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A Better Way to Rent

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com I’ve found that a lot of landlords — especially new ones — don’t seem to get the right type of insurance, let alone high enough limits. Renting is Risky Landlords …

Swimming Pool Deaths Highlight Overlooked Insurance Need

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com We all know the dangers that lurk around swimming pools and encourage our insureds to do their very best to protect themselves and their loved ones. Sadly, even with the …

Don’t Drink and Bike

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Deaths of intoxicated cyclists is a “significant problem,” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They found that these fatalities haven’t declined as much as those of drunk drivers …

Standalone Umbrella Carriers Have Finally Worked out the Kinks (Infographic)

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Standalone umbrella carriers are waiving traditional requirements and making it easier than ever to get policies online. Here’s how.

4 Tips for Selling Personal Umbrellas to First-Time Homebuyers

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Your insured just bought her first home-sweet-home. Your new homeowner might not realize that this major asset can be taken away because of a claim or lawsuit — even if …

How Not to Plan: Ignore the Humdrum

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com. Nobody has a clue about the future, but we all like to think that nothing terrible is on the horizon for us, especially in the new year. The reality is …

A Slow December: Can Winding Down our Pace and Calming our Minds Work at Work This Month?

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com. The “holidaze” is here along with all the stressors that go with it—we may all need to consult this helpful survival guide now and again. But for all the year-end …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Why Thanksgiving is the Most Dangerous Holiday

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com. Thanksgiving begins a wonderful season, but it’s also the most dangerous holiday of the year. Is it because it careens by in a flurry of activity and we’re all more …

Ask the Expert: The 4 Most Frequently Asked Umbrella Insurance Questions

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com As CMO, talking with CSRs, agents and agency owners is what I do. I hear their stories, share in their woes and yep, answer their questions. Here’s what people wonder …

How to Solve the 7 Biggest Problems With Personal Umbrellas

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com Transform your thinking about personal umbrellas with these hacks, making them a must-have, best-bet for all your insureds. Problem 1: Uninsured motorists Almost 13% of drivers — that’s around one …