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Weather Myths: What you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 14, 2015 9:09:35 AM

As the temperatures begin to rise, severe storms start to make headlines around the nation. When I was growing up, I remember the weather myth that you should keep your windows cracked if a tornado is in your area to equalize the pressure. Is this true or a myth?

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As a motorist, do you understand biking laws?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 7, 2015 11:49:31 AM

Bicycling is growing in popularity. It’s easier on your joints, reduces stress, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Due to federal funding, there are more bike trails and street lanes than ever before. These upgrades allow for safer rides with your family and safer commutes to work.

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You just had an accident with your rental car. Now what?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 31, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Are you renting a car for spring break or a summer trip? I’ve found the rental car experience is seldom an enjoyable one. Everyone is in a hurry to get their cars and go. In addition, the rental car staff always makes me question whether I’m doing the right thing by declining their coverage.

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Protect yourself against tax identity theft

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

For years, my wife has filed our taxes online without any issues. This year was no different. However, tax fraud and breaches have consistently made the nightly news. Last week, my cousin and her husband found out that somebody tried to file taxes using their information.

IDT 911 and West Bend have collaborated to provide our insureds with the option to buy insurance coverage to protect them against identity theft. IDT 911 has written an article titled, “3 Ways to Protect against Tax Identity Theft”

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Spring break travel: The science behind turbulence

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 17, 2015 8:19:35 AM

If you live in an area of the country that experiences cold and snow, signs of spring are a welcome sight. This is also the time of year many families put the finishing touches on their spring break trips. After surviving another winter, this is like a rite of passage.

While spring break and other vacations throughout the year are exciting, for many people there’s always a bit of nervousness. For me the nervousness is around flying. I know flying is a safe and efficient way to travel. However, what about that unexpected turbulence?

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Benefits of listing specific items on your homeowner’s insurance

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 10, 2015 10:14:26 AM

Our homeowner’s policies are very important because they provide coverage for our personal property. Did you know, however, that there are some limitations to that coverage? Did you also know that if you have a loss, there’s a good chance you’ll be responsible for paying your deductible? Bonnie Pesch, veteran Personal Lines underwriter will talk about the benefits of scheduling your property.

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Expert Interview tip #2: Winter braking with Road America

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 3, 2015 9:09:00 AM

Do you pump your brakes? If you have an anti-lock braking system in your car, do you understand how to use it correctly?

Kevin Greenwald, a retired police officer and driving instructor at Road America, discusses how to brake safely when driving in winter weather.

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How to create a password that’s easy to remember & hard to guess

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 24, 2015 8:25:00 AM

Breaches, scams, fraud, identity theft. These words are all over the news and, sadly, have affected millions of people. Unfortunately, these crimes will not be going away anytime soon. Therefore, this week’s blog will focus on another way you can protect yourself.
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Expert interview: Winter driving tips from Road America

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 17, 2015 9:03:00 AM

Winter driving can present us with a number of unique hazards. Some of those hazards include:

  • Poor visibility;
  • Blowing and drifting snow;
  • Black ice; and
  • Phantom shoulder.

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Five tips to prevent burns and scalds in your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 10, 2015 8:54:00 AM

Kitchens are a popular place to spend time with family and friends. Floating islands and expansive counter tops allow us to serve fabulous meals, appetizers, and refreshments.

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