Lowering Premiums

Comparing Auto Insurance Policies

Jim Tice – October 21, 2019

Periodically, I like to call competing insurance companies and have them quote my personal insurance. This way, I can know if it really is possible to save 15% on my car insurance (I never do) and to see the quality of service and advice I receive. Last week I called into one of these companies […] Read More

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Insuring Young Drivers

Adam Murray – June 24, 2019

Any parent who has placed their life in the hands of their young, 16-year old’s driving ability knows that this is a truly terrifying experience. Eventually, they become responsible, experienced drivers who understand and follow the rules of the road. But for a few years, youthful operators pose the greatest risk to roadway safety. In […] Read More

Car Insurance Tips for Seniors

Jim Tice – June 17, 2019

According to the American Automobile Association, drivers in their 70’s have more collisions per mile than any age group. (except those under 25) In their late 70’s they have about the same rate of injury-involved accidents as drivers their early 20’s. The reasons are obvious. As we age, our reflexes slow, making it more difficult […] Read More

Why Relationship Status Matters

Daniel Crichlow – May 6, 2019

Even if you don’t update your relationship status on social media, you should make sure you update it with your insurance agent. This can have a large impact on your premium – especially your auto premium. Auto insurance companies give several discounts. Depending on the number of people you have on your policy and your […] Read More

What You Should Know as a First Time Home Buyer

Daniel Crichlow – April 15, 2019

My wife and I are about to begin searching for our first home. With this new season approaching, I’ve started to think about what things I need to understand to be the most prepared for this large decision, especially in this very competitive housing market. One of the things to understand is what about the […] Read More

Why Do Auto Insurance Rates Continue to Increase?

Jim Tice – March 11, 2019

As unbelievable as it sounds, insurance companies are struggling to keep pace with changes in auto accidents due to increasing frequency and severity. Over the last several years, carriers struggled to have premiums meet losses and expenses on personal auto policies that they have underwritten. And while the graph below is a few years old, […] Read More

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Estimating Homeowners Insurance for a New House

Jim Tice – February 25, 2019

Spring is a popular time for people to begin the process of shopping for a new house. The decision of whether or not to move, and what house to choose, is often driven by the cost involved. Of course, the cost of the house is most importan and interest rates are also a major consideration, […] Read More

What Car Should I Buy to Reduce My Premium?

Tony Grahn – January 21, 2019

While you shouldn’t choose a car based upon your insurance premiums, it doesn’t hurt to prepare for what it might cost. Make the choice based upon your needs. It is a bit similar to when someone asks, “Will my homeowner’s insurance premium go down if I put in an alarm system? Of course it will, […] Read More

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My Insurance Premiums Are out of Line!

Tony Grahn – December 31, 2018

Are you paying too much for your Auto and Homeowners Insurance? Consider these tips: Multi-Policy Discount Most insurance companies will give you a multi-policy discount for having both your auto and homeowners insurance with them. So, if you rent an apartment, carrying renters insurance won’t just give you the protection you need, and that your landlord […] Read More