Handling backyard fire responsibly

Handling backyard fire responsibly The summer season offers fun in the sun, even during a pandemic. Socially distanced small gatherings offer a break from the current routine, allowing us to kick back and enjoy spending time with loved ones, even if we still must be careful to follow safety guidelines. However, the very activities that […]

For a happy 4th of July, be careful with fireworks

For a happy 4th of July, be careful with fireworks Most everyone loves fireworks, especially for Independence Day. We look forward to our towns’ annual fireworks displays every July. But what to do during the COVID-19 pandemic, when most towns have cancelled their displays? You may be thinking, what’s the big deal about shooting off […]

Disasters happen. What would it take to rebuild your home?

Disasters happen. What would it take to rebuild your home? On a stormy night in July 2015, Mary and Don Smith (names altered for privacy) experienced a disaster that resulted in a catastrophic loss of their suburban Minneapolis home. As the storm raged outside at 1:00 am, lightning struck a tree across the street. The […]

Here’s why your home is probably underinsured

Here’s why your home is probably underinsured The secret problem with homeowner insurance What if there is a fire, or a flood, or a tornado? Will your homeowner policy cover the entire cost to repair or rebuild your home? Are your possessions totally covered if a disaster should strike? If you’re like most people, you […]

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