Jen Kincaid

Jen Kincaid

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

Stories by Jen Kincaid

Quiz: What Are Your Rights as a Renter?

Jan 15, 2018

Whether you’re a tenant in a studio apartment or a single family home, renters are entitled to certain rights. It can be a good idea to familiarize yourself with these rights to help make your renting experience a smoother one. It’s important to know, however, that some legal protections vary depending on where you live. […]

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20 Days to Ready: Fix Up a First Aid Kit (Day 9)

Jan 12, 2018

20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day, and you’ll be more ready (for just about anything) in a few short weeks. ASSIGNMENT: Compile a First Aid Kit First aid kits are a […]

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Snow Shoveling Safety: What You Need to Know

Jan 9, 2018

For many parts of the country, winter means snow. It’s beautiful to look at and kids often like to play in it, but it also usually requires shoveling. Snow blowers can help with some of the work, but sometimes you’ll still need a shovel, says Consumer Reports. But shoveling is not safe for everyone. While some […]

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6 Quick and Easy Green Home Upgrades

Jan 8, 2018

Looking for ways to be more energy efficient? Hoping to save some money on your utility bills? Here are six ideas for easy eco-friendly upgrades to your home: Change light bulbs. Caulk around windows and doors. Unplug devices not in use. Switch to a smart thermostat. Use eco-friendly paints. Upgrade appliances. 1. Change Light Bulbs […]

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Moving With Kids? 5 Tips to Consider

Jan 5, 2018

Moving can be a lot to handle, especially if you’re relocating with your kids. If your family is in the process of a move, here are some things to think about to help you settle in. 1. Get Schooled Selecting a new school for your child can seem daunting. If you’re unsure about where to […]

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Is a Dog Door Right for Your Home?

Jan 4, 2018

If you have a fenced-in yard, a doggie door can be a convenient amenity for your pet. It allows your four-legged friend to go in and out of the house as needed without getting you involved. This can be especially helpful if you are gone for extended periods during the day. Getting a dog door […]

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Micro Apartments 101: Living in a Tiny Space

Jan 3, 2018

Some people love having room to stretch out in their homes, whether at a long dining room table or on a sectional sofa. But a number of urban dwellers are taking the opposite approach. They’re moving into micro apartments, or micro units, according to the Urban Land Institute (ULI). These super-small apartments are one type […]

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What Type of Firewood Is Best?

Jan 1, 2018

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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Landlord Toolkit: How to Use Digital Marketing to Attract the Right Tenant

Dec 27, 2017

Being a landlord comes with many benefits, especially when you have responsible tenants. It is ideal to lease to someone who consistently pays rent on time, takes care of the property and follows the rules of the lease. But, how do you find this person? While traditional advertising methods, such as placing an ad in […]

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5 Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Dec 26, 2017

There’s more to moving than throwing your stuff into boxes and renting a truck. Successful relocation can be like running a small company — it requires careful planning, budgeting and strategizing. If you overlook these factors, you may be looking at a potentially stressful moving day. Here are five common moving mistakes people make and […]

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