Razor blades and poisoned candy: A history of Americans fearing Halloween

Warnings against tainted Halloween candy have been around for decades, but confirmed incidents are far and few in between. Despite its rarity, tales of razor blades in apples and poisoned candy have circulated enough to lead police departments and government agencies to release annual PSAs about the importance of candy inspections. The world’s...

8 Fall Chores You Can't Afford to Ignore

Early fall is the right time to get your yard and house in order because come winter, small problems can turn into expensive nightmares. Consumer Reports’ money-saving checklist covers everything from...

If A Tree Falls On Your House, Are You Covered?

If a tree hits your home or other insured structure, such as a detached garage, your standard homeowners insurance policy covers the damage to the structure, as well as any damage to the...

7 Reasons Why Gas Prices Go Up

Driving can be expensive. Between buying or leasing the car itself, maintenance, and insurance, it can be enough to make some consider the bus. Choosing your insurance wisely can help that a lot,...

Flood: An Insurable Peril That's Underinsured

This year’s hurricanes have served as a wakeup call about the importance of flood insurance and the fact that not enough people have it. Only 1 in 6 homes in the United States is insured...

Liability and safety tips for dog owners

Most dogs are friendly, loving members of the family, but even normally docile dogs may bite when they are frightened or when protecting their puppies, owners or food. According to the Centers for...

How to Handle a Roadside Breakdown

A survey by AAA discovered that four in 10 U.S. drivers are not ready to deal with typical roadside breakdowns. As you start planning upcoming travel (a road trip perhaps?) make sure to follow these...

Do You Have Any of These 10 Home Fire Hazards?

Most homeowners know the drill for reducing the risk of a house fire: They keep a smoke detector on each floor and make sure they are all in good working order at least twice a year. They...

Electrics, Hybrids and Gas-Sippers: Understanding Your Green Driving Options

With gas prices rising,  American drivers are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles. According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, over half of all American drivers expect that their next car will...

Access your Policy Information

Did you know that you can view your policy online? As your insurance agent, we understand the value of having online tools that work to your advantage. Here’s what you can do: View policies - Every...

Insuring A Co-op or Condo

If you are purchasing a condo or co-op, the bank will require insurance to protect its investment in your home, and your co-op or condo agreement will likely require you to have insurance, as...

5 Best Insurance Tips for Millennials

Adulting (verb) - acting like an adult or engaging in activities usually associated with adulthood, often responsible or boring tasks. If you’re a millennial, you know this definition all too well....

20 Tips for Prepping Your Home Before Going on Vacation

In 2016, US residents took 1.7 billion trips for leisure. If you will be contributing to this year’s total (and hopefully you will be), you probably already know that taking a vacation requires a lot...

Encounters of the Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Kind

Does your current car insurance cover these collisions? One of every eight drivers are uninsured, which is why we recommend that you check your auto insurance policy for...

How to Avoid Nine of the Most Common Auto Insurance Claims

If you can avoid auto claims, it will save you a bundle on your insurance. The rates you pay are based, in part, on your past driving and claims history. While no one wants to have an accident, they...

Renters Insurance With Foremost

Foremost Insurance agents have been focused on providing superior coverage for customers like you for more than 65 years, and we put the choice in your hands! Foremost gives you the flexibility to...

Progressive: Boat and Watercraft Coverages

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies has been insuring boaters for more than 35 years. A homeowner's endorsement won't cover you like a Progressive Boat policy does. They provide coverage for...

Mobile vs. Manufactured vs. Modular Homes - What's the Difference?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (known as HUD), the difference between manufactured, modular, and mobile homes all comes down to differences in construction...

11 Tips to Prevent Your Car From Overheating

How to prevent your car from overheating 1. Park your car in the shade You can feel the temperature difference between the shade and the sun – and so can your car. Parking in the shade not only...

What To Know When Considering A Backyard Fire Pit

As the world starts opening up again, more homeowners are inviting friends and family over for fun outdoor gatherings. If you’re looking for something to spice up your backyard festivities, you can’t...
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