How to Handle a Power Outage in Cold Weather

Severe winter weather can cause power outages and loss of heat. Here are some tips on how to help handle an outage during the winter. Before the storm • Set your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings. • Check flashlights and portable radios. • Be sure to...

Are Snow Tires Right for Your Vehicle?

Around this time every year, my husband makes some sort of comment about snow tires. He usually brings it up when we're talking about my concern for the road conditions. We've never used snow tires before, but that doesn't stop my husband from extolling their virtues....

Whole Life Insurance vs. Term Life Insurance

Shopping for life insurance may not be as fun as reading a good novel, but it is something everyone should do – sooner rather than later. There are two popular types of life insurance: term life insurance and whole life insurance. While the death benefits from both...

Massachusetts RMV to Make Inspection Sticker Changes

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will soon change how it handles late vehicle inspection stickers. The change means that beginning November 1, 2022, vehicles that pass inspection will get a new sticker with the month the last sticker expired, according to...

Mold Damage Insurance Coverage – Personal & Commercial

Mold is a fungus. There are all kinds. It’s everywhere–indoors and out. Most mold insurance claims typically arise in one of two circumstances: (1) mold comes to the property owner’s attention along with the discovery of ongoing moisture buildup, water leakage, or...

What to Do if Denied Life Insurance

There’s nothing worse than hitting a roadblock when you’re trying to do the right thing to protect your family, right? Like applying for life insurance only to find out your application has been denied. If this happens, what’s your next move?  Don’t worry: There...

ACA Compliant Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) ushered in numerous new health insurance regulations. We often hear health coverage described as being “ACA-compliant,” but what does that mean? ACA compliance is required for most types of health coverage, but...

Flood Preparedness: Before, During, & After

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death. Floods may: The result from rain, snow,...

Pool Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

Let’s go SWIMMING!  We are excited to spend summer in the water! Whether you’re at a lake, beach, or your own backyard pool, learning how to keep kids safer around water is an important responsibility for any parent or caregiver.   Drowning is the leading cause...

How to Change a Tire

Knowing how to change a tire is a necessary skill for all drivers. You might be thinking, “I pay for a AAA membership so that I get roadside assistance and don’t have to worry,” or “I have a cell phone, I can just call someone to help.” Even if this is the case for...