Safekeeping Tips - Homeowners

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Staying Safe Online

By Jay Waitte | November 9, 2020

Those of us who recall life before the internet are amazed when we stop and think about how much it has changed our world. To say that masses of information are now available to us is clearly an understatement. And sadly, misinformation is just as prevalent as reliable facts. Humans have a tendency to lean … Read more

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Poison in Your Home–What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

By Jay Waitte | October 29, 2020

These days, it is easy to become overwhelmed by things beyond our control, especially when we want so badly to keep our loved ones safe. Although we don’t have the power to control everything, there are some things we can do to make a difference.  According to the Center for Disease Control, unintentional injury is … Read more

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Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned

By Jay Waitte | October 12, 2020

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned As the leaves begin to change and the cooler weather of fall approaches, we renew our appreciation for fire. The warmth of a fire brings with it images of cozy gatherings and good food. Backyard fire pits have grown in popularity over the years and now offer a great … Read more

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

Teen Drivers: How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe It is a sobering fact that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every day about six teens die, and hundreds more are injured in car crashes. Along with the loss … Read more

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle Many of us are thinking about finally taking the vacations that have been on hold for so long, and we might be considering new ways to travel. The assets of recreational vehicles merit their consideration, especially now. An RV allows for a great deal of flexibility–you can go … Read more

Protecting Your Assets

Protecting Your Assets

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Protecting Your Assets As we accept some of the changes and limitations that life is confronting us with these days, we are learning to find fun wherever we can, and often this means recreating close to home. Home swimming pools, trampolines, swing sets, and treehouses are especially popular this year.  A home trampoline is a … Read more

Enjoying the Outdoors Safely

Enjoying the Outdoors Safely

By Jay Waitte | September 5, 2020

Enjoying the Outdoors Safely While the past several months have thrust upon us many challenges, frustrations, and disappointments, there have also been a few positive changes.  Some of us are getting more sleep, enjoying more exercise, or spending more time with family. As many of us have been working from home, we are turning to … Read more

Keeping your home safe while on vacation

Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

By Jay Waitte | September 5, 2020

Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation Following months on lockdown that may have felt like years, many families are deciding it’s finally time to take a vacation. While there is plenty of focus on how to stay safe during the trip, it’s also a good idea to take steps before we depart to keep … Read more

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Life insurance. Do I need it?

By Jay Waitte | August 27, 2020

Life insurance. Do I need it? Life insurance is not a sexy topic, but like death and taxes, if you are a responsible adult, it should be on your radar. You may be asking yourself, Do I really need it? To answer this question, ask yourself who will be financially impacted in the event of … Read more

Storm Damage

Storm Damage

By Jay Waitte | August 3, 2020

Connecticut is known for its scenic foliage, rich history, and savory cuisine (lobster rolls, anyone?). Our great state is also known for wind storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. The United States suffered 10 weather disaster events in just the first half of 2020, causing over $1 billion each.* How do you protect your family? Prepare … Read more

Fire Fighter saves young girl

Fire

By Jay Waitte | August 3, 2020

Every 24 seconds in the U.S., a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in our nation.* Are you prepared? In school, we are taught to stop, drop, and roll. The American Red Cross advises us to GET OUT, STAY OUT, and call 911. Planning ahead can make all the difference. Drills can save your … Read more

A Safe Home is a Well Insured Home

By Jay Waitte | June 30, 2018

Many people contact us asking how to bring down their homeowners’ insurance premiums. One of the quickest answers is to take steps to make your home safer. A safe home means a lower risk of the insurance company having to pay for home damage or other expenses, and leads to lower insurance rates in return. Each … Read more