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Commercial Liability Insurance 101: Protecting Your Business

June 26, 2024

You put your blood, sweat, and tears into your business. To protect this investment, you need to be sure you have comprehensive business insurance policies. Do you have the right insurance for your business needs? That’s a loaded question, so we’re just going to start with the most critical policy, today: commercial liability insurance. What […]

Preparing for Severe Summer Weather in Minnesota

June 12, 2024

Minnesota experiences most of its severe storm events in April-August every year, with some of these storms producing hail, heavy winds, and/or tornados, often resulting in home and property damage. Look at these 1980-2024 charts and stats from NOAA for more details on the severity.  For homeowners, being prepared is crucial for the safety of […]

My Adventures with Fly Fishing

May 21, 2024

Life flies by so quickly, especially when you’re raising a family. It’s important to find outlets for enjoying time on your own and with people you care about. I believe there are always new opportunities for adding fun to our lives.  Take my latest personal adventure, for example: Fly fishing! A Pal, A Pole, and […]

Giving the Gift of Time: How to Volunteer Around Mankato

May 8, 2024

One of the best parts of my job is helping others. I really enjoy getting to know a client and their business or family, and finding out their specific needs, hopes, dreams, and goals. I also enjoy being able to help my community – and not just in terms of insurance. How do you give […]

Insurance for Digital Nomads: What You Need to Know Before You Travel

April 24, 2024

Becoming a traveling worker might be the job of your dreams. But, before you hit the road to tour the country while working from your laptop, it is important to consider insurance needs for your trek. What Is a Digital Nomad? You’ve probably seen them on social media. As you scroll through videos, there are […]

Homeowners Insurance Rates are Rising: What Can You Do?

April 11, 2024

We already know that higher homeowners insurance premiums (and out-of-pocket expenses, if you file a claim) are a reality for Minnesotans. Here are the reasons why homeowners insurance is getting more expensive in Minnesota, which include inflation, more weather events that lead to claims, and insurance company losses.  As a result, insurance companies are making […]

The Advantages of Bundling Insurance Policies

March 27, 2024

It feels like every facet of our lives needs insurance! From our lives as a whole (life insurance) to our vehicles, homes, belongings, boats, and beyond, there are so many products on today’s market that can help protect you, your family, and what you care about.  But is better to find separate companies or agents […]

How Life Insurance Policies Can Benefit Your Business

March 13, 2024

You’ve worked hard to create the business you own today. I’m willing to bet that if something happened to you, you don’t want all this effort to go to waste. Your business is part of your legacy, and you want to be sure it is handled in the way you see fit! Life insurance policies […]

Why Homeowners Insurance in Minnesota is Getting More Expensive

February 28, 2024

You’re not alone if you’ve noticed that your homeowners’ insurance premiums are going up. The national home insurance industry is going through big changes, which have come with hikes in insurance rates.  As rates continue to increase (some people are seeing 30-50% increases), your options for carriers are also decreasing. In Minnesota, it is becoming […]

“Insure Your Love” – With Life Insurance!

February 14, 2024

Flowers are beautiful, but they’ll be gone in a week. Chocolates are delicious, but if you have kids, you won’t see them by tomorrow! Valentine’s Day is all about love, so why not add something to your gift list that will have a lasting impact? A life insurance policy can be a great way to […]

Essential Insurance Needs for College Students

February 1, 2024

As a parent, you’ll probably feel pretty great when it is time for your child to head off to college or out into the workforce after graduating high school. You’ve gotten them through those first 18 years, and now it is time for them to spread their wings and fly!  Of course, a parent’s work […]

Do You Need Insurance for a Home-Based Business?

January 17, 2024

When it comes to running your own business, you should always make sure you’re covered by liability insurance – even if you work out of your home! Let’s explore the options for a home-based business owner and cover which insurance policies may be the best options for you. The ‘Business Owner’s Policy’ (BOP) Nearly all […]

Fun Activities for a Snowy Day in Minnesota

December 20, 2023

No matter the weather, yes even on the cold and snowy days, there is something awesome to do in Southern Minnesota.  Over the holiday break, chances are high that you will have opportunities to connect with friends and family. