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Remembering Irene…lessons learned

September 21 2012
At this time last year, Hurricane Irene had just hammered the Northeast, and soon thereafter, the freak October snowstorm hit Massachusetts causing major damage with downed trees and extended power outages. We buy home insurance for situations like these storms and other catastrophes that cause damage that would be financially devastating without an insurance safety net...

Car care tips

July 23 2012
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment...

Documenting antiques & fine arts for insurance

May 07 2012
When it comes to protecting your personal possessions and financial well-being, having a home inventory is important. If you own antiques or fine arts, the unique nature of such items makes having detailed documentation crucial so that you’ll receive appropriate insurance compensation if a loss occurs...

Consigning Property for Auction, Part 1

April 11 2012
If you’re a collector of art and antiques or the heir to a family estate, no doubt you’ve thought about consigning some of that property to auction. Here are 5 steps for navigating the consignment process, and my best advice for sailing through it with ease...

Insuring antiques & fine arts

April 05 2012
Perhaps you have antiques that have been handed down in your family from generation to generation or maybe you are a more serious collector of antiques and fine arts. Even the most comprehensive home policy has limitations on how it protects your valuables in the event of damage, theft or loss...

Hit and run...it can happen to you

January 31 2012
When you buy your auto insurance, there are specific “parts” of an auto insurance policy that are specifically designed to protect you in the event that you’re hit by an uninsured driver, underinsured driver, or hit and run driver...