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Monthly Archives: September 2018

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month Posted on Sep 26

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

  Life Insurance can help protect your family by replacing lost income or providing funds to pay outstanding bills or taxes in the event of your death. While many of us do not want to consider what happens after we’re gone, it’s important to understand   …Continue Reading September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

Congratulations, you’re the Unlucky Winner! Posted on Sep 24

Congratulations, you’re the Unlucky Winner!

  Our Office works very hard to educate consumers on how to spot a scam. So you can imagine how excited we were to hear from a consumer alerting us to a fake check scam that he received. The fake check scam is common. You’ll see   …Continue Reading Congratulations, you’re the Unlucky Winner!

Public Insurance Adjusters: Who They Are and What They Can Do for You Posted on Sep 21

Public Insurance Adjusters: Who They Are and What They Can Do for You

    Following a disaster, an insurance adjuster can help homeowners in navigating the claims process and obtaining the maximum claim for damaged property. An insurance company may have its own adjusters or hire independent ones and their services are performed free of charge. In   …Continue Reading Public Insurance Adjusters: Who They Are and What They Can Do for You

To Give or Not to Give Posted on Sep 18

  In the wake of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or death of a community member, it is common to want to help those affected by tragedy.  Unfortunately, individuals and organizations attempt to take advantage of generous consumers by posing as phony charities to steal   …Continue Reading To Give or Not to Give

College Credit Posted on Sep 14

College Credit

  One common acquisition of many incoming college students is a personal credit card.  For some, a first credit card is a sign of independence and autonomy of one’s finances; for others, it’s only to be used in the event of an emergency or to   …Continue Reading College Credit

Make Sure Your Kids are Playing Video Games Responsibly Posted on Sep 11

Make Sure Your Kids are Playing Video Games Responsibly

  Video games are a popular use of time among children and adults. They test skill, encourage friendly competition, can provide a workout, and they’re fun. And whereas video games of the past required all players to use a controller connected to the gaming console,   …Continue Reading Make Sure Your Kids are Playing Video Games Responsibly

September is College Savings Month Posted on Sep 5

September is College Savings Month

It is no hidden fact that US colleges are painfully expensive, often dangling students on strings of student loan payments and scholarship maintenance.  In recognition of this unavoidable difficulty, September has been deemed College Savings Month.  For that, we have compiled a list of saving-savvy   …Continue Reading September is College Savings Month