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    • Two Secrets To Sell Anything

      March 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

      Here’s a challenge for every insurance agent, whether they’re a 40-year veteran or just starting their first week: Offering a product that isn’t a product. A product is something a customer can hold — shoes or books, for example. A service is something that a customer can use — house...Full story

    • Fireproof Your Home Without Spending Any Money

      March 13, 2019 - 2:38 PM

      Imagine: it’s Sunday evening, about 6 p.m., and you’re getting ready for the work week. Dinner is over; maybe it’s time to watch TV or make the kids’ school lunches. According to the National Fire Protection Association, it’s also the most likely time for a fire to start in your...Full story
    • Four Ways to Stop Identity Theft

      March 7, 2019 - 2:35 PM

      “We demand convenience over security,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit that helps people dealing with ID fraud. Few people would disagree; how many times have you had to slow down and hunt for a password to get somewhere online? But making it easier...Full story
    • Superb Sitting (video)

      March 7, 2019 - 10:49 AM

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    • Simple Ways To Protect Your Password

      February 21, 2019 - 3:40 PM

      On December 9, 2018, 30-year-old Gerald Cotton died while on vacation in India, reportedly of a chronic disease he had suffered for years. Cotton was CEO of Quadriga CX, a Canadian company that helped manage cryptocurrency, essentially money in electronic form. The company holds about $145 million (US), but according...Full story
    • Making Your Homeowners Insurance Easier

      February 13, 2019 - 4:18 PM

      Even though “The Golden Girls” has been off the air for decades, it’s still popular today. In the classic TV sitcom, widow Blanche Devereaux lives with three women: Rose Nylund, Dorothy Zbornak, and Sophia Petrillo. Sophia is Dorothy’s mother, but the others are just friends. You can probably find reruns...Full story

    • Financial Fitness (video)

      February 7, 2019 - 9:56 AM

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    • Nonprofit of the Month — Blessings In A Backpack

      January 31, 2019 - 11:22 AM

      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.

      Blessings In A Backpack really is what its name states: donations that provide meals for students. While many receive...Full story

    • Four Keys To Financial Safety

      January 17, 2019 - 11:40 AM

      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

    • 9 Ways To Get Your Car On The Road

      January 9, 2019 - 2:42 PM

      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