Football season welcomes stadiums, bars and homes as they fill up with fans eager for the kind of knockdown, drag-out action that can only come from the gridiron. Football enthusiasts cheer their favorites and jeer their rivals, both for their crushing tackles. What is becoming more difficult to overlook is the long-term effects of those […]
Are you planning a getaway over Labor Day weekend? In our latest podcast episode, we discuss the insurance and safety tips to consider before you pack your bags and hit the road.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that complaints about tax and wage-related identity theft doubled in 2015. In these cases, fraudsters use stolen Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns and take the refund. Here are four tips for warding off fraudsters and keeping your information safe during tax season: 1. Make your […]
If you could prevent identity theft from happening to you, would you do it? The answer seems obvious, but Bankrate reports that most Americans still engage in behavior that puts their information at risk. According to the Federal Trade Commission, approximately 19 people fall victim to identity theft every minute. Everyone faces the risk of […]
With Black Friday only two weeks away, the holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching.
The National Retail Federation estimates 46% of holiday browsing and buying will take place online this season.
FEMA officials recently urged California residents to purchase flood insurance before drenching El Niño rains hit, even if they live in low or moderate-risk areas. The infographic below explains the risk and cost of flooding and what Californians need to know before they dismiss the idea of flood insurance. For more information on flood insurance, […]
Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that a state of emergency has been declared across much of South Carolina due to extreme flooding.
The final cost of damage is going to be well above $1 billion, and most likely a multibillion economic cost. Most of that cost damage is uninsured.
South Carolina has nearly 2.2 million housing units, yet fewer than 200,000 flood insurance policies. This may be shocking, since South Carolina ranks as one of the most insured states in the program, but huge gaps still remain.
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More than a quarter of Americans have smart home products and they report that the devices save them an average of 30 minutes a day and more than $1,000 per year, according to a recent report by Coldwell Banker and CNET.
Is there a better way to beat the summer heat than by spending your days in a pool, ocean, river or lake? Probably not!
Yet many water-related activities have hidden risks. In this episode, we’ll discuss how you can stay safe while having fun and staying cool.
Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. That’s not surprising – after all, what better way is there to celebrate the approaching summer season? However, grilling might be riskier than you think. According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling every year. In 2012 alone, 16,900 […]