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The Best Fall Foliage Drives in Minnesota

September 26, 2023

It’s the most colorful time of year! From the brightest yellows to the glowing oranges, the leaves of fall are an iconic and picturesque sign of changing seasons. It also makes a great time in Minnesota to drive around and take in the beauty. Whether it’s a romantic getaway weekend or a family fun adventure, […]

Tips for Lowering Your Car Insurance Premiums

September 13, 2023

  We’re all looking for ways to save money, these days! Budgets are stretched tighter than ever, and finding ways to cut back can only go so far. Most of us include car insurance premiums as a “must have” if you drive any type of automobile. We need our cars to get to and from […]

Top Minnesota State Fair Foods (and Drinks!) You Must Try

August 21, 2023

Where can you find 80 foods on a stick, 65 new beverage premieres, and over 300 food vendors offering mouthwatering fare? Well, the Minnesota State Fair, of course!  The fair will run from August 24 to September 4, in 2023, and this year’s tasty treats include a few you just can’t miss out on.  So, […]

What to Consider When Buying Homeowners Insurance

August 9, 2023

Whether you are just about to buy your very first home, or you’ve lived in the same one for 20 years, there are always things to consider about your homeowner’s insurance policy. Your house is likely your biggest financial asset, which is why you want to be sure it’s protected. Let’s talk about making sure […]

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

July 25, 2023

Have you considered what it means to require long-term care?  Even if you are decades away from retirement age, it’s pretty likely that you and/or your partner will, at some point in life, require specialized care services. Thankfully, there is insurance available for long-term care. But, who should buy it? And why? What Is Long-Term […]

Insurance Considerations for Renters in Minnesota

July 12, 2023

Our houses, our vehicles, our vehicles, and our health all deserve protection – and insurance is one way we keep these things safe and covered. But if you don’t own a house right now (the market is challenging!), renters’ insurance can help protect your belongings. Let’s talk about it.  What Is Renters’ Insurance? Renters’ insurance […]

Flood Insurance: What You Need to Know in Southern Minnesota

June 26, 2023

While the chances of Minnesota ever getting a hurricane are pretty much zero, it doesn’t take an ocean to cause serious flood damage to your home. Few people in Minnesota think much of flood insurance – which, by the way, is not typically included in a basic homeowners’ policy – but I’m here to tell […]

5 Must-Visit State Parks in Minnesota

June 14, 2023

Living and working in Southern Minnesota has so many advantages! Being able to raise our three children here means safe neighborhoods, plenty of family-friendly activities, and more. This can include visiting our area’s wonderful state parks, too. Here are some area favorites, so you can enjoy the bounty Minnesota has to offer all summer long: […]

Don’t Let Storm Chasers Chase You Down

May 30, 2023

Remember when the term “Storm Chasers” only meant the heroes of “Twister” who followed tornados to study their incredible power?  Today’s storm chasers are aiming to scam people that were impacted by a devastating storm. From high winds, lightning, hail, and even tornadoes, our Minnesota communities get their fair share of property-damaging weather, and these […]

Tips for Choosing a Life Insurance Beneficiary

May 8, 2023

Finding a life insurance policy is the hardest part! But once you’ve secured one, your work isn’t quite done. Who will you name as your beneficiary? Let’s break down some considerations you may want to weigh in your decision.  What Is a Life Insurance Beneficiary? Let’s make sure we first understand what we mean by […]

5 Questions to Ask About Your Homeowners Insurance

April 26, 2023

Any type of insurance usually comes with a long list of questions. If you aren’t asking them (or aren’t even sure WHAT to ask), we’re here to help! Homeowners insurance, in particular, comes with plenty of confusing options.  Whether you’re buying a new home and getting it insured for the first time, or updating policies […]

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Life Insurance

April 12, 2023

If you are weighing your options about life insurance, you are in the right place. Before making your decision, it’s wise to gather as much information as possible. So today, let’s learn from the mistakes of others and review some issues to avoid when you buy life insurance. 1. Don’t Assume You Won’t Qualify One […]

Five Savvy Insurance Tips for New Business Owners

March 22, 2023

Congratulations on launching your new business! This insurance checklist for small businesses is designed to help cover your “what ifs” and questions when it comes to your business insurance needs. 1. Know the Risks of Business Before you consider what your insurance needs might be, you need to take a close look at the industry […]

Four Fun Spring Break Ideas For Your Minnesota Family

March 8, 2023

It may not seem like Mother Nature is quite ready, but I promise – spring is around the corner. As most families already know, that means spring break isn’t far behind. The calendar may mark the start of spring as March 20th (and small Pennsylvania rodents may beg to differ…) but nonetheless, it is typically […]

Tips for Buying a Salvage Title Car

February 21, 2023

If you consider yourself a handy mechanic and good with rebuilding cars, or if you have a trusted garage able to offer reliable repairs, there is a unique way some Minnesotans aim to save some money: buying a salvage title car. However, there are some very helpful tips that one should follow. Buying a salvage […]

How to Prevent Ice Dams in Minnesota

February 8, 2023

Minnesota’s winters feature a daily high-temperature average of just 29 degrees Fahrenheit, which means we’re pretty accustomed to the cold. But in a state with long, cold winters, we Minnesotans also face unique, weather-related risks!  An ice dam is one of the many threats that surround us in such cold temperatures. Understanding what they are, […]

Decreasing Your Risk of Accidents Through Regular Home & Auto Maintenance

January 25, 2023

No one can see the future. Accidents happen. And, in my line of business, I have seen it all! As an independent insurance agent, I have seen my clients experience all kinds of issues. Some of them are even preventable! Accidents and incidents that end up as insurance claims, especially in the winter, can sometimes […]

DIY Your Perfect Emergency Car Kit

January 11, 2023

From the Boy Scouts who warned you to “always be prepared,” to Ben Franklin’s proverb that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” we have all heard the warnings. Traveling by car – especially in the Minnesota winters – requires extra preparedness, in case of an emergency.  Preparing an emergency car kit […]

5 Popular New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2022

It’s that time of year – an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and decide what we want to do in the new one. But what are the most common resolutions, and do they apply to you? Should they? If you are struggling to decide what to resolve to do in 2023, consider some […]

How Does Bodily Injury & Property Damage Liability Insurance Work?

December 14, 2022

When it comes to hitting the road, car insurance is there to protect you (and others on the road) just in case the road isn’t all you “hit.” But, there are so many variations available to you. What’s the difference between basic, legally required car insurance and policies such as bodily injury or property damage […]



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