|7 ways to go green in your home.
From recycling a piece of paper to installing solar panels, there are a lot of ways to create a more environmentally friendly home. However, some are certainly simpler than others. If you’re interested in taking some steps toward sustainable living, see what comes second nature to the eco-experts. Discover seven helpful hints to go green […]
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POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 12:00 PM
|St. Patrick’s Day safety tips from Liam the leprechaun.
As the involuntary mascot of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s my duty to fill you all in on how to celebrate the day properly. First of all, if you’re not Irish, don’t pretend you are—there’s no such last name as “O’ Smith” and we all know it. Second, lay off me gold, you’ll never get it […]
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POSTED MARCH 15, 2019 12:00 PM
|Is your business prepared for disaster? Step #3: Know your employees.
If disaster strikes, would you know how to reach your employees? Do you have current home and mobile phone numbers, street addresses, email addresses and emergency contact information for each of them? Is this information available outside your business location? To put it simply, your employees are your business’s most valuable asset. And in an […]
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POSTED MARCH 12, 2019 1:38 PM
|9 hazards hiding in your small business.
You work hard to build your business, create an inviting workplace and foster a fantastic culture, but it’s also your job to make sure your workplace is safe for employees. Of course, you maintain appropriate insurance coverage. You check the smoke detectors regularly, keep an up-to-date first-aid kit, and you have your fire sprinkler serviced […]
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POSTED MARCH 05, 2019 12:00 PM
|Is your business prepared for disaster? Step #2: Know your operations.
Your ability to respond quickly to a business disruption could mean the difference between survival and closure. To determine the maximum amount of time your business could afford to stay closed after a disaster occurs, you need to know your operations. First, identify your key business functions and processes … and then decide how long […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2019 12:00 PM
|7 things that cost more than life insurance.
If you’ve put off getting life insurance coverage, chances are good that money was one of the reasons. With all the tangible things you need to spend money on (food, shelter, transportation), it’s hard to get enthusiastic about making room in your budget for life insurance. But if you look at the numbers, you may […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2019 12:00 PM
|4 compelling reasons to work in the insurance industry.
Let’s say you’re searching for your dream job and someone asked, “Why not work in the insurance industry?” Would it have been a career you considered, or a career that caught you by surprise? While the insurance industry is often unintentionally overlooked, it has some awesome appeals. Here are a few reasons you might want […]
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POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2019 12:00 PM
|How to jumpstart a car: Our step-by-step guide.
When a dead battery leaves you stranded, you could call road service… or you could jumpstart it back to life. (You’ll need to have jumper cables, so if you don’t have them, here’s your first step: Buy some. You can find them online for less than $20.) Jumpstarting a car isn’t difficult, but since you’re […]
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POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 12:00 PM
|9 things to have handy when you lose power.
There’s never a convenient time for a power outage… but somehow, it usually happens at the most inconvenient one. After all, doesn’t it seem like your electricity only goes out when your sheets are in the washer, your dinner is in the oven or you’re watching the last five minutes of your favorite TV show? […]
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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 12:00 PM
|5 reasons you’ll still want life insurance when you retire.
You’re retired, or you’re getting ready to retire. You have a nest egg of retirement savings, social security checks coming in, and maybe even a pension. Your kids flew the coop years ago and can support themselves (congratulations). Why would you want life insurance when you retire? Here’s why: You may have debt. If you […]
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POSTED JANUARY 08, 2019 12:00 PM