Asset Planning, Inc Blog

The latest from the team.

Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and for many people, summer is a great time to plan a vacation. Unfortunately robbers know this and it can also be a prime time for home break-ins. Having a house sitter stay in your home to watch your pets, water your plants, gather any mail or flyers, and turn lights off and on is definitely your best option for insuring your home is safe but this may not be an option for everyone. Here are a few tips to safeguard your home while you are away.

  1. Have your mail stopped. Nothing screams that no one is home more than a bunch of mail and flyers piling up on your doorstep. You can visit the post office website and submit a request online.
  2. 2.Get timers for your lights. Leaving your lights on 24/7 is a dead giveaway that you are not home and will make your electric bill sky rocket. Instead, put your living room lights on timers to come on at dusk and turn off at bed time.
  3. 3.Ask a neighbor for help. Usually a neighbor will not mind keeping an eye out for anything suspicious going on at your house and may even be willing to pull out the trash cans for you. Asking doesn’t hurt and I’m sure they would appreciate the favor in return.
  4. 4.Make sure everything is locked up. This seems so obvious but one of the biggest mistakes people make is leaving a door or window unlocked in their rush to get going on their vacation. If your house is locked up tight the thief will have to work harder to break in and will most likely leave if it is taking too long.
  5. 5.Don’t post about it. Everyone loves getting away on vacation but posting this information on social media will notify all of your connections that you are away from home. Think twice before giving out too much information. You can always post those great vacation pics when you get home!
  6. 6.Get a security system. If you travel a lot or are away from home most of the day in general it may be a good idea to get an alarm or a camera security system. The cost for these systems may be small in comparison to the peace of mind you will have knowing that your home is protected.

Most importantly, enjoy your vacation knowing that your home is secure while you are away!

Continue reading
  1778 Hits

Search Blogs Module

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
interest cell phone provider FEMA website clone counterfeits Orange County Victor Dergunov paper records self-help topics account numbers president Trump Notary Public Federal Trade Commission website holidays approach 2017 IRA contributions asset Planning prescription eyeglasses Retirement Contribution Limits Economic Security emergency kits home emergency kit business hours pet supplies spring cleaning information CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER exam tax records IRS deadline retirement accounts memorial Day weekend Medicare stimulus package Kraig Mathias home break-ins assets toilet paper wells Fargo integral member team members vision screening cell phone SIM swap scam rescue organizations IRA accounts July 4 donation counts retirement planning paperwork clutter CARES Act portal web address consumer spending offering insurance Kiplinger Letter health care costs Medicare Part B Brexit vote earthquake app jury duty Wells Fargo employees Medicare plan payments credit card fraud tax filing deadlines home breach Treasury Department house sitter cell phone service provider phone companies home mortgages Erin Nelsen trustee investment statements Charles Schwab TD Ameritrade executive order retirement plans operations manager borrowing money health care services check lists 2018 IRA contributions stock pile home emergency preparedness kits tax deadlines Financial Planning Magazine National Ice Cream month disaster areas April 15 4 pm -8pm gap insurance cell phone carriers offer spam phone EEChecklist-Kits.pdf stockpilingchecklist.pdf Two-Step Verification identity theft contribution limit California Lions Friends insurance policy summer credit score Open House Fox News story Part D premiums . 2017 Equifax breach pets credit card company Independence Day September 8 Expired medications January 10 cell phones documents media accounts email notifications CFP ® Supplemental Security Income pet donation drive 401K VOIP landline phones car loans flash drive official certification privacy settings phishing scams fun atmosphere emergency kit Roth IRA items driver license https ://seekingalpha Medicare Part B premiums April 11 Legal robocalls parking spots ice cream COVID -19 virus Wells Fargo customers Coronavirus Aid policy trust Orange County Superior Court vacation FSA notary services ice cream event Social Security Administration Joey Gonzales blog post credit freeze Facebook profile Auto insurance coronavirus tax returns phishing sites Amazon Labor Day privacy notices company tax season birth certificates interest rates market turmoil opt-out credit monitoring service July 6 bottom line life saver Asset Planning https :// CA FTB earnings fallout Social Security banking checklists cell phone carriers donation items client portal 23 andme card reader drive /usb July 3 rd markets chip-enabled EMV cards partner /owner 2017 TD Ameritrade National LINC Conference pet industry DNA test kits Affordable Care Act February 14 Medicare Advantage information Facebook credit cards Shred paperwork people medications “ skimmer ”. family members IRS identity thieves scams spread September 30 2020. fees fun facts D premiums Part B July weekend clients relief efforts student loans October 1 2020. Mobile Banking Security Tips padlock pet phone retirement increase illiegal robocallers tax deadline non-prescripstion sunglasses clients show support debt hurricane Dorian home security April 18 2017. app money text messages estate planning direction news coverage ID card Puerto Rico June 29 insurance policies estate September 9 Open Enrollment emergency folder 20 year anniversary 900 number estate planning water … records Medicare question Ice Cream Social years Flexible Spending Account settlement options Healthcare 70 1/2.