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Remodeling, renovation can affect home’s value

February 10, 2018

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Home, Home Inventory, moving

Remodeling and renovation projects can add significantly to the value of your home. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, remember to update your homeowner insurance as you increase your home’s value. The Coverage A limit on your homeowner policy is the amount of insurance you have to reconstruct your home in the…
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Time to double-check your pipes!

January 05, 2018

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: & Frozen Pipes, Home, home safety, Ice, Insurance, Snow, weather

With winter sending an arctic blast across much of North America, homeowners and business owners will want to increase monitoring to prevent damage from frozen pipes. These prior posts from our blog give additional information on how to prevent pipe freezes and offer techniques for minimizing damage if you do suffer a pipe freeze.  …
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Tips to protect data on that smartphone under your tree

December 24, 2017

Weston Wolfe

Categories: children, Christmas, Claims, Cyber Liability, holiday, personal, Safety, Safety Tips, teens

If you are among the millions unwrapping a slick new smartphone this holiday season, you’ll want to take steps to protect it and your privacy. Almost 80 percent of Americans own smartphones, according to reports from the U.S. General Services Administration, and cybercriminals are out to exploit them. Even if this is not your first…
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Umbrella insurance offers additional protection

November 09, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Insurance, personal

Umbrella insurance is additional personal liability coverage that can offer an additional layer of protection beyond what your homeowner’s insurance can provide. If you or a family member are found personally responsible for serious property damage or personal injury to others, the cost of damages can quickly add up beyond the liability limits of your home…
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7 Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

October 27, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: children, health, holiday, parenting, Safety, Safety Tips, teens

halloween

For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.   1. Plan a route in advance. Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which…
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Here are 7 tips to keep your children safe on social media

October 20, 2017

Weston Wolfe

Categories: children, Cyber Liability, Home, home safety, parenting, personal, Safety, Safety Tips, student, teens

1. Say “no” as long as you can Many experts agree that middle-school aged children are simply too young to understand the potential dangers. The legal age for some platforms is 13. But for some parents, allowing kids to have a way to share photos or communicate with friends seems harmless. 2. Decide together which…
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Teen Safe Driving

October 17, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Auto, parenting, Safety, Safety Tips, student, teens, Travel

Here is a list of things to keep teen safe while driving, but really these are good tips for any driver for National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW).  Don’t try to multitask. Avoid these nine distractions while driving: Talking on the phone even if hands-free. Teen drivers younger than 18 can’t legally talk on the…
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Plan for safety long before Halloween night

October 11, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: children, holiday, parenting, Safety, Safety Tips

halloween pumpkin

It’s almost that time of year when children look forward to trick-or-treating, dressing up in costumes, decorating and obtaining more candy than they can possibly eat. As fun as it is, Halloween is also a deceptively dangerous night, and preparations for a safe and enjoyable celebration should begin long before Halloween night.   SELECTING A…
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Life insurance can protect family from college debt

September 20, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Insurance, student

student

As college graduates take the next step, one thing is often left out of the process – life insurance. Young adults often carry debt with them into the working world, whether from student loans, car loans or credit card debt. If you are a recent graduate, have you considered what could happen if you were…
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Seven Tips to Become a Better Defensive Driver

September 13, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: Auto, Travel

defensive driving

People have been driving cars for well over 100 years, but it seems we still haven’t mastered how to drive them safely.1 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2015, there were 35,092 people killed in car crashes – a 7.2 percent increase from the year before.2 Why the spike? Drivers today report they routinely…
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