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How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Nothing puts the brakes on a road trip faster than car trouble.  While regular maintenance by a mechanic is the best way to keep your car in top running condition, we recommend performing your own maintenance check before heading out.  Watch our video “How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip” for a demonstration of how to make sure your car is ready to cover the miles.  Take these precautions before your your next road trip and avoid those “bumps in the road!”

Metal: A Magnet for Thieves

On my way to work, I used to drive past an open lot which contained a large pile of construction debris – mostly broken pieces of concrete and bricks.  And sitting in front of that pile of debris was a very large sign advising “THEIVES NOT WELCOME!”  Childishly handwritten and misspelled, it did not appear very threatening.  In fact, with no obvious signs of security around the property, it seemed more likely to invite a curious thief to see if there might be something of value hidden in that pile.

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April Showers Bring May….Water Losses?

The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.”  But did you know that April showers can bring more than May flowers?  Yes, unfortunately those April showers which are so important to flower growth can also bring dreaded water losses.  Rain that exceeds the capacity of storm sewers, sump systems, bodies of water, and the ground’s ability to absorb and hold water can cause big problems for your home, resulting in significant water damage and monetary costs.

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Protecting The Investment In Your Nuptials

Are you hearing wedding bells? If so, you are no doubt in the midst of countless hours of preparation and paying out exorbitant amounts of money for this special day. But what happens if the wedding is postponed or cancelled, or if something happens to the wedding gifts? Lucky for you, there is an insurance policy to cover such things.

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The Bad Mood Contagion: How You Might be Ruining Someone’s Day

For the most part, I would consider myself a pretty laid back and easy going person. I am generally not quick to anger and I find that I typically start each day off in a good mood. That is of course not always the case. I have bad days just like any other person would, but I find that those days are mostly influenced by others. “I am a product of my environment,” I like to tell people. Simply, I let my environment, my surroundings, shape who I am at that moment in time.

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Eight Tips to Jump Start Your Success

College campuses are holding graduation ceremonies all over the country.   It’s an exciting time for students as they search for employment and start a career, and one of the most important things they can do is start out on the right foot.  So whether you are one of those students just entering the working world, or you’re an old pro looking for ways to improve your performance at your present job, these tips can help you jump start your success.

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Household Inventory: The Why and The How of It

What if your home were damaged or destroyed by a fire, theft or natural disaster? When it comes time to file the claim with your insurance company, will you be able to list every item that was in every room of your home, along with it’s estimated value ?  If you’re like me, the answer is no! But that’s exactly what your insurance agent will need to file your claim and assure you receive a fair settlement.  This is why you should have a Household Inventory.  Completing a Household Inventory now assures you’ll have this valuable information when you need it most. It’s an easy process.  First, watch our informative video on the whys and hows of completing an inventory, then get started today!

Do you already have a household inventory?  Have you ever had to use it? Share your experience and your advice here!