According to financial advisory firm Javelin Strategy & Research, almost a third (30%) of all American consumers were notified their data had been breached at some time in 2017. A data breach is a type of electronic theft — hackers grabbing names, email addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, or...Full story
It’s a cliché in the movies: the car that gets banged up and knocked around, but gets its passengers to their destination — only to fall to pieces the minute they arrive. It’s funny to watch on screen, but no fun at all if it happens to you.
That’s why...Full story
If you’re not already getting your turkey ready for the holiday meal, now is the time! But of course you’ll need it to be safe. Keeping yourself and your family protected from a literal kitchen tragedy might seem obvious, but when you’re busy frying a bird, whipping up potatoes, baking...Full story
In case you weren’t aware, it’s the holiday season! There’s a million things to think about: gifts, parties, meals, decorations… and that’s on top of everything you already deal with every day, from kids to commutes to grocery shopping. With all those distractions, it’s no wonder a Career Builder survey...Full story
One of the big goals of this blog is to encourage everyone, especially our independent insurance agent partners, to use the online tools that are available to them. There are social media sites like Facebook (have you been to our page?), video on YouTube and Vimeo, and blogs just like...Full story
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.
Each year, Hastings Mutual supports our local United Way office with a week devoted to raising funds for the...Full story
If you’re reading this blog post, you probably use email. It might be at your job, to communicate with co-workers on the other side of the building or the other side of the country. Or it could be at home, with family and friends. Most likely, it’s both.
And though...Full story
A farmer’s work is never done, especially in the fall. That’s when the crops grown all summer are harvested, and (a few weeks later) the farmer is able to take a look at his or her property, equipment, and resources, and come up with a plan for...Full story