Graduation season is nearing and with that comes the freedom and independence of adulthood. Part of adulthood is making your own decisions — including financial ones like insurance. The topic of insurance can be daunting for most people, especially young adults, who sometimes learn the hard way their coverage isn’t adequate until they need to […]Read More
Author: Kim Gombold
Is your car’s infotainment center a safety feature or distraction?
Blog Courtesy of West Bend Insurance Company On your drive home from work, are you reviewing your evening activities on your calendar, texting your friend, or speaking with your spouse on the phone? If so, you’re being a distracted driver which can be deadly. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured […]Read More
What everyone should know about tornadoes
Blog Courtesy of West Bend Insurance Company In the early morning hours of April 4, 1981, a F4 tornado unexpectedly struck West Bend, Wisconsin. The tornado caused 3 fatalities, 53 injuries and $25 million in damages. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service only issued a severe thunderstorm warning so the tornado sirens never sounded. The storm […]Read More
Eight things to consider when your child asks for a pet
Over the years, my daughters have repeatedly asked my wife and me for a pet. Unfortunately for them, the answer had always been “no” for a number of reasons. Probably the biggest is the time commitment.If you have kids, you understand their attention spans and commitment levels are short. For instance, several times over the […]Read More
Why You Need an Annual Insurance Review
For many of us, an insurance review isn’t top-of-mind as we’re making New Year’s resolutions; but it should be. January is the perfect time to meet with Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. and review your current coverage. Likely, many things have changed since you first signed your policy, which means you may not be fully covered […]Read More
Looking to earn a little extra spending cash?
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 […]Read More
Preparing for Spring – a Checklist for Home and Property Owners
After a long Midwestern winter – lots of snow, ice, sleet and cold – it’s finally time to think about opening the windows to capture those cool spring breezes. But before you throw open the doors, take a few minutes to review this checklist of things to do to keep your home safe and secure […]Read More
Five common appliances that cause house fires
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 changed […]Read More
Thinking of buying an older home?
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 […]Read More
What you must know about protecting your identity when traveling
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 […]Read More