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  • Coverage for Your Furriest Family Member

    It’s no secret that Safe Harbor Insurance is an office full of animal lovers. It’s also no secret that life sometimes comes at you unexpectedly. We’ve had our fair share of unfortunate surprises with our pets – from swallowed tennis balls and torn knee ligaments to diabetes and hyperthyroidism – and vet bills can add […]

    March 21, 2018

  • Life Insurance – Your Most Important Policy

    Wills, funerals, life insurance – they’re not exactly uplifting dinner conversation, but they’re important nonetheless. Would your death leave your loved ones high and dry? About 40% of Americans don’t have life insurance, but nearly everyone should. Life insurance guarantees money for your dependents to replace sudden lost income, funeral expenses, and more in the […]

    March 13, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

  • FHA Loans Put Home Ownership Within Reach

    If you’ve never owned a home before, the buying process can be beyond daunting. Do you have enough money for a down payment? How much do you really have to put down, anyway? Is your credit score high enough? Will the fine print of your mortgage agreement leave you with empty pockets? FHA loans, backed […]

    February 23, 2018

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    Considering Joining a Car-Sharing Service? Four Things You Should Know

    Today, as car sharing has grown in popularity (well over a million people are members of various services in the U.S., according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)), the number of options has grown, too. You can borrow a company-owned car (think Zipcar or Car2Go) for a few hours at a time or for […]

    February 19, 2018

  • Don’t Flush Your Money Down the Drain

    If there’s a water leak in your home, it’s costing you. Whether it’s causing damage to your home or just your water bill, a leak in the house is best identified and fixed quickly. The most common types of leaks can be repaired by the homeowner at minimal cost, but only if they’re found before […]

    February 7, 2018

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    Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide—at Home and Work

    Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

    February 5, 2018

  • Rental Car Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

    It’s the end of a long day of travel and you’re standing at the car rental counter, filling out paperwork, your mind already sipping a cocktail next to the pool. When you reach the part of the contract that offers insurance, you feel like you remember a friend telling you it’s not necessary…but you’re not […]

    January 30, 2018

  • Make Windstorms A Breeze

    What a windy, stormy week it’s been! Wind presents a variety of challenges and dangers beyond just putting the ferries behind schedule. Learn what you can do to make winter windstorms easy breezy.

    January 24, 2018

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    How to Keep Your Trees Healthy — and Upright

    They’re trees. And as with so many things in life, proper maintenance is critical. Keeping your trees healthy will allow you to continue to enjoy them and their benefits — one of which is providing enough oxygen for four people every day! Maintenance also will reduce the risk of a tree falling on your home […]

    January 16, 2018