Tagsappraisals art auto birthstone boating boating safety catastrophe chimneys collectibles collector cars contractors cybersecurity diamonds disaster disaster preparedness distracted driving driving safety emergency preparedness family fine art fireplace fire prevention fire safety flood historic home home homeowners home safety home security hurricane preparedness identity theft Internet of Things jewelry liability lightning storms theft travel safety vacation vacation homes valuables watercraft water damage wildfire preparedness yacht
Author Archives: Christie Alderman
In a gamer’s quest to win big, many will overlook the broader cybersecurity risks of online gaming. Many app users remain woefully unaware of how unsafe gaming can lead to real-life vulnerabilities. I’ve outlined a few tips to better protect yourself below. Continue reading
At the beginning of August, millions of athletes, coaches and tourists will descend on Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. While the Olympic Games are a joyous time for the world to come together and unite over sport, for … Continue reading
Millions of teenagers are headed back to college, some for the first time, and are quickly developing the skills needed to lead productive lives. But there is more to college than just academics. From alcohol-fueled off-campus parties to renting out an apartment or car via the sharing economy, students often engage in risky behavior while away!
One of the most challenging aspects of insuring a historic home is helping customers understand the difference between their home’s market value and its replacement cost, which can be very different values.
Hoarding is more than just a homeowner keeping a messy or cluttered house. A true pathological or compulsive hoarder’s behavior may lead to:
If your college-student kids are planning to live in off-campus housing this year, be sure to include insurance in your back-to-school planning. The first insurance-related issue to explore is arranging the right amount of liability coverage. Even with the best … Continue reading
With the popularity of residential solar energy increasing rapidly, homeowners considering the installation of solar panels need to include insurance considerations in their planning.
Summer vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving the family pet behind, but before you head to the airport, keep the following in mind:
As you compare potential camps or other summer activities for your children, it’s important to evaluate security and safety procedures to help protect their health, physical property and identity.
Technology has altered the days of heading to camp by packing only a toothbrush, swim trunks and tennis shoes, so it’s a good idea to talk about the items your child plans to bring and to ask the camp about security plans or the availability of storage lockers.