Jen Kincaid

Jen Kincaid

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

Stories by Jen Kincaid

5 Tips to Help Prevent Theft During the Holidays

Nov 17, 2017

Good food, good cheer and, of course, gifts are some focal points of the holiday season. The hustle and bustle, however, may distract us from potential risks that can surround us this time of year. Thefts and break-ins may increase during the holidays, since thieves often know that many families travel during the holiday season […]

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Weathering the Storm: Safety Tips for Ice and Snow

Nov 16, 2017

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, with its snowy landscapes and clear, starry nights — but cold weather can bring its challenges, too. Whether you’re hibernating at home or braving the roads, here are some tips to help keep you safe. On the Road Spotlight on Safety: 5 Winter Driving Tips Winter driving tips […]

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Are Icicles a Sign of an Ice Dam?

Nov 15, 2017

Perhaps you saw them around the holidays: white or blue outdoor lights that simulate sparkling icicles. Or maybe they were on holiday card, hanging from the eaves of a picturesque house. While icicles often look pretty, they may actually cause a lot of trouble for your home. Are Icicles a Sign Something Is Amiss? Icicles […]

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes: Steps to Take When the Mercury Drops

Nov 15, 2017

For anyone living in an area where temperatures regularly dip below freezing, a few precautionary steps to help protect your plumbing can be a cost-effective way to help avoid cleaning up after a burst pipe. Consider that the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) says one frozen pipe that bursts may result in […]

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7 Tips for Winterizing Your Home’s Exterior

Nov 14, 2017

When the leaves begin to fall, it’s a sign that homeowners should begin preparing for the winter weather to come. Whether it’s snow and ice or wind and rain, you want your home’s exterior to be ready. A little preparation may go a long way to help keep the exterior of your house in good […]

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5 Facts About Water Use in Your Home

Nov 13, 2017

How many times do you turn on the tap each day? It may be more than you realize, which means you could be using more water than you’d expect. On average, American households collectively use 29 billion gallons of water daily, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Check out these facts about water use […]

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What Type of Firewood is Best?

Nov 10, 2017

From buying it to burning it, knowing a few things about firewood can greatly help the productivity of your wood stove, fireplace and fire pit this year. Here are some tips from the Wood Heat Organization to help you prepare. What Makes for Good Firewood? When determining which types of firewood burn better, it’s important […]

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Green Moving Tips: How to ‘Eco-Boost’ Your Move

Nov 7, 2017

In 2016, just over 11 percent of Americans moved, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Whether you are moving around the block or across the country, you may be able to help reduce the waste associated with packing up and relocating. Here are some tips that may help make your move more eco-friendly. Donate Unneeded […]

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5 Holiday Decoration Safety Tips to Consider

Nov 6, 2017

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season is decorating your home. From the twinkle of holiday lights to the smell of fresh pine needles, holiday decorations can create a festive, fun and memorable season in your home. Unfortunately, these decorations may potentially cause injuries or pose as fire hazards, according to the […]

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4 Fun Thanksgiving Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Nov 3, 2017

When families and friends get together on Thanksgiving, it can often be an all-day or even weekend-long affair. And why not? For some, it may be one of the few times of the year the whole family gets together for a meal. But the big turkey dinner is only a small part of the holiday. […]

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