Category: Insurance Tips

  • recycle

    Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

    On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean […]

    April 16, 2019

  • teen drivers

    Parents Can Lower the Risk for Teen Drivers in the Mohawk Valley

    If you have a teen driver in the family, he or she is more likely to be in a car accident than other drivers. The New York Department of Health says, “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and hospitalizations for teens age 16 to 17 in New York State.” Why? Teens […]

    April 16, 2019

  • boating safety for kids

    Boating Safety for Kids

    The Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, and Great Lakes make New York State a haven for boating. And closer to home in the Mohawk Valley are Hinckley Lake, Lake Moraine, and Canadarago Lake, where Central New Yorkers enjoy summertime fun. Boating is most often a family affair, with mom, dad, and the kids all riding our pristine […]

    April 9, 2019

  • money

    7 Ways to Improve Your Finances During Financial Literacy Month

    April is tax season, so a lot of people are thinking about their finances these days. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking in the short term: What’s my refund going to be—or how much do I owe? And what is that going to do to my monthly budget? It’s good to be […]

    April 1, 2019

  • senior drivers in central new york

    Attention Senior Drivers in Central New York: It’s Not You, It’s the Car

    When it comes to seniors, we tend to concentrate driver safety on their physical and mental constraints. But then we ran across a terrific concept in driving safety for older drivers that we hadn’t thought of before. It’s all about the constraints in the vehicles themselves and the features that, if handled properly, add to […]

    May 8, 2018

  • alcohol and health

    Beer, Wine, Cocktails: The Numbers and Your Health

    Do you remember that 60 Minutes piece by Morley Safer that reported the health benefits of red wine? It was back in 1991 and it helped revive a declining wine industry. The segment was called the “French Paradox,” the unexplained reason for the French eating more fat food than Americans but having fewer heart attacks. […]

    April 30, 2018

  • blooming tree

    Prepare for Warmer Weather with These Home Maintenance Tips

    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” That’s a quote from author Hal Borland — but another favorite saying might be even more appropriate for this time of year: “Be prepared.” After all, warmer weather brings plenty of risk to go with its beauty. If you aren’t ready, you could find yourself with […]

    March 22, 2018

  • beware of dog

    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

  • car2go

    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018

  • Ventilation pipes

    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018