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Keeping peace on a family vacation

It’s that time of year again…summer vacation. These are days when families go somewhere new, eat new foods and do new things. That is also the perfect storm for a meltdown or hurt feelings. Here are a few tips to help keep the peace during a family vacation Before you and your partner start planning, […]

Do You Have the Right Disability Insurance?

Disability insurance is critical to making sure you’re covered in case an accident or serious illness keeps you from working for an extended time.  But, do you have enough of the right coverage and is it enough? Depending on your income and how your policy is written, standard disability insurance can leave coverage gaps that […]

10 suggestions to get 30 minutes of exercise every day

  If you’re struggling to figure out how to make exercise happen for you, check out these 10 suggestions for getting in a half-hour of exercise each day: Use the stairs at work (or home)  Whether you have just one flight of stairs or you can take advantage of the fact that your office is […]

How much life insurance should you have?

Having the right amount of coverage is key to a solid financial plan for some people. Why did I say just for some people?  Let’s take a look at your insurance needs and how much you may need. If you die prematurely, life insurance is in place to take care of your financial responsibilities. Your […]

Estate Planning Checklist for the “Just in Case”

We all think about estate planning at some time or another. But, how many of us actually follow through and then update our estate plans. Unfortunately, too many of us have incomplete or out-of-date estate plans and, as a result, some of the most important questions go unanswered. Estate planning is critical to ensuring that […]

It’s That Time of Year Again! Are You Ready to File Your Taxes?

Congratulations, this year you have until April 18 to file your taxes! That’s because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia,  falls on Friday, April 15 this year. By law, D.C. holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do. However, no matter the date you will still need […]

When a Nursing Home is the Only Option for a Loved One

  Sometimes after a hospitalization, a move to a nursing home is the right solution for a loved one. This isn’t an easy decision but finding the right facility is critical. Follow these nine steps to help you locate the right facility for your parent or loved one, where they can stay with dignity. Step […]

Stay Fit in Winter: It’s Worth the Effort and Good for Your Heart!

February is American Heart Month. It’s also the time of year when the days are short, the nights are long and the weather is just plain cold. Most of us want to do nothing more than get home at the end of a work day and hibernate. But, just because it gets dark early and […]

Starting a new business? Have you considered your insurance needs?

Finding the proper insurance options for your new business can be a long process. From professional liability to health coverage and even vehicle coverage, there are so many different things to consider to make sure that your business is fully covered should anything happen. Find a Good Business Owner Policy (BOP) Start with a BOP, […]

Save on Health Care Costs With These 8 Tips

  Did you know that there are many ways to save on your health care costs. Here are eight suggestions to help keep more of your money in your wallet. Stay Within Your Network Out of network providers can charge more and their services usually require a higher deductible and higher annual limit on your […]

Start 2016 with Three Questions

Now that the holiday shopping, cooking and entertaining is winding down, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and think about how you want to approach 2016. Don’t stress out about New Year’s Resolutions by keeping it simple. You can start by asking yourself these three questions. What did you learn? If […]

Happy Holiday’s and Happy New Year

In this holiday season we wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for your trust and loyalty this past year. We know that making decisions about your insurance needs isn’t easy, so we appreciate the trust you place in us throughout the year. It’s been a busy year for all of us, and […]