Travel Tips: Protecting My Smart Home While on Vacation

Insurance experts probably look at protecting their property a little differently than the average person. We tend to believe that prevention is as important as good coverage when it comes to risk. With that in mind, here are some ideas about ways to protect your home while you are away on your next vacation: Have […]

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Hosting A Party? Should You Serve Alcohol?

       Photo – Pixabay You may have heard about the law that holds bars and liquor stores liable for their customers’ actions after being served alcohol at their place of business. If the patron injures or causes death to someone, the business can be sued. This is called “Dram Shop Liability.”  Most states have statutory […]

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Blue Light Eye Peril

Beat That Blue Light Eye Peril Research uncovers new disease threat How long do you spend staring at a screen — computer, TV, tablet or phone — every day? According to the latest estimates, the average is 11 hours a day. And that’s given rise to a new scare about the effects of so-called blue […]

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The Sharing Economy: Looking for a Side Hustle

Are you looking for a secondary income stream? People working outside of their regular careers at a side-job have been doing this for forever. But in the last couple of decades, the terminology has changed as well as the numbers of people working on their own. Maybe you are already one of the one-in-three Americans […]

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Tips for Safe Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There are people who view shopping as a sport. The thrill of the hunt. The euphoria of getting a good deal. The slaloming through the crowds. The wrangling of the packages into the car. The calisthenics to gift wrap the gigantic, oddly-shaped presents. Let those endorphins flow!And then there are those who would rather just […]

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Fake Liquor Being Sold For Thousands

There are many changes happening behind the scenes at Smith-Kenyon. We are launching a new website along with a new monthly newsletter.  Posted below is one of the articles from last month. As you can see, the newsletter is not all about insurance. We hope you will find the articles to be interesting and worth […]

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Getting Ready For Winter – Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

Photo by Radu Andrei Razvan from Pexels Best winter memory: Sliding down a hill on my metal flying saucer as a fearless 8-year-old in Iowa City. Worst winter memory: Throwing my snowsuit-clad toddler into a snowbank as I fell on the ice so I wouldn’t crush her on my way to meet the sidewalk. Which […]

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15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

My dishwasher caught on fire. True story. In the middle of a Netflix-night with the Kenyon part of Smith-Kenyon, we smelled smoke and realized our stainless steel, European branded, relatively new dishwasher was aflame.  More like, asmoke.  (But that isn’t a word and it isn’t really important to get into semantics at this point in […]

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Tips To Follow With Commercial Autos

Photo by Ihor Dvoretskyi on Unsplash When you have commercial autos for your business, it is important to focus on safety and security. There are several tips for you to follow which will ensure that your vehicles and your employees are safe throughout the year. Driving Rules There should be a few set driving rules that are enforced at all […]

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