Jen Kincaid

Jen Kincaid

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

Stories by Jen Kincaid

Digital Footprint: What It Is and How You Can Manage Your Online Presence

Sep 20, 2017

It’s the footprint you leave without taking a single step. It’s called the digital footprint, and every time you like or share a post via social media, click on a website or make a purchase online, you are leaving a trail of information about you. The information gained from your digital footprint can be purchased […]

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Home Air Filters 101: What to Consider Before Buying

Sep 19, 2017

While many homeowners may know they should change their air filters regularly, some may not know what kind to get. If you’re a first-time homebuyer and have never had to worry about your filter before, how do you know what will suit your needs? There are different options available and it’s important to pick the […]

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How to Build a Better Fire in Your Fireplace

Sep 19, 2017

Knowing how to build a fire in the fireplace can be helpful information on a cold winter’s night. If you’ve never started a fire in a fireplace, here’s how to get started. What Supplies You Need to Build a Fire Extra-long wooden safety strike matches: The longer the better; their length may help prevent you […]

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage

Sep 15, 2017

If your car leaks fluids or you spill some while filling up your vehicle, lawn mower or snow blower, your driveway might end up with a stain or two. Fluids such as oil, transmission fluid and gasoline can leave a stain on paved driveways and garage floors. Because these liquids are all different, cleaning techniques vary […]

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4 Tips to Create a Home Office

Sep 13, 2017

Whether you want a quiet space to read or you sometimes work from home, here are four tips to help transform your home office into a professional haven: 1. Keep It Separate A home office can be more than just a bedroom with a desk shoved in the corner. To help you stay on task while hard […]

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Quiz: What’s Your Fall Knowledge?

Sep 12, 2017

The season is upon us for pumpkins, apples and other hallmarks of autumn. But how much do you really know about the fundamentals of fall? Test your knowledge with this quiz. Originally published on October 9, 2014.

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How Smart Home Technology May Help Protect Your House

Sep 4, 2017

You’ve just sat down in your office chair and suddenly can’t remember if you locked the door to your home before you left for work. Or you’re away on vacation when a storm passes through the area where you live, so you want to check to see if your home is OK. New technology is […]

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The Big Move to Your New Apartment: 5 Tips for Packing Efficiently

Aug 28, 2017

Once you’ve made the decision to move, there is one important step lying between you and your new pad: packing. You might feel a little overwhelmed just thinking about all of the things you’ve accumulated and must now put into boxes and move to another apartment. And while there is not much you can do […]

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4 Simple Tips to Help Make Your Home More Cozy

Aug 22, 2017

You spend a lot of time in your home, so you want to make sure it’s comfortable for you and your family, as well as for guests. Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or looking to update your long-time house, you might want to consider incorporating these design tips to help make your space […]

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How to Shut Off Utilities in an Emergency

Aug 10, 2017

Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes, and they can strike without warning. But emergency planning may help minimize the risks when such events do happen. And knowing how to shut off utilities — long before a disaster occurs — is something that should be a part of every emergency plan, according to the […]

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