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Will you be receiving new electronics, jewelry or other big-ticket items as gifts this holiday season? And (hint, hint), will you also be getting the receipts?

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The holidays are an ideal time to take a home inventory and make sure all your pricey new gifts will be protected in the event of a loss: a fire, a burst pipe due to freezing, a natural disaster or even theft.

8 simple pool rules

Summer is still officially one month away, but swimming pools everywhere will be opening this Memorial Day weekend. Sure, the summer is beach season, but at your apartment community pool, there’s no risk of painful jellyfish stings and hidden dangers lurking in the sand.

So to prepare you for the months ahead, here are eight pieces of advice to help you make the most of pool season before it's too late!

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As cliche as it may sound, we must remind you to keep safety first. Every pool has its own set of rules that need to be followed. They should be clearly posted in the pool area. You, your children and guests should become familiar with the rules to avoid being banned for silly things like splashing, diving or excessive cannonballing. Most importantly, never leave children in the pool unattended - not even for a quick run to the bathroom. Stay in the shallow end of the pool if you have to.

Read more: Practice Proper Pool Etiquette

Did you ever consider you might be breaking one of the rules in your apartment lease agreement -- without even realizing it?

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When you move into an apartment, you sign an apartment lease agreement that spells out many specific rules to live by.  Keep in mind that there are some actions which could violate your apartment lease agreement, and these actions might not be immediately obvious to you. Here are a few things to watch out for.

Summer has rolled around again and everyone’s minds are on having fun in the sun -- particularly if your apartment community has a pool. Though it’s easy to forget, keeping basic safety in mind can ensure that you, your family…

Emergency phone numbers

When you move into a new place, it's impossible to foresee what events lie ahead. And of course, that's always the case for medical emergencies and pet emergencies. It's best to be prepared, by keeping certain emergency phone numbers handy,…

DIY Security Tips can prvent burglars

While your landlord will make sure there is a certain level of security, there are some DIY security tips steps you can use to protect your valuables and personal items and make sure your apartment is as safe as possible. If you’re concerned about shelling out hundreds of dollars to keep your apartment safe, rest assured: these are simple, inexpensive ways to protect yourself and your home.

neighbors stealing wifi

Wireless internet service has become quite a luxury. Long gone are the days when you had to make tough choices that pit a tedious dial-up connection against using your home’s landline. Welcome to the 21st century, where checking for a good hotspot has become second nature. From quick trips to the grocery store to a weekend stay at a friend’s house, you only care about one thing: where’s the Wi-Fi? To keep others from connecting on the sly, here are some things you can do to keep your wireless network secure.

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