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How Alarm Systems Can Reduce Insurance Costs

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How Alarm Systems Can Reduce Insurance Costs

Put Safety First and Reap the Benefits In More Way Than One In the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), a burglary takes place every 14.6 seconds. Homes without a security system are three times more likely to be robbed. The result is a traumatic, devastating experience for you, as well as an expensive loss. The average home insurance claim for burglary is around $3,900. Being robbed costs much more than the loss of your personal belongings, though. It robs you of a sense of security. A robbery can have you...

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A Fine Young Lady

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A Fine Young Lady

So I have this daughter, Abbie, who has always been my shy girl. She is content to let me do the talking in a group setting and says that she is NOT the social arm of the family!  She has a little anxiety in group settings and is usually only in her element when surrounded with familiar things that make her comfortable.  School was always hard and there have been many tears to deal with.  My husband and I weren’t quite sure what to do. She recently decided that she loved horses. I did some research and realized that horses can actually be...

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What is Comprehensive Coverage?

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What is Comprehensive Coverage?

If you have a Massachusetts auto insurance policy and have actually looked at it, you have noticed that there are a lot of options for coverage.  One of these options is comprehensive coverage.  This, in my opinion, is a no-brainer coverage that everyone should have.  It covers quite a bit and the premium is very reasonable. Comprehensive covers damage to your vehicle (less your deductible) caused by an event OTHER than a collision, such as fire, theft or vandalism.  That is a lot of coverage!  One of the other amazing things that...

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What to Do if Your Car is Stolen

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What to Do if Your Car is Stolen

  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 750,000 vehicles were stolen in 2015 alone and 42 percent of vehicles were never recovered. If just the thought of having your vehicle stolen makes you see red, stop and take a breath. When your car is stolen, you need a clear head and a plan. Anything else will slow down the process of possibly recovering your vehicle and getting you back on the road. Think Things Through You walk out of the store, keys in hand, ready to finish your errands or get home. You know...

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National Picnic Month: Best Places in Holyoke for a Picnic

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National Picnic Month: Best Places in Holyoke for a Picnic

  This sweet spot of warm weather and sunshine before the chill creeps back into the air during fall is perfect for spending time outside. It makes sense that July is National Picnic Month. In and around Holyoke are gorgeous views and amazing landscapes that will be covered by snow all too soon. Make sure you take some time this month and all throughout the summer to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and make a picnic of it. Here are a few places to visit. Mount Tom State Reservation For those who love to be active and outdoors, Mount...

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Our Staff Secrets For Saving Money

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Our Staff Secrets For Saving Money

I have heard it a hundred times. “I am trying to save some money so I want to decrease as much coverage as possible on my car insurance.”  There are lots of things that people do as, kind of, a knee jerk reaction to not having enough money.  Some can be extreme and others are meant to help over time.  There is no doubt in mind that it is economically hard for a lot of people to live right now, but cutting things like coverage on your auto insurance can prove to be more of a hassle. The basis of this post is to give you some ideas of ways to...

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The Weekend

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The Weekend

What does the weekend mean to you?  Does it mean that you are jam packed with kids sporting events?  Does it mean that you are working because you have a job that doesn’t close for the weekend?  Does it mean grocery shopping and cleaning and all the other things you don’t get a chance to do during the week…because, well, life? There have been times in my life when the weekend has been all of these things to me, even at the same time.  There have been times when the kids were little and up before the sun that I longed for the...

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7 Tips To Help You Keep Your Dog Cool

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7 Tips To Help You Keep Your Dog Cool

So many people would say summer is the best time to have a dog. It seems in the middle of winter, when it is freezing and snowing, no one wants to walk or play outside with a dog.  Summer on the other hand is fantastic.  Longer days and more sunshine – we feel like doing more so our dogs get to, also! While this time of the year may seem like a fun time for dogs there are some things to be concerned about.  Summer brings hot sun and hot temperatures.  Both are things that can be dangerous to people and their 4 legged friends. Let’s take...

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Keeping Your Kids Active In The Summer

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Keeping Your Kids Active In The Summer

With the end of school fast approaching I thought it would be good to talk about summer plans! Most of the time I tend to have ZERO plans for the kids through the summer.  In fact I wrote a post about having absolutely nothing planned for my kids a few years back.  There is nothing wrong with parents who over plan or parents who do no planning.  Everyone is just doing their best to keep chaos under control. During school, it seems our kids are more active. They HAVE to get up and get going.  They HAVE to take Physical Education.  Most kids...

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

The best way to keep your home in the best possible condition and avoid damage, problems, and other home maintenance nightmares is to take care of your home all year long. Certain maintenance items can and should be done seasonally. Take a look at our checklist of home maintenance items that you should address in the summer. HVAC Maintenance Your air conditioner will get a lot of use this summer. Make sure it works efficiently and will work when you need it most by having it serviced early in the summer. The technician will clean your unit,...

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