Spring Newsletter

My 2012 Spring Newsletter is now available! Click here to read about how “Love Me Tender” could turn rapidly into “Jailhouse Rock” (enjoying your favorite music could land you in legal and financial trouble). Review ways to protect your personal belongings while travelling (Spring Break is almost upon us, after all…yeah!) Explore the affordability of life insurance, the availability of pet insurance, and much, much more! You can access past issues of our newsletter on our website: http://www.insurance-by-katie.com/. Enjoy!Do you have a topic you would like to see addressed in our next issue?

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The Smell of Money (and other “Unmentionables”)

As our days get increasingly warmer here in Western Nebraska, the “smell of money” begins to fill the air. Now ~ I grew up as a “big city kid” so when I first moved to rural Nebraska,  I had no idea what people meant by that saying: “the smell of money”. All I knew was that it smelled BAD!  (If you are also a “big city kid” and don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll let you in on a little secret….  apparently “money” smells exactly like cow poop!)  Recently, there was another smell emanating through the Valley and it was coming from my backyard! Spring has[…]

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Come Heck or High Water

The camera focuses on a family enjoying a nice day out on the lake in a small boat. The camera pans out and we discover not a lake and a lovely day for a picnic…but rather, we see submerged roof tops and water cluttered with debris. The helicopter suddenly appears overhead, extends a lift system and raises the family to safety. Something like this always “happens to someone else”. Watch the video below to see flooding happening to other Nebraskans. This demonstrates that the possibility of floods happening in “land locked”, “drought ridden” Nebraska is not so far fetched. Have you[…]

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The DMV Debacle

The woman is driving home from work, happily tapping her fingers to the beat of her favorite song. All is right with the world, until….. she glances in her rear view mirror and sees flashing lights. Bummer.She didn’t think she was speeding…nope, not speeding. What’s up? She pulls over and nervously gathers her driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance card. The officer steps to the window, “Hello Ma’am, do you know why I stopped you tonight?” “No” she sheepishly replies. “One of your tail lights is out”, says the officer while taking her license, registration and insurance card. He steps back[…]

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New Year…New Lawsuits – Protect Yourself!

As we start the New Year, it is always a good idea to take a look at your insurance protection to make certain that you are still properly protected in the event of loss or damage to your belongings. In our “sue-happy” society it is equally, and possibly more important, to also review your liability coverages. My collegue, Jeff Orloff who writes on insurance related topics for the Renter’s Insurance blog has provided the following important information that addresses renter’s insurance but is also applicable to home, farm, and business owners as well: Renter’s Insurance and Liability CoverageMany people make a decision regarding a renter’s insurance policy[…]

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Is Santa an Insurance Nightmare?

Happy Holidays to you!  I know that sometimes insurance companies seem ask incessant questions and may appear to be overly picky when they make recommendations for safety improvements, however, they are just trying to ensure that your home, auto, or business is in the best position to withstand and hopefully avoid any loss or damage. Sometimes insurance companies have to worry about loss exposures that are quite hazardous and unique. With this in mind, I wanted to share the following with you that I received from a insurance company colleague of mine. The scenario is that an insurance agent has[…]

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Bad Hair Day

It rained here the other day, thanks to me. No, I cannot call forth rain from the heavens and I did not wash my car – which seems to produce a storm every time. No, I did something every woman knows will absolutely guarantee poor weather: I fixed my hair! You see, I renewed my driver’s license the other day. (Yes, that means it’s almost my birthday!) With that in mind, I thought it would be wise to have a decent hair-do, after all, who wants to me immortalized for the next several years with a bad hair day! Mother-Nature[…]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Although not 100% Irish, I’m about as Irish as they come (red hair and fiery temper… occasionally…) When I was a kid we visited Ireland and I have strong memories of green, green, and more green. The entire landscape was gorgeous and green, not to mention covered in historic castles. We visited one such castle, Blarney Castle, which houses the famous Blarney Stone. The stone is believed to be half of the Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers of royal succession. There are[…]

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Fall Newsletter 2012

Click here to check out our Fall 2012 Newsletter. Read about how to protect yourself from a new kind of thief in “Cyber Liability”. Learn how to insure your air conditioner from mechanical failure or your laptop for corruption from dust and the other types of damage that can be covered by Equipment Breakdown coverage (that often is NOT covered under a warranty or equipment service contract).  Read about the written and/or photo-video inventory service our agency can provide to aid you in documenting your personal possessions BEFORE they are lost or damaged.   Find out what this “weird” code is and how it can[…]

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Summer Newsletter

Click HERE to access our Summer Newsletter.  Read about the potential “sand traps” associated with Birdies, Bogeys, and Banana Balls (what?).  Learn about ordinances and laws that could require you to demolish the undamaged part of your home or commercial building – and the fact that your cost to do so may or may not be covered by your insurance. Learn about the new Code Red emergency notification system and how to prepare yourself for this summer storm season and much, much more! You can access past issues of our newsletter on our website: http://www.insurance-by-katie.com/. Enjoy! Do you have a[…]

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