Mutual Understanding

    • Why Advertising Is Exactly What You Need

      July 8, 2020 - 1:05 PM

      Here’s something you don’t want to think about: advertising. There’s a reason TV streaming services let you skip commercials after a few seconds. Ads can be annoying, and they’re certainly not what you’re looking for when you’re on the internet, watching TV, or flipping through a magazine.

      On the other hand… everyone...Full story

    • Summer Home Maintenance

      July 1, 2020 - 1:13 PM

      The weather is right for spending days outside, heading to the beach or hiking trail, or simply visiting with friends — safely. It’s also time to get your house in shape.

      What tasks have you been meaning to work on in and around your home?

      Keeping Cool

    • Medicare and No-Fault Reform

      June 25, 2020 - 12:51 PM

      My father is retired but he’s not just sitting around. He’s on his computer every day, paying attention to the world around him — finance, the news, all the things he’s interested in. My mother is paying attention too, and checks in with her Facebook friends, including me, almost every day....Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Drake Goetz Memorial Park

      June 24, 2020 - 1:13 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each Month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.It’s been a long time in preparation, but they’re finally getting started. Family and friends of the late Drake...Full story
    • How Your Phone Can Kill

      June 17, 2020 - 3:29 PM

      Kira Hudson of Indiana told her story to the Indianapolis Star newspaper about an incident that happened to her in 2005. She was arguing with her boyfriend on the other end of her phone as she drove her SUV down a deserted road. The argument was intense, more important than where...Full story

    • Consistency and COVID-19

      June 10, 2020 - 3:05 PM

      Here’s something you didn’t expect a few months ago: that you would be spending April and most of May at home, talking with other people in person as little as possible. You might be getting back to your regular routine these days, but you’re staying prepared for another shutdown, another...Full story

    • The Ultimate Equipment Restoration Checklist

      June 8, 2020 - 1:56 PM

      Here in Michigan, some industries were finally allowed back to work through May and now into June, like construction, manufacturing, and lawn care. Others, of course, were always working, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and, of course, hospitals. Everyone here at Hastings Mutual was working too, though many of our...Full story

    • Getting Started With A Greenhouse

      June 3, 2020 - 1:18 PM

      It is the busy season for greenhouses — especially this year, as people start shopping for plants and seeds to get in the soil after two months of waiting. But it’s a business that comes with a lot of risk: you have to keep living things alive while making sure...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Christ Child Society of Detroit

      May 27, 2020 - 3:56 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.Not every child has a happy, successful home life. That’s where the Christ Child Society of Detroit and their...Full story

    • Why Everyone Needs Inland Marine Insurance

      May 20, 2020 - 3:22 PM

      Despite the stereotype, insurance isn’t really that confusing. If something goes wrong at home or with your business or farm like a natural disaster or theft, that doesn’t mean it’s all over for you. Instead, the insurance that you pay for kicks in and helps you get back to work...Full story