent a data […]

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Help Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Email Fraud

Jul 5, 2017

Trying to avoid email scams isn’t as simple as you may think. Most people know to delete messages promising lottery winnings or a free smartphone, but what about emails that look like they’re from legitimate businesses? Or links from family and friends? As people gain awareness of the risks of cybercrime, criminals are finding more […]

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Smooth Rides: 5 Driver-Friendly Cities [SLIDESHOW]

Jul 3, 2017

Where you live likely determines whether your daily commute involves cruising down the open road or barely moving through bumper-to-bumper traffic. As it turns out, some cities make driving more convenient than others. Based on features like gas prices and traffic congestion levels, many people think these five cities can be driver friendly: So if you’re a […]

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5 Simple Home Renovations for Under $5,000

Jun 28, 2017

Regardless if you own or rent, your home is likely at the center of your universe. It’s where you eat, sleep, socialize and store all the things that matter most. So, why do you feel like it’s a little bit outdated? You might be thinking two reasons: time and money, or the lack thereof. In […]

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Best Drivers Report 2017: Did Your City Make the Top 10?

Jun 27, 2017

Drivers across the country have aspects of their city that they like, and some that they are not so thrilled about. Sometimes, the things that annoy drivers the most about their own city are the driving habits of others on the roads. That said, it’s natural for residents of a given city to root for […]

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The Apartment Walkthrough: Things to Watch Out For Before You Move In [VIDEO]

Jun 27, 2017

You’ve found a great apartment in your price range and are ready to move in. But before you pack your bags and boxes and load up the moving truck, you’ll want to do an apartment walkthrough. Essentially, it’s like running through a home safety checklist; you walk through the apartment with your landlord or rental […]

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4 Home Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Jun 26, 2017

Is my pool safe? That’s a question many home swimming pool owners may be asking themselves this summer. Check out the following four safety tips to learn if you’re doing what you can to help make your swimming pool safer for summer fun. 1. Have the Proper Equipment Do you have a fence? A pool cover? Have you […]

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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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