Top 5 Places to Visit in Nevada

If you live in Nevada, you’ve probably visited most of the tourist sites, i.e. Las Vegas. Here are some other beautiful (and natural) sights to see in the silver state.

Valley of Fire

This state park of 79 years has the longest history in the state, and there’s plenty to do and see. Go camping, hiking, or petroglyph-hunting – there are 3,000 year old ones to be found!

Valley of Fire

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Most Common Summer Insurance Claims

Summertime is full of fun, exciting adventures.  But a lot of the time, that excitement comes with a lot of extra risk.

More than any other season, summer draws in the most insurance claims by vacationers, travelers, and thrill-seekers.  Check out this list of the most common summer claims, and prepare yourself so that you don’t have to deal with any of them this season!

Broken Windshields

They may seem like a minor annoyance, but broken windshields can very be inconvenient and costly.  During the summer, chips, cracks, and shattered windshields are widespread.  It could be a baseball flying over the fence and smashing into your glass, a rock kicked up on a dirt road while camping, or a loose canoe flying off the top of someone else’s car on the highway.  Make sure you’re covered in any of these circumstances.

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Tips for Saving Money on Vacation

We all wish that we could have more vacation time, but when one vacation drains your piggy bank of its innards, there isn’t much you can do. This is why it is important to save a little extra for that next trip when you are on vacation. Here are some tips to help you do just that!

Timing is crucial

If you are really looking to save money, it is best to go when most people won’t be there. Disney land can be exciting during spring break, but it can also break the bank.  The same goes for most any hot-spot you go to. It’s important to Choosing to go during the school year will save you loads of cash on hotels that need to be filled by paying customers.

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How to Stay Cool on a Budget This Summer

Every summer, families across America are faced with the following quandary: how to keep cool without breaking the bank. Running the air conditioning all day is an expensive solution, but on the other hand, you don’t want to be baked alive in your home, either.

Thankfully, with a little strategizing, you can keep your home and your family cool this summer, without running up your electrical at the same time.


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Summer 2014 is just around the corner!

Welcome to summer 2014!  For whatever reason, the crazies of the world go into overdrive and we start seeing some of the strangest claims reported for the year.  Safeco Insurance recently published a “fun to read” article titled FIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR CAR STOLEN!  In the essence of your time, let me paraphrase with Safeco’s permission…

1) Leave your car running and unattended
2) Keep a spare set of keys INSIDE YOUR CAR
3) Leave valuables in plain sight
4) Leave your car unsecured
5) Assume nobody would want to steal your car

These are all way too easy to understand and at the same time, learn from this little list and keep it in mind when you leave your car, whether it’s at home in your driveway or in some parking lot. (we see many cars stolen every year while parked in the driveway at home, or worse yet, parked on the street at night!)

Here are a couple of other quick insurance tips that make all the sense in the world to consider…

a)  raising your home deductible can substantially lower your rates…up to 25%!
b)  you know whether or not you have a flood concern…if you are in a problem zone, don’t skimp on your flood insurance!
c)  if you do any improvements to your home, make sure its covered…good time to call your insurance agent
d)  you can buy a $1,000,000 umbrella for about $200 per year, how do you NOT buy an umbrella?
e)  did you know life insurance is cheaper today than in the history of life insurance??  Are you prepared??

And finally, have you THANKED A VETERAN lately?  If you do it once you might feel a little uncomfortable….if you do it twice it starts to feel REAL good!  If you do it 100 times, you might be my next best friend…

God Bless America and its fighting forces that give their lives to keep us free!