Preventing the Risk of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is something that some of us forget to think twice about. Consider your daily commute or your weekly trip to the grocery store. These are routes you have taken so often and are comfortable with. You probably change the station on the radio or take a drink of your coffee. In the split […]

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Through the Roof! How Roofing Scams Will Cost You

With hail season upon us, I thought I would share this article. In January 2020, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2019 Consumer Sentinel Network Report showing that they received a total of 23,963 reports from home repair, improvement, and product fraud. This is a staggering amount of fraud reported by the FTC, and […]

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Have you Heard of Infotainment Data?

Most people are aware of the information that can be collected from a vehicle’s “black box.” However, the information that can be gained from the Infotainment Center in a vehicle is not as widely known. Infotainment Data, also referred to as IVI, is the term used to describe the collection of hardware and software inside […]

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“Bells and Whistles” Allow Quality Auto Insurance Policies to Shine

It’s next to impossible to watch any type of TV programming without seeing a commercial advertising how you can save money on auto insurance. But should you really purchase your auto coverage based upon the cheapest price? Before I elaborate on this, allow me to ask you a different set of questions: Would you hire […]

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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

In the minds of so many, summertime evokes thoughts of relaxation, taking it easy, going on vacation, and enjoying yourself at the beach. But, unfortunately, criminals can take advantage of you any time of the year. Fraudsters may use the fact that we are distracted by planning or going on vacation to con us. Moreover, […]

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Safety First When Celebrating Memorial Day

There’s one thing I always say to my kids when I know they’re hanging out with family or friends on a holiday weekend. “Be smart! Be safe! Have fun!” Your Memorial Day weekend can be fun and safe at the same time. It’s normally a fun-filled weekend because it’s one of the first chances to […]

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How Telematics May Help You Save Money On Car Insurance Updated: August 2020

Telematics (or a telematics system) is a method used to collect information about your mileage and driving habits. Insurers generally use telematics data to offer personalized driving feedback, safe-driving rewards or potential cost savings on your car insurance policy for safe driving. Telematics may also come into play if your insurer offers mileage-based insurance policies […]

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How Does Your Homeowner Policy Respond To A Total Loss?

While homeowner insurance covers individuals and families for many day-to-day claims involving water damage, roof damage, and the like, it is potentially there for you when the unthinkable happens and your house is completely destroyed. Dozens of questions arise whenever a catastrophic circumstance occurs; however, there is one question you should ask yourself prior to […]

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It May Have Been Covered but HOW Was It Covered?

If you’ve watched any college football over the past several years, you’ve probably seen multiple commercials from a certain insurance company that likes to show an imaginary college professor walking an individual through a building containing exhibits that represent different claim situations. The commercials show what happened while the professor narrates, then at the end […]

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Don’t Just Throw it Out: How to Protect the Environment and Your Personal Data

As the popularity of the internet and electronic devices continues to grow, so do the number of places where cybercriminals can find—and steal—our personal data. The rise in device ownership is also creating an enormous amount of e-waste. The World Economic Forum estimates that the world is currently producing 50 million tons of e-waste every […]

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