Our Blog

  • Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

    Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now—as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we recommend Safeco’s identity-recovery coverage, available for just $1 a month for our homeowners customers. It’s best if you […]

    October 2, 2018

  • Kids Are Heading Back to School — Let’s Keep Them Safe

    The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and … the start of football is here! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses. Don’t forget to watch for […]

    September 14, 2018

  • lawnmower toy

    Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe

    For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Don’t […]

    August 20, 2018

  • 4 Reasons Why You Need Classic Car Insurance

    I recently purchased my first collector vehicle. After 20 years of writing these types of policies for my valued clients, I quickly became aware of the certain advantages that come with a classic car policy in Arizona. Over the years, I’ve written hundreds of stated and agreed value policies with Grundy and Hagerty and each […]

    August 3, 2018

  • Done Grilling? Don’t Walk Away

    As a firefighter who loves to cook, I do a lot of grilling at the firehouse, especially during the summer months because we want to keep the house cool and the heat outside where it belongs. But, what we’ve learned over the years is that you’re never safe to walk away from a working grill. […]

    July 24, 2018

  • Is My Work Life Insurance Enough?

    Have Life Insurance through Work? 4 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Coverage  by Kyle Borg This is another common theme at the firehouse, a young guy on the job gets married, buys his first house, has a baby, and then suddenly the new mommy starts the think about the what-if’s that come with a […]

    July 20, 2018

  • man on bicycle

    6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

    Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned. Maybe you’re a bicycle commuter already — or maybe you want […]

    July 16, 2018

  • Are Smart Locks a Smart Idea?

    Like many suburban dwellers, I installed a Ring doorbell security system last year to help eliminate some of the package theft that seems to occur when your life revolves around Amazon Prime. While it may be a false sense of security, and at times the constant notifications to my phone and Apple Watch can be […]

    July 16, 2018

  • How to Save Money on Car Insurance

    How to Save Money on Car Insurance It’s like clockwork almost every 3rd day when I arrive for my fire shift, sitting around the kitchen table catching up with the off going crew and somebody finds out I’m an insurance agent, the first question is always, “So Kyle, how do I save money on my […]

    July 13, 2018

  • Homeowners Insurance 101

    As a firefighter we see the devastating potential that even a minor kitchen or dryer fire can possess. While we do our best to preserve the property that can’t be replaced, the insurance agent inside of me can’t help but wonder if the homeowner has the appropriate coverage now that the unthinkable has occurred. As a homeowner, you want […]

    July 8, 2018