Why Use a ‘Smart’ Leak Detector?

Why Use a ‘Smart’ Leak Detector? We Tested the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector We’ve been receiving questions lately from our clients about the use of so-called “smart” water-leak detectors in the home. These smart detectors alert people of frozen pipes and water leaks before they become a catastrophe. Several people in our […]

Why Homeowners Should Hire an Insured Contractor

Why Homeowners Should Hire an Insured Contractor Spring is upon us. That means warmer weather and tax-refund checks on the way. It also means house projects are going to start up very soon, if they haven’t already. Oftentimes these projects require a professional contractor to do the work, whether it’s replacing windows, updating a bathroom […]

Protect Your Business From Internet Fraud

Protect Your Business From Internet Fraud Small- and medium-sized businesses may be at greater risk The Internet is a vast pool of knowledge with information and resources only a few clicks away. But not everything it has to offer is designed to benefit you. Internet scams are everywhere, affecting both consumers and businesses. These scams […]

Pay Attention to the Basics to Prevent Car Crashes

Pay Attention to the Basics to Prevent Car Crashes Numbers of motor vehicle related deaths are holding steady in a disturbing pattern. The National Safety Council, based in Itasca, Ill., estimates that the death toll in 2018 reached 40,000. This is the third year in a row that motor vehicle deaths have approached this number. […]

Avoid a Winter Driving Emergency

Avoid a Winter Driving Emergency After almost no snow through December, the Chicagoland area was finally pounded by a powerful snowstorm in mid-January. It’s not too late to get yourself and your vehicle prepared for next time. Read on for some common-sense tips to help you avoid a winter driving emergency: As always, please remember […]

Taking Stock of Life’s Changes

Taking Stock of Life’s Changes What’s new with you this year? Welcome to 2019! With the rush of the holiday season behind us, January can feel like a welcome respite. It can also be a good time to take stock of last year and look ahead toward what changes may be coming in 2019. You may find that your family […]

What Are You Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving?

What Are You Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving? We keep hearing about car accidents involving distracted driving. Recently in the Chicago suburbs, a driver with several passengers flipped his car on an expressway exit-ramp curve. He and a female passenger were killed. The other passengers were injured, but survived. One wonders if distracted driving played […]

A Great Health Insurance Plan for Small Businesses

A Great Health Insurance Plan for Small Businesses If you operate a small business in Illinois and currently subscribe to a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO health insurance plan for employees, BlueCross BlueShield has a new plan that could save 20 percent to 30 percent in premiums. Under the plan, you can most likely maintain […]

Finding the Best Employee Health Insurance: Who’s Doing the Homework?

Finding the Best Employee Health Insurance: Who’s Doing the Homework? How can you, as a small business owner in the Chicago area, keep expenses under control and still provide the best employee health insurance for a more reasonable price? The choices are mind-boggling and the costs seem to only go up. You most likely rely […]

The More Things Change…the More Things Change

The More Things Change…The More Things Change Nothing is more constant than change. We all know that, simply by living our lives. And most of us worry about it. For example, despite the incredible gains the stock market achieved last year and the unflappable confidence of industry and business communities nationwide, people still worried. Every […]

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