|How to increase (and decrease) your home’s value.
Selling your home within the next year? Find out what you can do to help increase its value… and what could actually decrease it. How to increase your home’s value: Get an inspection. A home inspection is a great way to catch small issues with moisture, termites, etc. before they become big, expensive issues. So […]
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POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 12:50 PM
|What’s the average lifespan of an appliance?
There’s no doubt about it. Owning a home can be an expensive undertaking, especially if your appliances are starting to age. When will your major appliances likely need to be replaced? And how can you help them last longer? According to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the expected lifespan of major appliances is […]
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POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2017 12:00 PM
|How to use whole life insurance for your family’s future.
When we think of life insurance, we typically consider protecting our families from catastrophic events, such as the untimely loss of a life partner. This is true of term life policies, which are a popular choice among families with children needing high coverage now, but anticipate decreasing needs over time. On the other hand, whole […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 12:00 PM
|Term life insurance: Keeping costs down while needs are high.
Determining your life insurance needs can be a daunting task, and understanding the differences in policy types, as well as individual policy benefits, can be quite confusing. But of the many types of life insurance available, term life is perhaps the most straightforward purchase… and the easiest to understand. What is term life insurance? Term […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 12:00 PM
|7 reasons to have life insurance.
Often, we like to think of life insurance as part of “adulting.” It’s that far-off consideration for when we’re middle-income family men and women. But, life insurance is actually something that should be considered now — regardless of your age, life stage or income level. What are the biggest reasons to invest in life insurance? […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 12:00 PM
|5 misconceptions about who needs life insurance.
If you’re the sole breadwinner for a family of eight, the need for life insurance is pretty clear. But for others, the decision is not so clear-cut. Here are five reasons people think they don’t need life insurance – and why they should think again: 1. “I don’t need life insurance because I’m single.” Being […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 08, 2017 11:46 AM
|Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
We’ve seen so much tragedy over the 150 years we’ve been in business, Hurricane Harvey and Irma being the most recent. Our agents are usually the first call made once a family has gotten out of harm’s way. After the floods. After the fire. After the storms. While we’re helping to rebuild their lives, we […]
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2017 3:24 PM
|15 motorcycle safety tips.
Think you’re ready for the road? Find out which rules the best bikers abide by: Wear a helmet. It may be optional in some states, but it’s still encouraged. To protect your head, we recommend a full-face helmet that’s been approved by the Department of Transportation (just look for the certification sticker). Get the right […]
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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2017 12:00 PM
|Frankenmuth Insurance brings home marketing awards.
Frankenmuth Insurance’s brand campaign rose to the challenge for the second year in a row – bringing home four Awards of Excellence from the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Recognition is always a high honor, but even more so when you win four awards in one night. We received […]
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POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 12:00 PM
|How to avoid 3 common kitchen disasters.
While we can’t help you avoid serving tough chicken or lumpy gravy, there are other kitchen disasters we’re all too familiar with. Plan ahead and follow our safety tips to steer clear of these common kitchen catastrophes: 1. Slips and falls. Clean up spills as soon as they happen, and check the floor periodically while […]
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POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 1:45 PM