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April 26th, 2018 by Allied Partners Insurance, Inc.

In the first place: Living large in a starter house

Getting into the housing game for the first time? The kind of house you’re looking at might be what your real estate agent calls a starter house. What that starter house looks like will depend on your income, but in general, it’s the house you can afford as a first-time homebuyer, which typically means a smaller house, something on the scale of 1,000 to 1,800 square... Read Article

Does My Auto Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

When it comes time to rent a car, here are two common questions that customers often ask us. Do I need to buy the insurance offered by rental car companies? If I am in a car accident and need to rent a car, am I covered?   Let’s find out the answers. Insurance offered by rental car companies You’re standing at the rental car counter... Read Article

Quick Ways to Spot Phishing Messages Targeting Your Business

Gone may be the days when phishing attempts were easy to identify. While malicious messages are nothing new, they’re becoming more sophisticated and harder to pick out from legitimate business communications. A few simple clicks in one of these emails can develop into a problem that spreads quickly across digital channels and devices, but there are things that you can do to defend against phishing... Read Article

Speak! How to Decode Dog Body Language

All relationships are about communication. Without the luxury of language, a dog uses physical cues to tell you how he’s thinking and feeling. Avoid getting lost in translation by learning to read a dog’s body language – especially if he’s trying to say, “Back off!” National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the second full week of April each year. You can avoid and... Read Article

My Love-Hate Relationship with My Old Car

You learn a lot about cars when yours is falling apart. Replacing the steering column will cost how much!? And… what’s a steering column again? Hi, I’m Abby: proud owner of a sensible, no-frills, 15-year-old sedan. My odometer reading – drumroll please – is 158,761 miles… and counting. When you have an old car, you never know if you’re rooting for it or against it.... Read Article