Summer Vacation + An Empty House = Paradise for Thieves

Are you trying to fit in one last vacation before summer ends and the kids are back in school? You’re not alone! This is a prime time for families to pack their bags and head out for fun, sun, and relaxation. But it’s also a great time for criminals to…how do they say it…“Strike while the iron is hot”! There’s nothing that will ruin the rejuvenation of vacation like coming back to a home that was a hot spot for criminals or a home in disarray. Fortunately, there are some easy measures you can … [Read more...]

Severe Weather: Make Sure You’re ‘Covered’

Did you hear tornado sirens sounding in your city at some point this month? March is a very popular time for severe weather awareness campaigns in many states. Which got me thinking…you’re prepared on what to look for in the skies, what to do when the sirens sound, how to react if you’re outside and you see lightning, how to always go to the lowest level in your home or the building you’re in if a tornado is in the area, and so much more. But do you have a plan in place for your family? Do you … [Read more...]

What Keeps You Up at Night?

The answer to that question for me is, “A whole lot!” I have two young kids, so as you can imagine, there are a lot of things that worry me. In general, the whole “am I doing this parenting thing right?” is clearly the winner of my thoughts. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. After all, I’m in the insurance industry…and not just any part of the industry, but the Personal Lines specialization. This means I see and hear it all when it comes to families and unfortunate circumstances. Think … [Read more...]

A Personal Story with a Big Lesson

We all love a personal story, right? What’s more is that we all love stories we can learn from and ones that have happy endings! Well, I’m going to give you all three in one! So sit back and grab a coffee or soda because you’re about to go on wild ride — one I went on recently. Earlier this fall, my garage door opener had been on the fritz. You know the deal…it wouldn’t open the door, so I actually had to get out of the car and use a keypad to open the door. It was a hassle, and it had been that … [Read more...]

A Personal Story with a Big Lesson

We all love a personal story, right? What’s more is that we all love stories we can learn from and ones that have happy endings! Well, I’m going to give you all three in one! So sit back and grab a coffee or soda because you’re about to go on wild ride — one I went on recently. Earlier this fall, my garage door opener had been on the fritz. You know the deal…it wouldn’t open the door, so I actually had to get out of the car and use a keypad to open the door. It was a hassle, and it had been that … [Read more...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Until It Isn’t

It happens every year…literally, EVERY year. I turn on the TV to watch a little news, and one of the headlining stories is a home fire. The culprit? Holiday lights. Another headlining story? Thieves steal presents from right under a family’s nose. And yet another? There’s a car accident with injuries caused by an intoxicated driver. The holiday season is most definitely upon us, and some may say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Houses are decorated, presents are wrapped, and the spirit … [Read more...]