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Driving Tips for Long Trips

Setting out on the open road can be an exciting adventure, but you need to plan in advance to avoid fatigue and the risk of crashing. The following driving tips can help you maximize the fun and minimize the risks of embarking on a long road trip. Get a Vehicle Checkup  Before a trip, make sure your car is in good operating condition. At a...

What Happens if I Withdraw My 401(k) Early?

A 401(k) is a company-sponsored retirement plan that gives employees a tax break on the portion of their salary they contribute to the plan. Contributions are automatically withdrawn and invested in funds of the employee’s choosing, and employers have the option to match contributions. 401(k) plans are designed for retirement savings. Early withdrawal of funds carries heavy penalties under normal circumstances.  How Soon Can You...

Keeping Health Coverage While Between Jobs

Health insurance is not just nice to have – it is essential to your family’s well-being. If you are between jobs, you have several options for keeping health coverage until you start a new position. COBRA “COBRA” stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. This law gives workers who lose or leave their jobs the right to continue group health benefits for a limited...

Beginner's Guide to Commercial Auto Insurance

Are you using company-owned vehicles to conduct business? You might need to consider getting commercial auto insurance. For those who are new to the game, this may be a confusing subject. You know you need coverage, but may not be clear on what kind or how much. Our knowledgeable agent can help ensure you have the specific coverage you need for your unique operations. The...

If A Contractor Damages My Home, Whose Insurance Covers It?

Homeowners insurance is designed to provide you with financial protection from loss due to theft, disasters, and accidents. But what happens if a contractor causes damage to your home? In this case, your homeowners insurance may help cover the cost of repairs, but will likely seek reimbursement through the contractor’s general liability insurance.  Damage to Your Home From an Accident Caused by a Contractor Although...