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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Dog Ate My Home

 By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy Pixabay

If you own a dog or a cat, you know they sometimes misbehave.  If they aren't stealing scraps of food from the table, they're leaving you little smelly presents on the floor. Sometimes they like to chew on everything from your slippers to electrical cords and furniture.  Large dogs have been known to chew holes through sheetrock or wooden doors.  That's not to mention the kind of mayhem a wild animal can cause if one gets trapped in your garage or decides to move into your attic.  In short, the damage animals can inflict on a home can be substantial.  If you ever wondered what kind of animal damage is and isn't covered by homeowner's insurance, you've come to the right place.  

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

What Does it Really Cost to Own a New Car?

 By Catherine Powell

There’s nothing like owning a new car.  If you're considering buying one soon, you really owe it to yourself to understand the total cost the vehicle will represent during its lifetime.  With an average cost of $45,031 in 2021, the first time in history the price has exceeded $45,000, the sticker shock of ownership isn't something for the faint of heart these days.  But this is only the tip of the iceberg in what to many folks is the second-highest monthly expense they'll pay after rent or mortgage.  If you don't want your next ride to take you for a ride, there are a few things you need to know before you drive off the dealer lot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

12 Ways to Save on Homeowner's Insurance

By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy Pixabay

You’ve heard of the twelve days of Christmas, right?  If you’re like me, you’ve probably already started your holiday shopping.  That means creating debt at the end of the year that you’ll need to pay off next year.  To help you put a little more ho, ho, ho in the holidays, I thought I’d show you how to can get some jingle back in your jeans by employing twelve different ways to save money on homeowner’s insurance.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Holiday Travel Tips

By Catherine Powell

      Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s that time of year when the holidays kick into overdrive as we prepare to travel to be with our loved ones.  If you’re preparing to take an airline flight between now and the New Year, there are some things you need to know if you want to reduce the stresses of traveling to and from your destination.  Below are ten tips to help you get where you’re going without gritting your teeth. 

Student Pilot Insurance Makes for Happy Landings

 By Catherine Powell Image courtesy Pixabay If you or someone you know is considering getting their private pilot's license, there are a...