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  1. Furnance Maintenance Is A Matter of Life And Death

    by Katharine

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    There will be no pithy title for today’s blog. On December 7, 2016 in Acushnet, MA, a father and son were found in their home dead of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the gas burning furnace. There were no carbon monoxide detectors in the home. This is an incredible tragedy and possibly could have been […]

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  2. A World Without Car Insurance?!

    by Katharine

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    (Pinch me, I must be dreaming!) I read an article today where Warren Buffett posited a future in which we do not need car insurance. He mused that if we are moving to a “self-driving car” future, would we need the financial protection of auto insurance? While I would LOVE to believe that self-driving cars […]

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  3. Cyber Safety In A Wild World

    by Katharine

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    October is Cybersecurity Month and I had the opportunity this week to attend a presentation given by Meghan Martinez, Program Manager for the Rhode Island State Police’s Cyber Terrorism Department, so I could share helpful tips on keeping your online life safe and secure! Let’s first look at some facts and figures with regard to […]

  4. After The Storm Comes The Scams?

    by Katharine

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    While Hurricane Matthew did not have a devastating impact on our area, the scenes of destruction in the Caribbean and the south serves as a reminder that NO is a good time to review how to protect yourself and your property from the opportunistic people who try pulling scams when people are at their most vulnerable. Create […]

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  5. What’s In a Name? Potentially A Higher Deductible!

    by Katharine

    As we are right smack dab in the middle of the Northeast hurricane season, I thought I would take a moment to cover the “named storm/peril/hurricane” deductible (hurricane deductible) you may see on your insurance policy and what impact it would have on your financial responsibility should the clause be activated . One way to […]

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  6. Wedding Day No-No’s!

    by Katharine

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    It’s here! The day you have dreamed about since you were a little girl…you’re getting married! But before you march down the aisle, let’s take a look at somethings that you do not want to be doing the day you say “I do”. Eat! DO NOT FORGET TO EAT! Yes, you may wake up with […]

  7. If You Pokémon Go…Please Be Safe!

    by Katharine

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    Pokémon Go is ALL the rage right now and it’s led to some extremely humorous incidents and some very scary situations. If you are not familiar with this game, it’s an app that you download and then using GPS locating technology sends you all over trying to collect Pokémon creatures and ultimately “battle” for ownership […]

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  8. Doggone Insurance Claims – A Rise & A Fall

    by Katharine

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    There are numerous factors that go into the mystical calculations of homeowner/renter insurance premiums, one being do you own a dog and if so, what breed? There are insurance companies that will not write a policy for a home that houses certain breeds of dogs even. And while the ASPCA is fighting this biased restriction, […]

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  9. Summer Is A Great Time For High School Students To Grow!

    by Katharine

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    Summer break is rapidly approaching, I’m willing to bet my daughter could tell you to the minute just how many days/hours/minutes/second are left! So now is the perfect time for your high schoolers to be planning their summer activities. What activities should they be planning for? Let’s take a look at the options they have […]

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  10. PLEASE Do NOT Feed The Ducks!

    by Katharine

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    As I was walking through Wilcox Park yesterday, I came across a woman and two children throwing bread and what appeared to be Cheez-Its in the pond. They were sitting right in front of the sign that clearly states to not feed the waterfowl. It gives reasons why it’s harmful to the birds and that it […]

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