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Submitted by Brenna Gimler on Thu, 2015-07-02 10:00
Summer is here. Cookouts with family and friends are part of the summer festivities that carry us from June through August. We plan every detail of these events from food to activities right down to the quaint evening gatherings around the fire pit complete with marshmallow roasting. What we don’t plan for is the unexpected. What happens when Uncle Ned suddenly chokes on the steak he is gnawing on because cousin Joe cracked a joke? We hope this never happens but choking was the fourth leading cause of unintentional death in 2011. Would you or anyone at yo
Submitted by John Tessier on Mon, 2015-06-22 16:01
In the Northeast, the term “ice dam” is met with grimacing faces and curse words. Many people have just started work on the home repairs needed due to the havoc wreaked over this past winter. With repairs in full swing, now is a good time to think about making improvements to your home to protect yourself against future ice dam issues. It is better to make these improvements now while your home is already being repaired than to wait and make these improvements after your home is repaired and looks like new.
Submitted by Brenna Gimler on Tue, 2015-06-09 15:00
Audits. Nothing invokes beads of sweat on the foreheads of company owners faster than an audit. It keeps hard working managers up at night with worry even if everything is in order. “It won’t happen to me” they say, but then it does. When it does, it is always a good idea to be prepared. If you haven’t taken the time to proactively prepare for an audit throughout the year there are steps you can take once you are notified of your audit date.
Submitted by Ed McGuire on Thu, 2015-05-21 15:14
This is a legitimate question many business owners may keep asking themselves when they hear of another data breach occurring at a major retailer, healthcare provider or financial institution. The majority of businesses are far below the size category of the large and well known victims of data breaches. These business owners may rationalize that they have a minimal cyber liability exposure. This may make them feel that they are less of a target and their data may not be of value to cyber criminals or fraudsters. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Submitted by Danial Ferreira on Thu, 2015-05-14 10:00
Most people associate buying insurance like buying a car. You pick out the car you want and then have multiple sales people fight over your business to get you the best price possible. Most of the time this process works and you, the consumer, end up with a good deal for the car you want. This process does not work well when buying insurance. Let me explain why.
Submitted by John Tessier on Fri, 2015-05-08 15:33
Anyone who has had a child of driving age knows all too well the significant cost surrounding their child’s newfound four wheeled freedom. Young drivers cost a significant amount of money on an insurance policy. The reason for this is their inexperience. Young drivers make mistakes, and when you are driving a vehicle, those mistakes can be costly. With that said, there are ways to help mitigate the cost of adding your young driver to your insurance policy. See below for some common discounts associated with new drivers.
Submitted by Brenna Gimler on Fri, 2015-04-17 10:10
So, you’ve decided to hire a Nanny because your are tired of dragging your kids out of bed at 6am to get them to the daycare center and make it to work on time. These days nannies are a much more popular and common option for younger parents. Whatever your reasoning, once you hire a Nanny you are now an employer and there are many important things to know about your new role.
Submitted by Brenna Gimler on Tue, 2015-04-07 10:59
Effective April 7, 2015, there is a new Massachusetts law in effect that requires drivers to turn on their headlights and taillights during certain driving conditions. Although many cars are now manufactured to have the headlights come on when the car is started, not all do. Some headlights still need to be manually engaged. Whichever is the case for your vehicle, you must now make sure that your headlights and taillights are on under th