6 Tips for Preventing Water Damage from Appliances

By | appliances, Claims, dishwasher maintenance, Education, Home, homeowners insurance, homeowners policy, hot water heater, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, water damage, water leak

Did you know that washing machines are one of the main sources of water damage to homes?  Others that top the list include hot water heaters and dishwashers. Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive steps you can take help to…

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

By | Bank Scam, Central, College Test Prep Scam, Education, Financial, Home, Insurance, internet safety, Netflix scam, Personal, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Security Administration Scam, Technology, vishing

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Security for a Discount on Your Home Insurance

By | Central, Education, Home, home security, home security system, homeowner policy, Insurance, Personal, Personal Insurance, Saving Money, security, security system, Technology

If you’re looking to give yourself a gift during the calm that arrives after the holiday madness, then look no further, as the perfect gift might come in the form of a win-win. The gift idea? A new home security…

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New Gifts? You Might Have New Risks

By | Central, Claims, Education, Financial, Home, homeowners claim, homeowners policy, Household Inventory, Insurance, Liability, Personal, schedule jewelry, scheduled coverage, scheduled personal property policy, theft losses

After the holiday season, many like to start the New Year by organizing new gifts and purchases and cleaning out the closets. As each year goes by and your needs continue to change, it’s easy to forget to update your…

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Coverage Considerations for Landlords

By | Central, Commercial, Education, Home, home rentals, Insurance, insuring rental properties, landlord, Personal, renovations, rental dwelling insurance policy, rental properties, renters, renters insurance

Last year at this time, I touched on why it is important for landlords to ensure their tenants carry renters insurance. This time around, let’s take a look at some important policy conditions that landlords need to keep in mind…

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Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

By | Central, Claims, Education, Holiday, holiday safety tips, Home, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, phishing, Prevention, privacy settings, Risk Management, Social Media, social media profile, stolen credit card, stolen identity, Technology

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This hol…

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Your Tree Fell in Your Yard – Are You Covered?

By | Central, Claims, fallen tree, Home, homeowners insurance, homeowners policy, Insurance, Personal, Saving Money, tree damage, tree damage property damage, tree removal, Weather

  The past few months have been devastating for much of the country due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing a catastrophic amount of damage, especially in the southeast. There have been homes destroyed, businesses closed, and families displ…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: How to Prevent the Silent Killer

By | Auto, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide poisoning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Central, Education, Home, Insurance, Liability, Personal, Risk Management, Safety Tips, winterizing your home

According to the National Safety Council, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year.  Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer because it’s odorless, colorless, tasteless, and can easily go undetected. When t…

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