Laundry is part of life’s weekly grind. But did you know that dryers cause roughly 15,500 home structure fires, 29 deaths, 400 injuries and $192 million in direct property loss each year? What’s more, most dryer fires happen in the winter. WHAT CAN CAUSE A DRYER FIRE? The most common cause of dryer fires is Continue reading
Category: Personal Insurance
Newly Engaged…Are You Covered?
Getting engaged can be one of the most memorable times of a couple’s life. Having a burglar break into your home and steal the engagement ring, however, can be devastating. The good news is that with a little advance planning, your homeowners or renters insurance policy may help cover the cost of a stolen engagement ring or Continue reading
Why Your Life Insurance Should Be a New Year’s Resolution
We have reached the end of 2016, which means that many of us are already thinking of the potential that 2017 will hold and the resolutions we want to keep. Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around a common theme: the desire to take better care of our loved ones. We resolve to spend more time Continue reading
Confessions of a First-Time Renter: Stoves, Smoke Alarms and (Feelings of) Security
Beep! Beep! Beep! The shrill sound of my smoke alarm shook me out of my brief moment of confusion. Ten seconds earlier, I’d opened the door to my preheating oven and encountered a small cloud of smoke. So much for a quick dinner… Needless to say, the next few minutes were a frantic blur: windows Continue reading
What You Can Do to Make Your Holiday Travels Safe
We are quickly approaching the time of year that many of us spend traveling to see friends and family. Although some might opt to fly, many of us will be driving long-distance during the holidays. Getting ready for a road trip can be time consuming. You have to figure out where you’re staying, what to Continue reading
How to Shop Safe Online This Holiday Season
Last year, Don O.* of Pennsylvania received a text from Amazon letting him know that his package had been delivered. The only problem? He hadn’t ordered anything—an identity thief had. Don later discovered that the thief had also opened up a fake credit card in his name and used it to purchase an Amazon Prime Continue reading
How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays
The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means that many of us will be visiting with extended family and friends, hosting parties, and cooking copious amounts of food. Although we have a few weeks before the holiday season kicks into full swing, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing. Besides getting your Christmas Continue reading
4 Ways to Avoid Big Car Repair Bills
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That saying certainly applies when it comes to your car. By spending a little bit of time and money before things go south, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars in the long run. Not sure what to do? Then check out Continue reading
Ask ERIE: Does My Homeowners or Renters Policy Cover Me During a Move?
It’s natural to wonder if all your stuff would be protected during the chaos of a move. Your first line of defense should be your mover’s insurance. A good moving company will have its own insurance in case an item is stolen, lost or damaged in transit. (Having coverage for when things are accidentally damaged Continue reading
Is Your Kid Ready for College? Are You?
As the mom of a daughter getting ready to pack up her yoga pants, shower shoes and Ramen noodles, my world has been nothing but calls to the university, FAFSA forms (if you don’t know what the heck that means, you soon will if you have a child in high school!) and researching student loan Continue reading