Columnists

Do Your Homework To Make Sure Your College-Bound Child Is Covered

Issue 34.13

It’s August, and that means it’s time for the annual migration of college students. Students are loading their cars with clothes, books, XL twin sheets, computers, futons and mini-fridges. Parents may be wondering: Does my homeowners insurance cover all this?

More than 35,000 property crimes take place on college and university […]

The Basics Of Auto Insurance

Issue 30 & 31

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of financial risk involved when you drive a car. You could cause an accident or be the victim of an accident. You could veer off the road and hit a utility pole or strike a large animal. Or you could be hit by […]

Enjoy A Safe Summer

Issue 27.13

Summer is a busy time when most people are “on the go.” It’s also a prime time for drownings, grill fires and home burglaries. Keep yourself and your family safe this summer by following these tips.

Dive into poolside precaution

* Never let children into your pool without an adult […]

Beware Of The Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide

Issue 21.13

Carbon Monoxide, also known as CO, is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that kills more than 200 people each year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thousands more are treated in hospital emergency rooms after being exposed to the dangerous gas.

Sources of CO

Carbon monoxide is created when fossil […]

Make An Inventory Of Your Home Just In Case

Issue 16.13

How much do you stand to lose if your home is damaged or burglarized? While the memories attached to the items in your home cannot be replaced, the actual contents of your household can be protected if you have homeowner’s insurance.

Creating and safely storing an inventory of your personal belongings […]

Tips To Keep You And Your Loved Ones Safe… Beware Of Dog Bites

Issue 11.13

There are tremendous responsibilities and potential liabilities that come with owning a dog. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites per year, resulting in 800,000 injuries that require medical attention. Half of those injuries are to people under the age of 18.

Dog […]

Get To Know Your Homeowners Policy

Issue 6.13

We take tremendous pride in the places we call home. We constantly invest time, energy and expense to make sure these residences fit our ever-changing needs and tastes.

So what do you know about the insurance that protects your home? Maybe not as much as you should.

Homeowners insurance protects your […]

Know Your Tires And Prevent A Tragedy

Issue 1.13

You may want to pay closer attention to the quality and air pressure of the tires that are on your vehicle. It could save your life.

Bald or under-inflated tires can separate from the rim or blow out, causing a serious accident at a moment’s notice. These conditions also contribute to […]

Protect Your Most Valuable Asset Of All – Your Identity

Issue 48.12

A stolen identity can mean a nightmare scenario of theft, fraudulent accounts, ruined credit and reputations. In recent years, identity theft has become an all-too-common crime, one that can take months and even years to discover and repair the damages.

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number or […]

Easy Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While You Are Away

Issue 43.12

The Senior Sampler welcomes Orville Lucus of American Family Insurance to its team of columnists. This is his first article.

The thought of someone breaking into your house is one of the scariest prospects a homeowner can face. After all, your home is not only your most valuable asset containing […]