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  • Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

    Think you’re a good driver? No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. If so, you may not have even realized you were doing everything wrong. […]

    July 5, 2021

  • Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

    Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of those are children 14 or […]

    June 2, 2021

  • Wedding Insurance: Say ‘Yes,’ to Peace of Mind

    You’ve fallen in love and plan to say, “I do.” Now your every waking moment is filled with visions of the dress, the rings, the flowers, the honeymoon and more. But, have you thought about insurance? No, it’s not romantic, but it is a practical way to gain some peace of mind. After all, what […]

    May 19, 2021

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    My Lunch Routine

      I have a lunch routine.  Less out of force of habit and more out of having enough experience in life to know what I like.  I grab enough groceries at the beginning of the work week to make my lunches for the week.  This was easy when there was a grocery store on the […]

    May 6, 2021

  • Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

    Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break […]

    April 29, 2021

  • Board Games

    You have to know how to play the game

    Have you ever gone to the home of a friend or family member and had them pull out their favorite board game to play, but you have never heard of it?  You are at quite a disadvantage, not just from unfamiliarity with the rules, but also not knowing the strategies.  You are just ignorant of […]

    April 9, 2021

  • Are Lights Effective for Burglary Prevention?

    It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But, does that really work? Or, is it just a waste of electricity? Those answers can differ depending on a number of factors. However, one thing is clear: it takes more […]

    March 8, 2021

  • How to set your car on fire and make it look like an accident

    I hope you are surprised to see that as a subject line from an insurance agent!  This is not a “how to” column.  That headline is from an actual online search performed by a local man.  He reported to police that his car was stolen.  Five days later, the burned-out car was located in the […]

    March 4, 2021

  • Why a basic Homeowners policy isn’t always enough

    Sometimes, a basic homeowners policy just isn’t enough. So as your career advances and your income increases, it’s important to keep your insurance protection up to date. This helps you avoid expensive gaps in coverage and prevents you from paying too much out of pocket in case of a claim. To be properly protected, you […]

    February 19, 2021

  • Own a home? Here are two policy options you should know about

    If you have a homeowners policy, you probably expect it to cover all the costs of rebuilding your house in case it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered hazard. But are you certain you have enough coverage? Read about two common situations you may be unaware of — and the affordable options that can help […]

    January 27, 2021