Tag: Insurance

What Should You Do If You Ever Get Into An Auto Accident?

If your one of the lucky ones who has yet to be in an accident, you should count your blessings. However, being in the know is still a good thing when you haven’t a clue on what to do. After all these years of driving (30 plus years or so), I hadn’t had an accident on my driving record yet. Well, until now. The year...

Here's To The Phrase: "If You've Never Gone Aground In Your Boat, You're Not A Sailor."

Ah.. Really?!? You can call yourself a sailor?!? However, the instant you hear the boat’s keel bump the bottom it’s either an indication of the beginning of something catastrophic (like this guy) or it’s just a momentary gut-clench. Usually a typical grounding is somewhere in between the two scenarios. But getting the boat ungrounded will require a bit of skill and a little bit of luck....

Teenage Driving. Its’ All About The Speed.

With all the hype and awareness going on about teen texting and driving, we forgot all about speeding. This is arguable even more critical than distracted driving. Movies such as Fast & Furious 1 through 6 and now 7, make speeding and drag racing appear to be very cool and really tempting. Meanwhile, fatal teen crashes are ticking up from 30% to 33% for 2011. The...

What Is A Good Age To Start Considering Long-Term Insurance?

Ideally, between the ages of 50 and 65. This age group begins to think realistically about retirement and is actively planning for that golden day. Usually, they will have the other financial requirements behind them at that point such as a mortgage, college tuition and the like. So, planning for the financial impact of retirement is the next logical choice. With that, it is prudent...

Helmets Save Lives, Consider Wearing Them

A little more than half of the U.S. has a universal helmet law and it’s becoming a growing public health concern. The reality is that 4,500 people were motorcycle fatalities last year and of those fatalities, 41% of the motorcycle operators and 50% of the passengers were not wearing a helmet. Those numbers are staggering. The good news is that helmets are estimated to prevent approximately...