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Archives: January 2012

Evaluating Your Personal Property Coverage

An important component of your home insurance, condo insurance, or renters insurance policy is your personal property coverage. However, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much coverage you might need. Fortunately, there are a few tools you can use to help you figure it out. Knowyourstuff.org will give you step by step instructions for taking stock of your belongings. To make things simple,...

Traveling This Winter?

Are you planning on escaping freezing temperatures and slushy streets? If so, we have a few recommendations to keep you from having to file a homeowners insurance claim when you get back. -Have your furnace inspected and change the filter. Then set your minimum temperature to 55 degrees to keep your pipes from freezing while you are gone. -If you are going to be gone for more...

Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the snow can present some challenges, so give yourself every advantage you can get. Clear the snow off of your entire vehicle, not just the front windshield. All that extra snow weight can really affect your vehicle's balance and gas mileage. You also do not want all that snow on your roof to fall on your windshield when you stop. Maintain proper tire...

Help Surviving The Snow

As I am sure you know, the snow is finally here in Chicago, and it looks like it is going to be bad. Luckily our city has some great online resources to help you survive the snow. You can find them on Chicagoshovels.org. There, you can use the Plow Tracker tool to find out where the city's plows are, get the latest weather information, sign up...

Homeowner's Insurance Can Be Confusing

If you have ever looked at your Homeowners policy and wondered what it all meant, here is a great resource from an author over at Zillow.com. Of course, if you have questions about your policy, you can always reach out to us as well! Don't hesitate to call. We are more than happy to help. -The AArdvark...