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You can’t always avoid them, but you can minimize the damage
As winter turns to spring and temperatures rise, the roads of New England begin to heave and crack. Here are a few tips to keep you out of a repair rut and to help you avoid having to file a claim.
1. Eyes on the Road. This goes without saying, but vigilance can help you avoid hitting potholes in the first place. Be extra alert when driving after a… Continue reading →
If you think teens are the primary culprits, think again
The number of traffic deaths in the U.S. rose sharply in 2015 and 2016, marking the greatest increase in five decades, and many safety advocates point to distracted driving as one of the primary reasons.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that in 2015 alone, distracted driving was the cause of 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries, and texting was the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text… Continue reading →
If you’re like most people, you are likely already aware of the benefits of bundling. Perhaps you bundle your cable, internet and phone service. Or maybe you bundle your order as a value meal at your local fast-food restaurant (would you like fries with that?). Bundling your insurance policies––for example home, auto and life––can also save you both time and money and net you better customer service as well.
Rather than having to deal with multiple companies, you can streamline… Continue reading →
A little caution and some common sense can prevent a cozy fire from turning into a devastating blaze
Relaxing in front of a roaring fire is standard practice for many of us in New England, especially with the frigid temps we’ve experienced so far this month. But before you strike a match, take a few minutes to review these standard safety tips to prevent your cozy fire from turning into a flaming disaster.
Creosote, a residue that builds… Continue reading →
One of the standout quotes from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, back in 1986, was:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
The same holds true with your insurance coverage. While most people remember to update their insurance after major life events, like a marriage or a baby, it’s easy to forget to account for some of the smaller, more gradual changes that may affect your coverage.… Continue reading →