Family · Home Insurance

What Makes a House a Home?

When you look around your home, chances are you don’t just see four walls and a roof. You also see the marks on the walls where you lovingly marked your children’s height so you could watch them grow. You see the chair your dad always sat in on Christmas morning, and the fireplace you all… Continue reading What Makes a House a Home?

Family · Home Insurance

Starting Over

The worst has happened: Your house is gone. It could have been a tornado, an earthquake or a freak accident. Whatever the reason, you’re left with a foundation and a need to rebuild. What happens now? If your home was insured with many insurance companies, the answer isn’t clear. With turbulent real estate prices in… Continue reading Starting Over

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Is Your Renters Insurance Right for You?

Living in an apartment can be a pretty sweet deal. No maintenance, no pricey homeowners insurance, just easy living in a property that belongs to someone else. But it also can be easy to forget the importance of having great renters insurance to protect you in your apartment or rented home—just in case. Renters insurance… Continue reading Is Your Renters Insurance Right for You?

Family · Investments

All That Glitters

For many people, jewelry isn’t just something that looks pretty—it has real sentimental value. Maybe it’s your class ring, or your grandmother’s pearl necklace. Maybe it’s the antique wedding ring your husband gave you when he proposed on bended knee, or maybe a killer diamond tennis bracelet you bought just because. Whatever your jewelry means… Continue reading All That Glitters

Life Insurance

Just What is an Annuity?

Annuities: You’ve heard of them, but what exactly are they? An annuity describes a variety of different financial products. What they have in common is that they pay out a sum over money over a period of time—typically years, or even over the course of a lifetime. Annuities are often considered a great choice for… Continue reading Just What is an Annuity?

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When to Start Planning for Retirement

Americans are living longer and longer, which means that planning for retirement is critical. Can you afford to live for 20, 30 or even 40 years after retirement, or will your funds run out? Hopefully, you’ve already started saving. The earlier you start, the more time your money has to grow, accrue interest and make… Continue reading When to Start Planning for Retirement

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Distracted Driving

We’re constantly surrounded by electronic hums, beeps, tweets, and vibrations. The temptation to be constantly plugged into our cell phones, MP3 players, and laptops can be overwhelming, even when we’re driving. Studies have found that drivers who text at the wheel are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. When your employees… Continue reading Distracted Driving