Insurance Misconceptions that are Downright SCARY

How to Avoid Dreadfully Frightful Surprises From Your Insurance Some of the insurance misconceptions floating around out there are downright scary. Here are three in particular that make our blood run cold, and that’s because they could put you at serious financial risk… Read more on the Safeco Blog.

Turkey Time… Tips on How NOT to Burn

Turkey… yum. Our favorite holiday dish. But cooking a turkey can be tricky and dangerous. Check out this video, Turkey Deep Fat Fryer Public Service Announcement, before you cook. Everyone, including the Fire Department, will thank you. Happy Turkey Cooking.

9 Home Security Tips While Away

Leaving Home for A While? Here are 9 Home Security Tips Did you know that a burglary happens every 20 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI?1 Your home is one of your most valuable possessions, along with everything inside. It is a place you want to feel safe and secure from the potential dangers […]

Lightening Damage… It happens

From our friends at Travelers Insurance: “In 2014, lightning strikes cost $739 million in homeowners’ insurance losses, up 9.7 percent from 2013. The average lightning property damage claim by homeowners was $7,400 in 2014, up 26 percent from 2013. Florida saw the most homeowner insurance lightning claims in 2014, followed by Georgia and Texas, according […]

Renters Insurance… Do you need it?

If you are a renter just because your landlord has insurance doesn’t mean it covers your possessions or even protects you against any lawsuits because of accidents. If your property has been broken into and items stolen renters insurance will cover the costs. The same is true if your property is damaged by a fire […]

Seven Tips when Changing Homes

Buying and selling a home can be stressful. It used to be we bought a home and stayed in it long past when the mortgage was paid off. Today we relocate due to jobs, retire in different towns, move up or down in housing. Here are seven tips to help maybe make that transition of changing […]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist from our Friends at Travelers

The milder days of spring are a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance. After a long winter, it is a good idea to spend time on preventive measures to help maintain your home and property throughout the year. Tasks such as cleaning out your gutters, checking for dead trees and […]

Talking to Older Family Members about Driving

Giving up driving at any age is difficult. After years of independence and freedom the idea of no longer driving is a difficult and emotional decision, and not one that most will accept. But, for their safety and the safety of others on the road, it might be time to have this discussion. Here are […]

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 14 through 18. A teen’s crash risk is three times […]