The Best Advice When Buying Your First Home

The Best Advice When Buying Your First Home

In your heart, you know you are ready to move into your own home. But, you are worried about whether you have enough money saved and if your credit is good enough. You have likely been told lots of different things from lots of well-intentioned friends and family members about your suitability for homeownership. Maybe, […]

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Got Bling? Insuring Your Jewelry

Insuring your jewelry

Does homeowner’s insurance cover all of your jewelry? You discovered your cat played hockey with your diamond earrings while you were in the shower. Uh oh! One of them landed in the heat register, and the other cannot be found. You have now experienced what insurance agents call, “a mysterious disappearance.” Will your insurance cover […]

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Does Record Keeping Spark Joy?

7 Pieces of Paper You Should Keep forever

7 Pieces of Paper You Should Keep Forever You may think, “Paperwork sparks as much joy in me as doing my taxes.” If you recognize the reference to sparking joy about record keeping, you are one of the millions of people who have heard of Marie Kondo and her organizational mantra for deciding what should […]

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Streamlining Insurance Information

Streamlining Insurance Information

By streamlining insurance information on one site you can quickly find the information that you are seeking. A lot of updates and changes have been made to our website. Therefore, this should make it an easier site to navigate.   Because we want to make sure you know that there are people behind the site who […]

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Protecting Your Smart Home While on Vacation

Protecting Your Smart Home While on Vacation

Tips for Before and During Your Travel 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 protecting your smart home while on vacation: […]

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Should I Raise My Deductible?

Should I Raise My Deductible?

  de·duct·i·ble /dəˈdəktəb(ə)l/ noun NORTH AMERICAN 1. (in an insurance policy) a specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. Should I Raise My Deductible? We don’t care about deductibles until we have to pay one. And then we are bummed out about them. However, there […]

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Photo by Radu Andrei Razvan from Pexels Getting Ready For Winter – A Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather 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 […]

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15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

You probably did not know that there are 15 fire hazards you use every day in and around your home. 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, newish dishwasher was aflame.  More like, […]

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Home Fire Safety; Create a Escape plan

Headlines like the one screaming out of the Bronx where 12 people, including four children, died in an apartment building blaze put a damper on holiday celebrations. Sadly, stories like that about the deadliest fire in New York City since 1990 play out across the country during the holiday and winter season. The small town […]

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