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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The “Roll Lady” Attacks Pumpkin Pie

The can of pumpkin and the box of pie crust dough mock me from their perch near the stove. They seem to sneer….”go ahead, we DARE you to try it…”  Crap. It was with this taunt echoing in my head that I found myself sitting at my dining room table with the current issue of the Parade insert from my newspaper. As I distractedly thumbed through the pages, one article caught my eyes:   The Pie that Ate My Thanksgiving.    Written by Jacquelyn Mitchard, the article expounds upon her lack of cooking talents and the pressures of creating The Thanksgiving Meal. WOW – someone else,[…]

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Keep the “Trick” out of Halloween

Did your parents ever tell you that you could be whatever you wanted to be when you grew up? Mine did, and at Halloween it is definitely true! But along with this ability to play dress-up comes increased risk: increased amount of traffic on your property, which increases the chance of someone becoming hurt or your home being damaged. In order to have a claim-free, “trick-less” Halloween, keep these tips in mind: • When preparing for trick-or-treaters, make sure your yard and front door are as well lit as they can possibly be and ensure that you have a clutter[…]

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Kitchen Fire

Family and friends are gathered in the kitchen. Food and conversation abounds. The sounds of laughing children playing in the other room echoes the sentiment felt by all. Kickoff is only minutes away and the anticipation runs high. Will this year be THE year? Who will be the starting quarterback? How will our line stack up against the opposing team? With all the distractions, a pan has been left unattended on the stove and suddenly bursts into flame…..what do you do?  One of the biggest things to remember is to NOT PANIC…..REMAIN CALM. A friend of mine recently sent this[…]

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