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GLASCOCK & MEENAN INSURANCE BLOG

  • Small Business Insurance Glossary
    Trying to understand how your small business insurance works, but having trouble with the language? We understand. Here are...
  • Six Smart Technologies to Keep You and Your Home Safe
    Do you rely on an ordinary deadbolt lock, squint through a front door peephole and struggle to remember a...
  • Protect Your Business Equipment Investments
    Your business may be contemplating an investment in new equipment to help you save money and speed up or...
  • 5 Teen Texting and Driving Tips
    Your teen receives a text. Thumbs flash, head bends forward, eyes only on the tiny screen in hand; the urge...
  • Password Security Tips
      The Internet has connected us to a world of new experiences, enabling us to expand our boundaries well beyond...
  • How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need?
    How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need?       You're getting ready to buy a home and know that you'll need...
  • 5 Smart Home Automation Safety Tips
    Smart home automation technology can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems...
  • 9 Key Elements of a Data Security Policy
    While the conversation around the water cooler may be about the latest cyber breach, protecting your data against cyber...
  • Kitchen Fire Safety
    When thinking of the cause of a kitchen fire, it is common to think of cooking. But not all...
  • How to Create a Fire Evacuation Plan
    The last thing most of us expect in the safety of our own homes is an unforeseen and extreme...
  • Space Heater Safety Tips
    In order to save money in the colder months, many people opt to use a space heater to heat...
  • Valuable Items Blanket Coverage: Lavish Gifts Deserve Protection as Special as They Are
    The most valuable possession that you own is probably your home. It’s also one of the most vulnerable. Weather...
  • Tips to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    CO is a colorless, odorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of any carbon-containing material, including gasoline, natural gas,...
  • 5 Smart Home Automation Safety Tips
    Smart home automation technology can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems...
  • Fireplace Safety & Maintenance
    When the colder temperatures start to set in, many homeowners will turn to their fireplace, wood or pellet stoves as an...
  • Preventing Tax Fraud and Identity Theft
    When it comes to filing taxes, there are plenty of reasons to file early instead of waiting until the...
  • How to Protect Yourself from Package Theft and ID Fraud
    There are several key times each year when people spend time shopping in stores and online for the perfect gifts for their loved...
  • Beware Post-Natural Disaster Scams: Protecting Yourself After the Storm
    Emily Guy Birken The hail storm came in quickly and left missing shingles, pits, scars, and other roof damage in...
  • 5 Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know
    While my husband and I were out visiting family one weekend, thieves broke into our home, took the pillow...
  • How to Safely Thaw Frozen Pipes
      The easiest way to deal with frozen pipes is to avoid them in the first place. But when the temperature really...
  • Are Your Driving Skills Good Enough?
    As with any skill, expert guidance can help keep you at the top of your game. And when it...
  • Frozen pipes have the potential to cause significant damage to a home or business. #frozenpipes
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  • Safety Tips for Heating Your Home
    In the interest of keeping you toasty and safe this winter, here are safety tips for each of the...
  • What Can I Invest in to Make Money?
    Elizabeth Macauley, Janet Berry-Johnson, Gene Marks After years of earning and saving money, you may be left wondering how you...
  • Heading South For Winter? Prepare Your Home!
    Many homeowners may soon be heading to the southern parts of the country to escape the brutal cold and...
  • How Your Relationship Status Can Affect Your Insurance
    Michele Lerner Your particular insurance needs depend, in part, on who you live with and your relationship to them. As...
  • How to Decide Which Body Shop to Use After a Car Accident
    Nancy Mann Jackson Getting into a car accident is a scary experience — and the moments after the accident are stressful. If...
  • WINTER PREPARATION: A CHECKLIST FOR YOUR BUSINESS
    Winter can be a risk to the continuity of business operations. Small business owners should be ensuring that their...
  • 10 Tips to Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone
    Michael Kelly A great moment photographed will always make for a great photograph. It doesn’t matter what the image resolution,...
  • Safeguard your business from data breaches
    If you’re like many small business owners, when you hear the words “data breach” you think of the highly...
  • PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE FOR WINTER
    With winter's cold air and precipitation already beginning to show up across the United States, now is a good...
  • WINTER PREPARATION: A CHECKLIST FOR YOUR HOME
    Winter can be very tough on a home, especially if you have not taken the necessary steps to prepare...
  • The History of New Year’s Resolutions and Ideas for Creating Your Own
    Michael Kelly and Sarita Harbour A new year is upon us. With that comes the opportunity for a fresh start...
  • Why Hands-Free Devices May Still Distract Drivers
    Nancy Mann Jackson Think your Bluetooth or other hands-free technology makes it safer to use your cell phone while driving?...
  • 5 Cool Tips for Heating Your Home Safely
    Alaina Tweddale One cold January day, Mark Scott brought his teenagers into the backyard, struck a match to their old,...
  • 9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks
    Johnna Kaplan The winter holidays are beloved for the warmth and light they bring to a cold, dark season. But...
  • How Distracted Driving Can Increase Your Premium
    Emily Guy Birken Most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving while distracted. However, something that many drivers do...
  • Finding Your Best Used Car Bargain
    Nancy Dunham It’s still a golden time to buy a used car thanks in large part to the number of...
  • 7 Tips to Prevent Your Pup from Becoming a Liability When Renting
    PIPPA ELLIOTT Finding a decent rental property isn't easy, and it's especially hard when one of your family is four-legged....
  • Finding the Best Commercial Auto Insurance
    (Because your business is going places) Chances are your business doesn't operate on magical teleportation travel yet. It requires the...
  • The Car Insurance Cheat Sheet
    (The nuts and bolts of finding the right coverage) MAGGIE TIEDE It doesn’t matter if you drive a rust bucket or...
  • Winter Flooding: Know Your Risk and How to Prepare and Respond
    Kathy Simpson   When most people hear the word “flood,” they think of rivers overflowing their banks in the springtime and...
  • Valuable Items Blanket Coverage: Lavish Gifts Deserve Protection as Special as They Are
    Mike Kelly The most valuable possession that you own is probably your home. It’s also one of the most vulnerable....
  • Do You Have Any of These 10 Home Fire Hazards Where You Live?
    Emily Guy Birken Most homeowners know the drill for reducing the risk of a house fire: They keep a smoke...
  • 3 Tips for Prepping Your Boat for Winter
    Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time to think about preparing your boat to brave the winter. By...
  • Seven Habits That Science Says Increase Longevity
    Sarita Harbour As more people live well into their 90s and even surpass their 100th birthdays, scientists and researchers are...
  • Seven Ways to Approach Retirement Challenges
    Sally Abrahms Shortly after he retired, my friend attended a cocktail party. He had been head of a high profile...
  • How to Cyberproof Your Smartphone
    Nancy Mann Jackson You may call it a “phone,” but that smart device in your pocket is actually a tiny...
  • The 70 Best Moving Tips
    Johnna Kaplan If you’re one of those people packing up your entire life and heading someplace new, you might be...
  • Can I Put My Car Insurance On Hold?
    Yes, you can certainly put your insurance on hold but there are some important considerations when suspending the entire...
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Storing Your Car for the Winter
    Whether you are traveling to a warmer climate for the winter or you own a convertible or classic car...
  • What’s Your Accident Risk?
    We all want to be safer drivers, but it can be difficult to improve something if you don’t have...
  • The 5 Biggest Financial Threats to Your Small Business
    Remember, no household is free from fire risk. And risks will change over time. It’s a good idea to...
  • 14 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall
    Danielle Gunraj I love fall, especially early fall. Maybe it’s because the sweltering heat and the humidity of the New...
  • Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Your Cellphone
    Distracted driving has been a matter of concern ever since the first cars rolled off the assembly line. In...
  • Finding the Best House Plan for You
    (Before you go swinging that hammer, we should talk) Sara East  Whether you’re trying to add a fancy new west wing...
  • Crash Test Doggies: Prevent Your Pet from Becoming a Projectile
    Do you regularly put your dog in danger? If your pet travels unrestrained in any vehicle, then the answer is...