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Fireplace Safety

Winter comes and it comes fast. If you are looking at saving money and making sure that you are still warm, a fireplace can be a great choice. While it can bring warmth and savings to your home it can actually bring...

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Holiday Safety for Your Kids

As the Holiday season rolls around, you may find yourself preparing for the excitement of the days to come in a variety of different ways. But as you prepare for a fun and full holiday season, don't forget to keep your...

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Make Sure Your Pets Travel Well for the Holidays

The holiday season is here - time to eat good food and join together with loved ones. For many who have families far away, this is also is the time to pack up and get out of California. If you are gearing up to travel...

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Safe Winter Travel

Driving through the snow can be dangerous for anyone, especially people coming from warm climates to cold ones for the holidays. If this is your first winter traveling in the snow, keep these tips in mind as you brave...

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Health Care Whiplash

Confused as to whether or not your current Health plan will be cancelled or not ? The pendulum has swung back and forth so much over the last two weeks that most of us have been left with whiplash! Here's the short...

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HealthCare Changes Again!

Late last week, President Obama announced a "fix" to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would allow individual policyholders to retain their current health care coverage. A number of current products are already...

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Creating an Emergency Preparedness Kit

There's nothing scarier than being caught in an emergency unprepared - especially when you are all alone and in the middle of nowhere. Knowing how fickle cars can be sometimes, it could happen to you at any time, no...

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Save Energy = Save Money

As the title might suggest, an easy way to help save you money simply involves using less energy. While you can still enjoy the benefits of modern conveniences, doing so in an energy-conscious fashion will make that...

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Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in California. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal...

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Are you Getting Enough Exercise Each Day?

When it comes to exercising, we often times don't feel that we have the time each day to fit it in. We don't necessarily need to go to the gym for hours each day to get a good work out, but finding a few minutes each...

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Emergency Evacuation Planning

Hurricane season is winding down and Mother Nature is preparing to cool things off as fall fades into winter. Weather patterns are constantly shifting, as are the tectonic plates moving imperceptibly beneath our feet....

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Understanding Health Care Reform

Since the health care reform bill was passed in March 2010, it has continued to remain a mystery to many how it will affect them personally. Even the name of the bill has remained ambiguous. That is because it has two...

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Fitness Tips for the Unfit

Are you just not built to be fit? When you've tried to do the exercise and diet things in the past, did you find them impossible to do? When you thought about sprinting, you started sweating. Whenever you opened your...

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Don't Make the Wrong Choice!

PLEASE CALL US BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING WITH YOUR CURRENT COVERAGE AND WE CAN HELP ADVISE YOU ON YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION. WHEN DOES IT ALL START ? Some of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable...

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The Importance of Protecting Your Vehicle

Everyday someone in America becomes a victim of car theft, vehicle burglary, or damage to a car from thieves striping parts from the car for sale to chop shops. And in fact, the numbers from a recent study indicate that...

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Tips on How to Get More From Your Day

Nearly everyone desires to be more productive throughout their day, simply because most people live such busy lives. With all of the responsibilities and tasks that mature and responsible adults must tackle every day,...

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Healthcare Reform Is Here

Healthcare Reform has arrived, yet there are still a lot of questions and Insurance Center Associates is here to help! When does it all start? October 1st, 2013, is the start of enrollment for Individual Guaranteed...

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Tips for Your First Year at College

College can be a scary place. Make sure you are prepared for the adventure that lies ahead! College life is a much bigger adjustment than a lot of people take it for. Not only are classes a lot harder than they were in...

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Tips on Finding Your Dream Car

If you are in the position to be shopping for your dream car, it may be a little more overwhelming than you imagined. With so many different options and features, it can be hard to make a decision. To ensure you are...

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Quality Time With Loved Ones

Spending quality time with the people that are most important to you can be easy to push to the backburner. With a to-do list a mile long and running from one activity to the next, it can be hard to make time for the...

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Firework Safety Tips

As the middle of summer is upon us and as the nation's birthday recently passes us, it is important to remember firework safety tips. Fireworks are a beloved part of summer and an integral aspect in how we as Americans...

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Saving on Business Insurance

For many individuals, one of the key components of the fabled American Dream is building a successful business. Creating, developing, and maintaining a successful business has been the life work of many individuals and...

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Keep Business Flowing in Summer

Keep Business Flowing in Summer Summer time is perhaps the hardest time of year to motivate your employees to do anything. Increased waking hours combined with the opportunities warmer temperatures bring and memories...

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Keeping the Electric Bills Down

Keeping the Electric Bills Down As the summer heats up across the nation, there are more and more homeowners who are realizing that the rising heat is directly adding to their electricity bills. While some may think of...

