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Forget hot cocoa and a blanket—these products could save your life in a serious snowstorm]]>
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:53:00 +0000 0
5 Tips to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Extreme cold temperatures put your home or business at risk for frozen pipes. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on pipes. When there’s too much pressure on pipes, they burst. ]]>
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:14:22 +0000 0
Car Battery Tips for the Cold Weather

Winter is the absolute worst time for a car battery to go. When temperatures drop to near or below zero, it is common for drivers to get stuck with a car that won’t start. This is because your car battery loses 33% of its power during the cold winter months, making it susceptible to failure. To prevent a dead battery in the middle of winter, your car’s battery needs its own care and maintenance.]]>
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:29:03 +0000 0
Water damage to your home – why it happens and how to prevent it.

Familiarize yourself with the different types of water damage, how you can prevent them and if they’re covered in a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. It’s important to review your policy with your insurance agent to understand what coverage you have in your policy and what coverages you may want to consider adding.]]>
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:11:09 +0000 0
When NOT to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

True or false: When in doubt, file a homeowners insurance claim… While some people may believe a "might as well" approach is best, it can actually hurt your cause. Whether or not you should file a claim depends entirely on the amount and type of damage.]]>
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:21:06 +0000 0
Whether You’re Home or Away - the Mice Will Play

If you think you’re safe from the expense and heartbreak of rodent-caused fires, think again. You may be surprised to learn that rodents invade 21 million U.S. homes each winter. In fact, a recent survey from found that 37 percent of Americans have spotted a rodent in their home in the last year. That means you or one of your neighbors has likely had a rodent problem. Yikes!]]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:24:59 +0000 0
What Determines the Price of My Auto Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been there before. Something changed in your life – you bought a new car, moved into a new neighborhood or started a new job...then, one day, you notice what you pay for auto insurance changes. Why does that happen? Ultimately, what ends up on your insurance bill depends largely on both what you drive and how you drive… as well as other things related to your overall life. While every insurer handles things a little differently, here are the most common things that affect the price of your auto premium.]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:48:51 +0000 0
Easiest Hot Dog Doggy Treats

Do you ever have leftover hot dogs? Maybe you threw some on the grill and there’s 2 left in the package. Or you made them for lunch and one is still floating in the pan? Or maybe you don’t eat hot dogs because you don’t want to think about what they’re actually made of and would just like a tasty treat for your dogs? No matter what, here’s a tasty puppy pleasing use for hot dogs (or turkey dogs)]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:04:03 +0000 0
What is cold brew — and why?

We have reached peak cold brew.]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:27:15 +0000 0
Top 4 Fall Driving Hazards (And How to Handle Them)

The start of fall brings a lot of welcome things: a new school year, cooler temps and changing leaves. You may not notice it right away, but your daily commute is affected by the shorter days and changing weather, too. (For example: Did you know wet leaves can be as slippery as ice?) Stay alert this fall. Here are the top things to look out for when you’re on the road:]]>
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 21:05:05 +0000 0
Cyber Attacks are the New Normal

Hackers are becoming bolder and cyber attacks are getting bigger all the time.]]>
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:25:31 +0000 0
Know Someone Getting Married? They Will Want to Read This!

Mrs. Agent and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this past September. Every year we look at our photos together and chuckle about how fun it was. It’s amazing how fast time goes! Fortunately, we had a low key, low cost, destination wedding. I can say that I am definitely blown away at the cost of today’s average wedding! ]]>
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:15:25 +0000 0
How to Handle a Car Accident in 7 Easy Steps

An unexpected car accident can leave you feeling a bit scattered. That's why it's important to brush up on post-accident procedures now, when you're good and levelheaded. This 7-step guide can help make the moments after an accident less stressful — and the claims process a whole lot smoother.]]>
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 22:09:32 +0000 0
State Fair Sausage Packets

Now that most of the summer fairs are over, you can still enjoy this summer sausage recipe. It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious. This State Fair Sausage Packets are an oven-friendly recipe, but they're also perfect for the grill!! Your stomach will rumble in anticipation, but luckily you won’t have to wait in line for this summer sausage recipe!]]>
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:36:29 +0000 0
Six Insurance Coverages Small Retailers Need

As an owner of a small retail business, it may be difficult to identify which types of insurance coverages are best for your business. Here are six coverages that are necessary to protect your business.]]>
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:40:04 +0000 0
What if You Weren’t Here Tomorrow?

Stop and think (it’s hard to think about, we know): What would happen to your family?]]>
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:43:41 +0000 0
My Car Was Broken Into. Now What?

You walk out the door, ready to start your day. Then your heart sinks as you notice broken glass surrounding your car. Unfortunately, you’re not alone. A car break-in is a scene that too many Americans encounter each year. And after those initial feelings of shock and disappointment subside, you may be left wondering what to do next. ]]>
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:53:38 +0000 0
Thank You Note!

To all our friends and clients: I would like to thank you personally and on behalf of our team at The Agent Insurance Services for attending our “Meet Your Team” event on Saturday, July 14th. ]]>
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 04:33:49 +0000 0
Give Your Home More Protection, So You Have Peace-of-Mind

In lieu of the heavy rain that hit the Boardman area recently, it got a lot of people thinking about Sewer & Drain Back up and Flood Insurance.]]>
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:34:38 +0000 0
Affordable Ways to Update Your Home

Tired of your home looking outdated? Or investing in an older home and want to update it? You don't need deep pockets to do either. In fact, upgrading your home can be quite affordable with the right projects. Here are five ways to make a big impact without spending a lot of money:]]>
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:10:58 +0000 0