Alabama Opens Field Offices to Aid Tornado Victims in Getting New ID

TweetThe Alabama Department of Public Safety announced earlier this week that it would be opening offices in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa in order to help residents whose driver’s licenses and state ID cards were lost in the tornadoes that struck the … Continue reading

Tornadoes Mean Higher Insurance for NC

TweetLast month’s tornadoes in North Carolina will probably mean a state-wide increase in the cost of homeowners insurance because of the extent of the damage, say insurance industry analysts. That’s the bad news. The good news (sort of), at least … Continue reading

Social Networkers Beware, Your Premiums Could be Headed Up

TweetIf you’re on Facebook, Twitter, using services like Foursquare — checking in here, checking in there — beware. You may be elevating your homeowners insurance premiums because you are engaging in a risky behavior. Yup. Social networking is firmly on … Continue reading

Wine with your insurance?

TweetMy suspicion is that most people reading this blog don’t have wine cellars, but an article from Reuters about insuring vino did catch my eye. I have friends who have been bitten by the grape bug and increasingly consider themselves … Continue reading

Time to Review Your Degree of Protection Against Fire

TweetThis year’s wildfire season is shaping up to be scary and very active. There have already been 97 fires in Colorado that have consumed 37,000 acres and the outbreaks in West Texas in the last week and a half scorched … Continue reading

Read Your Homeowners Policy!

TweetA news item out of South Carolina caught my eye this morning. Over this past weekend, a hailstorm in the area around Columbia caused about $45 million in property damage. By Monday morning, insurance companies already had some 18,000 claims … Continue reading

Homeowners Insurance in Hard Times

TweetWriting for FoxBusiness.com, Jennie L. Phipps offers good advice to homeowners in the article, “Reassess Your Homeowners Policy in Down Market.” Her article strikes right at the heart of the most nagging point of “non-recovery” in the recession — home … Continue reading

Government Site for Safer Products

TweetOn Friday, March 11 the government launched a new website, SaferProducts.gov that is under the auspices of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Its basic function is to let consumers report and search safety complaints about products. You probably won’t be … Continue reading