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Your Recovery from Identity Theft Starts Here

September 19th, 2017

Identity theft reporting is complicated because it’s a crime that affects so many of the institutions you do business with. But there’s help. In our last post we talked about a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website, www.IdentityTheft.gov. Follow the step-by-step instructions there and you will have reported the theft properly to the FTC. You’ll answer…Read More

How to Prevent Identity Theft & What To Do If You Are a Victim

September 12th, 2017

What is identity theft? Basically, it’s a crime where a thief steals your full name and/or social security number to commit fraud. Thieves can use this info to apply for credit, get phony tax refunds, or even get medical services on your health insurance. They can drain your bank account, run up charges on your…Read More

Boomers On The Road, Know Thyself and Stay Safe

September 5th, 2017

There are more U. S. residents over age 65 than ever before. It’s no wonder, with the baby boom generation finally reaching retirement age. The Insurance Information Institute says that the over 65 population grew from 35 million in 2000 to a whopping 49.2 million in 2016. Of those 49.2 million, over 40 million were…Read More

Labor Day, the Mohawk Valley’s Last Party in the Sun

August 29th, 2017

Saying goodbye to what’s turned out to be a very short summer won’t be easy this year. So we expect some good times at family get-togethers this Labor Day. We especially want to help you keep it safe and memorable for the right reasons. Here are some tips to think about as you prepare for…Read More

What’s Up With Electric Cars in the Mohawk Valley?

August 22nd, 2017

Have you stopped at a red light recently here in the Mohawk Valley and had a car next to you conk out completely with its engine turned off? You’re in the right lane on Genesee Street in Utica and a car stops next to you in the left lane, waiting for the light. Then that…Read More

This Caused $109 Billion Lost in Auto Crashes, But It’s Not What You Think

August 15th, 2017

We talk a lot about driving while intoxicated and speeding, but there’s another cause of car accidents that doesn’t get as much attention. And that is sleep…or lack of it. You know how it is, you’re finally relaxed enough after a tough day at work and then with the kids. You end up in bed…Read More

For Great Taste, Keep the Fire IN the Grill

August 8th, 2017

Did you know that three out of five households own a gas grill? And 75% own at least one outdoor grill or BBQ. That might be the reason the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports a yearly average of 8,900 home fires caused by grilling. Since August is one of the peak months for grilling…Read More

5 Easy Ways to Keep Younger Kids Safe in the Pool

August 1st, 2017

If you own a swimming pool, then you’ve got to be hoping for a warmer August. We’ve noticed some new above-ground and in-ground pools in backyards here in New Hartford, so we thought it might be helpful to remind homeowners about keeping their kids safe in and around the pool. We’ll start out with a…Read More

The Danger in Getting There On Time

July 25th, 2017

9,557 people were killed because of this in 2015. There are laws against it but almost all of us have done it anyway. It’s a result of our busy schedules, hectic lifestyles and maybe a bit of a power trip. What is it? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the 9,557 people…Read More

How to Fix 3 Common Insurance Mistakes and Save Money

July 18th, 2017

Everyone is trying to get the best buy. We sure understand that. Whether it’s shopping the cheapest gasoline, best furniture deals, or grocery store coupons, it pays to be smart with your money. That’s one reason we consider it such an advantage to represent more than one company as independent agents. It’s very easy for…Read More

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