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  1. Don’t get tricked by these identity theft tax scams

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    Blog Courtesy of West Bend Insurance Company Is tax season your favorite time of year? Do you enjoy filling out those forms? The answer for most of us is a resounding “NO!” If your filing isn’t complicated or you’re getting a large refund, however, tax time may not be a big deal. Maybe you’re like […]

  2. Dehumidifers can overheat and catch fire. Do you have one?

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    There are millions of dehumidifiers in homes across the country. A dehumidifier takes the moisture out of the air and keeps our homes dry. They work extremely hard in spring and summer. While your dehumidifier is certainly beneficial, it may be a fire danger! Have you heard of the massive recall of many brand name […]

  3. What you must know about protecting your identity when traveling

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    If you live in a cold weather climate, spring break can be the highlight of your year. Traveling to a warmer climate for some rest, relaxation, and warm sun can be rejuvenating. Or maybe after years of dreaming and planning, you’re finally taking the trip of a lifetime with your family this summer. No matter where you’re […]

  4. Thinking of buying an older home?

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    Do you plan to buy an older home because it has character or as an investment? In either case, make sure you pay attention to the type of wiring. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain the problems with old wiring. Many homes that were built before 1950, and go as far back as […]

  5. Five common appliances that cause house fires

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

        Our homes today are filled with electronics and appliances that make our lives easier and provide us with entertainment. DVD players, big screen TVs, video game systems, and cable/satellite TV boxes overload our electrical outlets and fill up our entertainment centers. If you bought a new appliance lately, you’ll see that technology has […]

  6. Looking to earn a little extra spending cash?

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    Tupperware and Avon gained popularity in the 1940s and have been going strong ever since. Today you can pick from any number of direct selling companies, including AdvoCare, Scentsy, Jamberry, to start your own business. Maybe sales aren’t your thing, but you’re a talented musician and are considering offering guitar lessons in your home. All […]

  7. The importance of insurance on Valentine’s Day!

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    Today many of us will be giving a Valentine’s Day gift to the one we love. Whether it’s chocolates, jewelry, flowers, or apparel, it’s estimated U.S. consumers will spend $18.2 billion.While this amount is down from 2016, it’s still a lot of money. Whatever you purchase this Valentine’s Day, make sure you take the appropriate […]

  8. Eight tips to avoid the dangers of black ice

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    Mother Nature has thrown a variety of different winter conditions at us this year, including warm/cold temperatures, snow, rain, and wintery mix. She’s done a good job of mixing it up. Just when we think we’re in for the deep freeze, a few days go by and the temperatures go back above freezing. The problem […]

  9. Eight unique tips to keep your car rolling this winter

    by mwasend

    Category: Blog

    In the Midwest, coming out to a car covered in snow and ice is a common occurrence. For me, it’s one that never gets any easier. At West Bend, we’re fortunate to have parking structures that can keep our cars out of the elements. If you don’t get to work early enough, however, you’re left […]