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Is your outbuilding(s) adequately insured?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 9, 2014 8:27:00 AM

Do you have an old dairy barn on your premises? Did you just put up a new 30’x40’ storage garage? Are you operating a new business out of your garage? Do you board someone’s horse in an outbuilding on your premises? And most importantly, do you know if your homeowner’s insurance provides coverage for these buildings, and if so, is that coverage enough? Sue Gerlach, a veteran personal lines underwriter with West Bend, will discuss insurance coverage for other structures.

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Ten tips for safe and successful tailgating

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 2, 2014 12:28:00 PM

For many, grilling is a favorite past time, especially with family and friends. Even though the end of summer is approaching, you don’t need to put your grill away. Football season is upon us and it offers a great opportunity for tailgating with family and friends.

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Tips to prevent identity theft in school aged children

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 26, 2014 11:36:00 AM

In August, my blogs focused on a number of topics parents of school-aged children deal with every year. They were:

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Five tips for getting ready for the new school year

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 19, 2014 9:17:00 AM

If schools in your area haven’t already started, they will be soon. The transition from summer vacation to school can be challenging for you and your child. For my youngest daughter, the days of staying up late and sleeping in until 9:00 or 10:00 will be over. Here are some tips that can help make the transition from summer vacation to school easier for you and your family.

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Prevent common sports injuries with these tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 12, 2014 3:00:00 PM

It’s that time of year again. School sports programs are ramping up for the fall season. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that nearly 30 million children and adolescents are active in sports. It’s not surprising, then, that injuries are quite common.

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Does your college student have insurance coverage at school?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 5, 2014 1:41:00 PM

It’s time for college students to migrate back to school! Before leaving home, students should make sure they have adequate insurance coverage.

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Tips to keep your children from getting the "summer slide"

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 29, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Have you ever heard of the “summer slide”? No, it’s not spending time in the back yard watching your children go up and down the slide on their swing set. It’s also not a ride at the county fair. Summer slide describes what happens to children’s minds if they don’t exercise them during the summer months. What do I mean by exercise? Having kids read and do some cognitive thinking.

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Buying A Car For Your Teen Driver: Choose Safety Over Price.

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 22, 2014 12:57:00 PM

My daughter has been driving since April 2013. I am thankful for every day her car is back in the driveway in one piece. I am thankful because the leading cause of death for teens is motor vehicle crashes. Fatal car crashes are not only devastating for the families involved, they affect the entire community.

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How to protect your family from a dryer fire

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 15, 2014 9:03:00 AM

On Fox 6 News in Milwaukee, I recently watched coverage of a home that was destroyed by a fire caused by 15 years of lint build-up in the dryer. Not only should you clean your lint trap after each use, you should inspect your dryer’s motor, as well as the vent that runs outside every year.

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Insuring classic cars

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 8, 2014 11:25:00 AM

If you attend a Memorial Day or 4th of July parade in your community, you will most likely see nice classic cars in the parade. You may also see a collection of cars lined up at your local ice cream stand. Because I like cars, I enjoy looking at the cars and do so with envy.

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