New car? Protect your investment.
It’s hard to describe that little rush you feel when you drive away from the dealership in a shiny new car. Whether it comes from knowing that you’ve finally purchased the car of your dreams, feeling proud that you’ve found a safe vehicle to transport your growing family, or realizing that you now have payments to make for the next three to five years, you’re definitely feeling a surge of energy as you head down the highway for the first time in a new vehicle.
One thing you shouldn’t have to feel is concern about car insurance, but especially when you’ve purchased a new car – which can depreciate as much as 15-20 percent in the first few years – you’ll rest better knowing you’ve got the right coverage.
Custom features can add to rebuilding costs.
“I could never sell my house for that!” How many times have we heard this said or even said it ourselves? It’s easy to experience sticker shock when we see the value our insurance company wants to place on our home.
Calculating replacement cost ̶ or more accurately, reconstruction cost ̶ is often a complicated process, and results can deviate widely from market price. It’s not unusual for rebuilding costs to be significantly higher than the cost of new construction.
Reconstruction cost is the cost to hire a contractor to replace the home as it is, in today’s marketplace using materials and design of similar quality. While the cost of materials plays a significant role in determining the valuation, many other factors need to be considered but often are overlooked. Read More
Life insurance can be an appropriate and thoughtful gift for a child.
When you think about all the things you want to purchase for your grandchild, life insurance would likely be near the bottom of the list. While it may not be the most exotic purchase, by the end of this blog I hope life insurance would be up for consideration. Life Insurance for a child or grandchild offers three important advantages: it’s inexpensive; it provides protection for the unexpected; and certain types of life insurance could help protect your child’s or grandchild’s insurability.
Bikes and cars can share the road safely.
My favorite bike trail parallels a city street for about a mile. Every time I ride that stretch, I am reminded of the perils bicyclists face every day. On the trail, my biggest hazard is toddlers with training wheels; but out in the street are speeding, inattentive or even distracted drivers.
Safe cycling depends on all parties understanding their responsibilities and following the rules of the road. Motorists must be attentive to cyclists, yield when required and take care when turning across bike lanes. Cyclists also must ride with the traffic, make themselves visible and signal turns.