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How to Spot a Bad Mechanic

How to Spot a Bad Mechanic When you know that you have to have your car fixed by a mechanic, it can be nerve wracking to try and find someone that will be honest with the repairs that need to be done. If you do not...

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Blueberries are the Best

Blueberries are the Best June is National Blueberries Month! We know what you're thinking, "Blueberries? Really? They're good and all, but are they really that important that there should be a month honoring them?" Yes,...

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Making This Father’s Day Special

Making This Father's Day Special Father's Day is this weekend! Sunday, to be exact. If you haven't figured out what you are going to do for your old man yet, don't worry! You still have some time to create or purchase...

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Build an Emergency Car Kit

Build an Emergency Car Kit You never know when you'll get stranded when driving your car. As such, it is a very good idea for you to create an emergency car kit. You can make your own kit fairly quickly, and store it...

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Fruits and Veggies Perfect for Spring

Fruits and Veggies Perfect for Spring June is declared the National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! Proper consumption of each of these means living a better, longer life. Each type of fruit or vegetable is packed...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of BBQ Safety

The Do's and Don'ts of BBQ Safety Many may not know it, but May is National BBQ month. As the transitional month from spring to summer, it is fitting that May be the nation's month to remember, and even celebrate, the...

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Wedding Insurance Guide

Wedding Insurance Guide As the summer time approaches, so too do many happy couples' wedding dates. The summer season is the season of love and with that comes many planned wedding ceremonies, receptions, and open...

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Insuring Mom’s Jewels for Mother’s Day

Insuring Mom's Jewels for Mother's Day If you're old enough to be reading this post than you're probably old enough to be beyond making a Mother's Day card with crayons and construction paper. She would probably still...

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Springtime Migration to the Lakes and Campgrounds

Springtime Migration to the Lakes and Campgrounds Springtime is a reawakening for mankind. It's the time of year when people can be seen poking their noses out of their front doors, taking a big whiff of warm air,...

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5 Steps to De-stress Your Life

5 Steps to De-stress Your Life April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is one of the fundamental emotions we feel. Stress is created when performance does not match expectations. For instance, stress is...

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Spring Freedom: Motorcycle Safety Reminders

Spring Freedom: Motorcycle Safety Reminders Winter has been renounced and spring welcomed in. To some, this means flowers, bright colors, and cleaning schedules will soon be filling their days. To others that know...

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It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a time of new beginnings in California - and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you're anything like many of us here at Insurance Center, some of these...

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Driving Safely This Easter

Driving Safely This Easter Holidays mean people are heading home to spend time with their family. It doesn't matter if it's Christmas, New Year's, or Easter. People want to be with family when they can and make the...

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Favorite Foods of National Nutrition Month

Favorite Foods of National Nutrition Month March is national nutrition month, who would have guessed!? What are you doing to celebrate? Your eating habits will have a huge effect on your health levels and choosing to...

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Life Insurance: A Few Things to Consider

Life Insurance: A Few Things to Consider Buying life insurance can be a confusing ordeal. You don't know what's good and what's not. Figuring out what you need and what you don't is a difficult task when all you have...

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Meet Stacey - Our Last iPAD Winner

We just wanted to let you know how you can win some great prizes from us, your favorite insurance agent. To see a video of our last winner, check out the YouTube video below! This year we have some great prizes and...

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Got Some Bling from a Loved One?

Did you buy or were the recipient of something special or some bling from your sweetheart or even for yourself? Most polices provide a very limited amount of Jewelry coverage anywhere ranging between $1,500 to $3,000...

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Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Feb. 5, 2013 Why Do Car Accidents Happen? Every time that you start up your car and head out on the road, you should be well prepared for your drive. You are trusting drivers around you to obey traffic laws and drive...

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Benefits of Being Physically Active

Benefits of Being Physically Active We all know that it is important to exercise on a consistent basis and exercising consistently is often on people's lists of New Year's resolutions. If you are not exercising...

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Top Distractions for Drivers

Top Distractions for Drivers We all know how to be good drivers. If you think about your Drivers' Ed classes, you can probably remember how to properly place your hands and focus on the road in front of you. It is...

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Road Rage

Road Rage It is told that two wealthy business men in the same town bought the first two automobiles to be brought to the town. In the days still dominated by horse and buggy, somehow these two proud owners of the...

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New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

New Year's Eve Safety Tips It is so incredibly important to be safe throughout the New Year. There are a lot of opportunities for accident and injury on December 31st. You want to avoid every single one to make sure...

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