Secure Your Home Before Hitting the Road for the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. According to U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips by Americans increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving travel period. The number rises by 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Battle It Out for Consumer Dollars

Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics.

The Ultimate Tailgating Playbook: Tips, Facts & Games Every Fan Should Know

Getting ready to tailgate before the next game? You’re not alone: About 50 million Americans tailgate every football season and spend $12 billion enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes. Before you crank up the party, check out our tailgating infographic for tips and interesting facts.

Life Insurance Income Replacement [Infographic]

A sound financial plan should include an appropriate amount of life insurance. Protect your loved ones by making sure your life insurance plan can replace the income your family needs to maintain its standard of living.

Major Decisions

One of the most important decisions of a college student’s career is selecting a major. And there are a lot of options for undergraduate students today. From a degree in biochemistry to engineering to marketing, most students have dozens – … Continued

The Anatomy of a Golf Shot: Golf Club Distances, Proper Grip & Stance

Your golf shot is like your signature: uniquely your own, yet slightly different each time you pick up a pen or club. Both are affected by elements you control, such as your grip and muscle motion, as well as external factors like the golf club, golf ball, pen and paper.

Choosing a College Major: What to Consider

Your major will pave your path to graduation and your future career, so you should do some research before deciding. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are a few things to consider.

Nationwide Survey Reveals Common Mistakes that Could Invite Home Burglaries

At Nationwide, being “On Your Side” isn’t just about recovering from tragedies – it’s about preventing them. That’s why we conducted a survey* of homeowners to find out how protected Americans are against home burglary. Some of the results are surprising, but the good news is there are easy ways to improve the security of most homes.

Lock the Door on Theft – Home Security Tips

Did you know that one home is broken into every 14.6 seconds? Home break-ins may be more common than you think, but taking certain precautions can greatly reduce your risk of a burglary attempt. The infographic below shows a few surprising stats about break-ins and prevention tips that can help you protect what’s important to you.

Home Burglary Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

According to Nationwide Insurance Claims Data and FBI statistics, home theft is most common in the summer months when the temperatures rise. A recent survey* commissioned by Nationwide reveals that, while a majority of homeowners (79 percent) have at least one common theft-prevention measure (e.g., alarm system, deadbolt), three in 10 (30 percent) do not use any, potentially putting their loved ones and belongings at unnecessary risk during a heightened burglary season. Are you prepared in case you experience a home theft? See how you stack up against our recent survey and test your security smarts about home theft below.

4 Surprising Facts in Baseball History

You may be able to explain the infield fly rule in all of its strange complexity, but how much do you know about the history of America’s favorite pastime?