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Over the past 10 years here in La Porte two of my neighbors have had house fires. Seeing firsthand what they went through will forever leave an impression on me as to the importance of having a Personal Property Inventory list. READ MORE >>

How did this happen? Do we really get an extra hour of sleep this weekend? Who do we have to thank for this? This is what I found according to my research on Wikipedia, it was back in 1895 when a New Zealander named George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight-saving time (DST). READ MORE >>

As I was driving home a few evenings ago I was reminded of how deer are more active in the fall. Rounding the turn on Ziglar Rd right in the middle of the road were at least a half dozen deer. With it being dark so early it made it nearly impossible to see them before it was too late. READ MORE >>

Since its introduction to the public in 1938 the clothes dryer has steadily become as common household fixture. It’s one of those things that you might not think to much about until it breaks. With an estimate of over 80% of the homes in America that have a clothes dryer, my guess is that you know the use of it has a byproduct of lint. READ MORE >>

Growing up back in the 70’s and 80’s the Jaycees had a pumpkin carving contest that was held annually at the Maple Lane Mall in La Porte. I can remember the grand prize being a new bicycle from Mr. Schoof’s Bike Shop here in town. READ MORE >>

I can safely say that everyone I know likes to save money. However, you might want to think twice about cutting costs on your Insurance. The money you save today might cost you considerably more in the long run. My past experience as a captive Insurance Agent has taught me several valuable lessons. READ MORE >>

Home Security Gives Peace of Mind and Saves You Money on Insurance Premiums One of the most valuable possessions we can have is our home. Routine maintenance and a water tight roof can protect it from the elements however, the reality is there are other potential dangers that a solid roof and clean gutters can’t protect you from, like a thief. READ MORE >>

Today marks the last full day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, tomorrow Fall begins. With yesterdays temperatures here in LaPorte peaking at 90 degrees you might not believe it. However, according to the astronomical calendar, September 22, 2018 at 8:54 P.M. CST is the moment we have equal day and night. READ MORE >>

Recently I had a conversation with a local auto dealer who was asking about the factors that go into an insurance rate. He had a client that was replacing a vehicle with a 5 year newer one and they were surprised that after contacting their insurance agent that they would be paying $2000 more per year. READ MORE >>

Are you a good driver? The Insurance company wants your Vehicle Telematics to prove it. Your first thought might be NO WAY when presented with the idea of an app or device that tracks your driving behavior. Today the use of Vehicle Telematics with Usage-based Insurance is gaining popularity amongst Insurance Carriers and can save you money. READ MORE >>

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