Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

You may have missed all the celebrations and commemorative parties last month (we sure did) but March was actually “National Frozen Food Month”.   Nonetheless, we can look at some ways to take advantage of this time-honored and extremely valuable food technology.  It was 1924 – nearly a Century ago – that a fur trader named […]

SPRING MEANS MORE DRIVING AND OFTEN MORE DRIVERS

If you are adding a teen driver to your family that extra insurance cost is a significant concern – in addition to your concerns as a parent of a teen driver.  Check with your insurance carrier to be sure that you meet the Texas rules about exactly when the teen insurance coverage is required – […]

PREMIUM GAS OR NOT

  According to a recent AAA study: American drivers wasted over 2.1 billion Dollars in 2015 by spending the extra money for premium gasoline when their vehicles only required regular fuel.  The AAA tests determined that there is no benefit to using premium gasoline in a vehicle that only requires regular fuel.  They confirmed that […]

WINTER IN HOUSTON MEETS TIRE TECHNOLOGY

  Since September 2007 all cars in the U.S. have been required to have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS. This TPMS monitors the pressure in each of the vehicle’s tires and shows as a tire symbol on the dashboard that glows in yellow to warn you of a tire on the vehicle with […]

NEW YEAR “SAVING”

As the New Year begins consider all of the information, photos, documents, videos and even more that you have stored on your computer.  Simple, often common problems like a virus, hardware malfunctions, a power surge or even a serious storm could wipe out your irreplaceable digital materials.  Saving your digital files as the New Year […]

SAVINGS TIPS FOR ANY SEASON

Although we are nearing the end of this year’s biggest seasons for shopping and family get-togethers, here are a few tips for all of us to save some money regardless of the season and even when the family is back to “just the few of us”. With or without grandparents in the group check out […]

USING YOUR SMARTPHONE TO SAVE MONEY SHOPPING

It’s not uncommon to find things with prices on the internet that are a good deal lower than the same product in local stores.  Often, after finding a product that meets your needs – or wants – in a local store, you can search the internet and make your actual purchase on the internet to […]

IDENTITY THEFT CAN BE “AGELESS”

No, we don’t mean that it can go on forever but we do mean that the bad guys might steal the identity of someone in your family that is under age.  Yes, Identity theft can strike minor children even though they may not have any assets or income to protect.  In such cases the impact […]

SOME DISASTER PREPARATION REMINDERS

  After the flooding we have been subjected to in the Houston area this year we may all have developed our own disaster preparations but a little reminder and some ideas that may be new to some of us might be helpful  – especially as we enter our usual Gulf Coast area hurricane season.  Here […]

DISTRACTIONS LAST LONGER THAN YOU THINK

Recent research found that mental distractions while driving take up to 27 seconds for the drivers to fully restore their mental focus after ending a call or even texting from a voice-controlled system in their cars.  Mental distractions occur when a driver tries to do “something else” while driving.  These distractions can slow reaction times […]