February brings us the month of romance. With Valentine’s Day encouraging 220,000 proposals, you can be sure love is in the air. While February isn't the busiest month for weddings, it is when the planning begins, according to the Association of Bridal Consultants. With any major life event you start with a plan, so when checking off your list, be … [Read more...] about NATIONAL WEDDING MONTH
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We hear stories of families that lose their possessions in house fires, or damage created by storms. Most of the time we don’t think it will happen to us. Unfortunately it can. It is important to create a list of the inventory in your home. Over $43 billion dollars in damage was done in 2011. That is a lot of loss. Research suggests that more than … [Read more...] about WHAT IS IN YOUR HOME?
Snowmobiling is a great way to get outside and enjoy Maine winters. With over 14,000 miles of trails across the state, you are sure to find adventure as well as beautiful scenery. Maine has over 290 snowmobile clubs that maintain and groom the trails. Each year the American Council of Snowmobile Associations sponsors Snowmobile Safety Week. The … [Read more...] about SNOWMOBILE SAFETY WEEK JANUARY 13-19, 2013
The winter months in Maine can be tough. Driving in snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice becomes something of the norm. It usually will take a few storms before you can comfortably get your bearings back when on the road. Fatal crashes increase 14% just after the first snowfall. A small amount of prevention can bring you a lot of savings. Start with … [Read more...] about WINTERIZE YOUR CAR
Cyber Monday has become the internet’s version of Black Friday. If you are like me in any way, you aren’t really into waiting in long lines just to get into the store, let alone the ones where you are waiting to pay. If a large crowd of people all wanting the same thing at the same time isn’t for you, then maybe Cyber Monday is the way to go. … [Read more...] about CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS
Hurricane Sandy is traveling quite quickly up the eastern seaboard, arriving here in less than 24 hours. While we won’t get the brunt of the storm we are sure to see power outages with high winds projected to reach 60mph. Have you taken the time to put together a power outage emergency kit? Below is a list of items that should be found your kit. … [Read more...] about POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY KIT
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Originally started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, it is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Each year has a theme and this year the theme is, Have 2 Ways Out. It is imperative that you and your family have a plan in place in the event of a fire. Wouldn’t it be even … [Read more...] about DO YOU HAVE TWO WAYS OUT?
June is National Safety Month. This year’s message is Safety 24/7. Each week in June, the National Safety Council has set up a theme. The last week in June has been dedicated to safe driving. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public. Road traffic increases during the summer months as people are heading to the beach among other … [Read more...] about KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD
Graduation is an exciting time for parents and their children. Wanting to claim their independence, college graduates may not return home to live. While you are checking off the list of all the things your child will need to move out into the world alone, be sure to have them obtain Maine renters insurance. A common misconception is that the … [Read more...] about RENTERS INSURANCE FOR THE GRADUATE
Homes without a security system in place are three times more likely to be burglarized than homes with. One home is burgled every 13 seconds in the United States. With numbers like these, installing a home security system is as important as having a solid homeowner’s insurance policy. Not only does a security system provide you with peace of mind, … [Read more...] about LOWER RISK CAN EQUAL LOWER PREMIUMS
The battle of the sexes has been raging since the dawn of time. The 1946 musical, Annie Get Your Gun, is a classic example of anything you can do I can do better. Pun intended. One gender related topic that can get even the most relaxed person going is; are men better drivers than women? According to the statistics of the insurance industry, men … [Read more...] about CHEAPER YOU SAY, BECAUSE I’M A FEMALE?
We are all aware that we are required by law to have liability car insurance. A simple definition of liability car insurance is coverage if an insured is legally liable for bodily injury or property damage caused by an automobile. What we may not be so knowledgeable about is collision and comprehensive coverage. While these types of coverage may be … [Read more...] about The Moose and the Tree – The Differences in Collision and Comprehensive Insurance