Category: Insurance News

Watch Out for Black Friday Parking Lot Accidents

Millions of people will flock to stores and malls this Black Friday. While shoppers need to be careful when scoring deals, they also need to exercise caution to avoid Black Friday parking lot accidents. As we reported in an earlier story, 20 percent of all auto accidents happen in parking lots. What’s more, 52 percent of injuries resulting from backover accidents happen when a vehicle...

Graduated Driver Licensing Programs Benefit Teen Drivers

I can clearly remember how eager I was to turn 16 and get my learner’s permit. I was one step closer to driving, a privilege that I equated to freedom. I quickly learned that the driver licensing process wasn’t all fun. I used to get annoyed by my curfew and my parents’ refusal to let me take more than one friend in the car. As...

What to Know About Winterizing Your Home

The last leaves are falling off the trees, the holiday planning is getting underway and the morning air has that distinctive crisp chill. Whether you like it or not, it’s almost winter. You’ve probably unpacked your cold-weather clothes, made travel arrangements and put the ice scraper back in your car. But have you thought about winterizing your home? If not, don’t worry. You still have...

Is a Side Job for Extra Money Right for You?

If you’re not too tired after working your demanding day job, you might consider picking up a side job for extra money (a.k.a. “moonlighting”). It’s especially worth looking into before the holiday shopping season gets in full swing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 6.8 million Americans work more than one job. That equates to 4.6 percent of all employed people. There are...

6 Scary Insurance Misconceptions

There are lots of spooky things about Halloween. Just a few include ghosts, goblins and the unfathomable: running out of Halloween candy. Not many people add insurance to this list, despite the fact that a coverage gap could leave you and your family in serious financial trouble. Read on to learn about six of the scariest insurance misconceptions and how you can protect yourself. Six...