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    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Travel

    Nobody really enjoys traveling during the holidays, do they? OK, you might if you’re going on vacation, or you’re visiting family in Hawaii or something. But for everyone else, it’s a slog—whether you’re battling airport crowds the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or fighting through highway traffic on Christmas Eve, getting anywhere can be a massive hassle. […]

    December 13, 2018

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    Safe Driving in Winter Weather

    Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it’s anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were planning a trip of more than 50 miles during the holidays—and that was just between Dec. 23 and […]

    November 29, 2018

  • Why having an Umbrella Policy is a good idea!

    Do you have an umbrella policy? Do you even know what an umbrella policy is?? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Many don’t really know what this term means. Basically, an umbrella policy is extra liability insurance above and beyond your regular policy. It’s extra back-up. Extra coverage to “keep you dry”. (See what […]

    November 19, 2018

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    Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

    You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and 52% stay only at places that welcome pets. (For some people, the “welcome” part doesn’t matter: 20% admitted […]

    November 8, 2018

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    5 Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowners Mistakes

    Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix. In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, […]

    October 23, 2018

  • Do you own a home-based business? What you need to know for insurance!

    Do you own a home-based business? Perhaps you make jewelry. Or are a family photographer. Maybe you sell product through one of the many direct-selling companies (think Mary Kay, Rodan and Fields, Tupperware, etc.). Or freelance in graphic design. Whatever your home-based business, you have tools, office supplies, inventory, a computer, or other business-based items. […]

    October 10, 2018

  • Parent-Teenager Driving Contract

    Adding a teen driver to your household can be challenging for both the parents and the teen. Sure, it’s an exciting time. But there’s a lot of risk for a new driver behind the wheel. And that’s often stressful for both teens and parents alike. For instance, here are some sobering statistics: The fatal crash […]

    October 8, 2018

  • Water Damage Prevention Tips for Your Home

    According to this infographic from Safeco (Source: www.iii.org), “water damage is the second most filed loss experienced by homeowners and renters each year”.  The graphic goes on to further detail that 1 in 50 insured homes file a property damage claim each year from water or freezing. What can you do to minimize your chance […]

    October 3, 2018

  • Home Renovations Your Insurance Agent Needs to Know About

    Home renovations are exciting! You’re picking a contractor, deciding on finishes, maybe adding on to your home. There are so many things to consider! One thing often overlooked is an update to your insurance coverage. You don’t want to spend all of this money and time on something and leave it exposed and at risk! […]

    October 3, 2018

  • Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

    Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now—as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we recommend Safeco’s identity-recovery coverage, available for just $1 a month for our homeowners customers. It’s best if you […]

    October 2, 2018