Motorcycle Passenger Tips for Spring

As the weather heats up, motorcycle enthusiasts across the U.S. prepare their bikes for the first ride of spring. Make sure your bike and your riding partner are ready to get back on the road again with the following motorcycle passenger tips and checklists.

Irrecoverable Property Loss? The IRS Could Be Your Friend

Even though we are big fans of insurance and its valuable place in your protection planning, we also understand this basic truth: No one wants to have a claim.

It's Not Easy Going Green

You’ve heard about “green.” You know it has to do with eco-friendly buildings, vehicles and systems. Now you’re hearing more and more insurance companies touting “green” offerings. What does this mean to you?

How to Get the Biggest Tax Refund for Your Car Donation

There aren’t many options available when it’s time to part with a beloved (or hated) vehicle. You can trade it in, sell it to a dealer or private party, give it to a friend, or consider a car donation in exchange for a tax deduction.

Weekend Warrior: In like a Lion, Out on a Stretcher?

Ah, those first warm breezes of spring! Soon even the most devout winter couch potato’s dreams turn from football on television to those long-harbored visions of a major landscaping project or exterior home refresh. It’s not just baseball where spring hopes spring eternal!

Is Warming Up Your Car Really Necessary?

Is it necessary to warm up your car? Conventional wisdom says that warming up your car is a must, especially on frigid days. Unfortunately for many American cars, this is one instance when conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

President’s Day: Buying a new car

President’s Day Weekend is here and if you’re in the market to buying a car, you should keep a few things in mind.

'Groundhog Day' a Lesson in Risk Management

No, we’re not suggesting that Punxsutawney Phil has swapped his expertise in meteorology for a new career in loss prevention. As far as we know, Phil remains happily devoted to his annual February 2 prediction ritual, where, even after 121 years, his view (or not) of his shadow amazingly continues to predict the remaining days of winter.

Popping the Bigger Question: Who should insure the engagement ring?

A guide on making a purchase that will make your fiancée, bank account, and Trusted Choice® independent insurance agent say “Yes!”

Snowmobile and Avalanche Safety

It’s snowing in much of the U.S., and that means snowmobile adventures for millions of enthusiasts. It can be dangerous to hit the trails and slopes in frigid weather, but with the right preparation and equipment, you can keep sledding risks to a minimum.

Unswerving Advice for Drivers: Steer Clear of Deer

Soaring deer populations and weather conditions during travel this season can be a dangerous combination for motorists — especially uninsured ones. Animals, particularly deer, are a factor in many traffic accidents. Although most deer and other animal-related accidents do not involve human fatalities, they do contribute to insurance claims and auto damages each year.

Measure Your Workout in Reps, Not Stitches

It’s that time of year when thousands do the math: New Year's resolution plus overeating holiday food equals gym membership. No doubt the annual membership offers have already begun arriving in your mailbox.

New Year, New Financial Outlook

Consumers should reevaluate their insurance coverage and budget in the new year.

New Year and No Debt – How to Save in 2014

Getting out of debt is a resolution that many Americans attempt to tackle. In fact, 34% of Americans make getting out of debt a New Year’s resolution. With over 80% of the nation struggling to get out of debt, it’s easy to see why this resolution tops the list.

Could You Be Serving Up a Lawsuit at Your Holiday Party?

As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties across the street or across the country, many may be unaware of the risks. According to Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents, party hosts need to understand their responsibilities when inviting others into their homes and serving food and drinks.

Make Room for the New, and Take a Home Inventory During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration and family. Most people have a few extra days of vacation to relax, and some use this time to play catch-up or finish projects that have been looming for the past year.

Don’t Be a Turkey: Home Safety Myths

While there may be no place like home for the holidays, your Trusted Choice® agent hastens to remind you that persistent myths about home safety cause unnecessary home dangers.

The Ultimate 8 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

With spring cleaning far behind, and summer fun all but over, it’s time to start fall home maintenance.

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips from Trusted Choice®

Trusted Choice® agents and consumers offer the best safety practices for families during Halloween

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying, a recent phenomenon that has coincided with the growing use of Internet and mobile devices, has tragic consequences for children, their families and communities across the world. As cyber bullying has become more common, it is important for parents to understand both its nature and how to be more hands-on when it comes to prevention.