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Bundling Your Insurance Plans Can Help You Save a Bundle

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 →

Practice Fireplace Safety during the Cold Winter Months

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.

Chimney Cleaning

Creosote, a residue that builds… Continue reading →

Life Changes Fast: Is Your Coverage Keeping Pace?

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 →

Landlord insurance: don’t rent out without it

Rental Agreement with KeysKnow how to protect your rental property.

When you buy a home, you buy homeowners insurance—usually. The exception? When the home you own isn’t for you to occupy.

Rental property, whether a single-family home or one split into multiple units, is a whole different ballgame in terms of insurance. Although one or more parties call the place home, homeowners insurance typically does not provide appropriate coverage for a residence that primarily generates rent. That’s why someone (surely some brilliant forbear… Continue reading →

Planning a DIY project? Don’t Injure Yourself…

Before you measure twice, think twice—and consider the implications

Across the nation, it’s happening every day. Executives and editors channeling their inner electrician. Stockbrokers and sous chefs playing professional plumber. Teachers, office managers, personal trainers and innumerable others embarking on a serious building endeavor.

And, in many cases, insurance agents cringing for them.

Yes, it’s a DIY world out there, thanks largely to social media, marketing campaigns and wildly popular television shows—indeed, enough to warrant an entire new network—devoted to… Continue reading →