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Do you drive a company car? Are you properly insured?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 12, 2016 10:50:18 AM

Suppose you’re driving your “company-furnished” vehicle on a personal errand to the grocery store and are involved in a very serious accident. Will you have the proper insurance coverage? Bonnie Pesch, a veteran personal lines underwriter with West Bend discusses this question below.

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Bounce into warm weather safely: Eight trampoline safety tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 5, 2016 8:00:41 AM

Now that spring is here, neighborhoods are starting to come back to life. More people are walking, kids are riding their bikes and scooters, and some have even started yard work.

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Pet-cation:  Ways to help your pets cope during your absence

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 29, 2016 1:07:07 PM

Many families enjoy going on a spring break vacation. A vacation to a warm location is a nice reprieve from winter this time of year.

If you have pets, they may enjoy a vacation, as well. A warm weather destination, however may make travel difficult, resulting in them being left at home. Therefore, if you’re going away for a spring break vacation or a vacation later this year, here are some things to consider.

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Was your home flooded? Here are some tips to safely clean it

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 22, 2016 2:42:11 PM

As our weather patterns change and we move from winter to spring, flooding is a common phenomenon. Unfortunately flooding can happen without warning and isn’t covered by standard homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies.

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If disaster strikes, can your home be rebuilt?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If your home is destroyed by a fire or tornado, the last thing you want to hear is that your home wasn’t adequately insured. You may have heard your insurance agent use the term “insurance to value” when determining the amount of coverage needed to insure your home. However, much like beauty, “value” is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, it can be defined in a variety of ways ...

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Seven tips for staying healthy before and during vacation

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 8, 2016 9:03:58 AM

After enduring months of snow and cold, people can’t wait to get away on a spring break vacation. Even though this winter has been mild where I live, I can’t wait to visit a warmer climate.

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Five Reasons Why Swim Lessons are Great for Kids

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Being a parent, running from activity to activity with your children can be taxing on everyone. But more than any other activity, the benefits of enrolling your children in swimming lessons cannot be overlooked. Not only do swimming lessons provide a lifesaving set of skills, it’s surprisingly good for the body and the brain.

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Understanding auto insurance: debunking the myths

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 23, 2016 11:11:30 AM

Buying a new car can be exciting and scary. I love the new car smell and all the new features that come with it.

For me, however, the scary part is driving it off the lot. No, it’s not the depreciation. It’s the fact that my new baby (investment) is now out on the open road. All of a sudden, I’m worried about stone chips, road debris, and other drivers ... things I normally don’t think about after I get my first ding or scratch.

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Home child proofing tips for the new parent or grandparent

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

bigstock-Little-Girl-Playing-With-House-105964541.jpgIt has been awhile since I have had to think about childproofing my home; however, as my younger cousins begin having children, and friends become grandparents, I thought it would be an interesting topic to research. For those of us who have older children, safety tips and recommendations have changed.

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Protect your sweetheart from these Valentine’s Day scams

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Valentine’s Day is that special holiday where you can show somebody how much you care. Spending this Valentine’s Day is expected to reach an all-time high of $19.7 billion with consumers spending on average of $146.84.

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