Is your Nest Empty?

In a very short period of time, there have been a surprising large number of changes in the exposures you now face with your children away at college, mostly in the area of health insurance. Let’s touch on the three questions we hear most often this time of year with children heading off to college. “How can I protect myself from being sued should a friend of my son’s get involved in an at fault accident using my car?” As a general rule think of… Read more »

Contractors or Cons

Just last month we had a hail storm in Maryland which caused a significant amount of damage. It also brought the Conman Contractors out of the woodwork. The vast majority of licensed contractors are conscientious small business owners who take pride in their work and understand that satisfied clients are the best source of future business. A few, however, anxiously await these opportunities and often go door-to-door offering to fix roofs, siding and windows in exchange for hefty down-payments or fees that are substantially larger… Read more »

My Name’s Not Ellie

I can always tell when there is a salesman on the office phone, they ask for Ellie. I’m not sure if they have been told to ask for Ellie or if they are just saying “L-E” quickly (from L.E. Goldsborough & Son, Inc.). It gets even more convoluted when they finally figure out that not only is there no “Ellie,” but the owner isn’t even a Goldsborough. L.E. Goldsborough & Son, Inc. has been around since 1947. I purchased the agency from Les, the now… Read more »

How to Save Gas Money on Your Summer Road Trip

Planning a summer road trip? Save some money! This tool can help you plan your trip for maximum fuel efficiency. Calculate your distance, the percentage of the time that you’ll be driving in the city, car make, car model and more to get the most accurate information. Then, check out some gas mileage tips to figure out how to cut down on your usage. Safe Travels! http://www.fueleconomy.gov/trip/

Hurricanes Have Toes!

School is out and summertime is here! It’s time for family vacations, Bar-B-Qs and outdoor fun. Unfortunately, it’s also time to prepare for another Hurricane Season. The recent tornadoes in North Texas and Oklahoma (and reportedly right here in Maryland) as well as the flooding, remind us that storms are scary and unpredictable. The National Hurricane Center predicts an above average storm season this year – I know, don’t they always. But, the truth is it only takes one storm to significantly impact your life…. Read more »

IIHS Safety Ratings: An Important Car-Buying Resource

Are you in the market for a new car? IIHS safety ratings are a good place to start. Check out what the IIHS says about the safety and “crashworthiness” of your options. Select your make, model, and vehicle size to see how the car you want has been rated. http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings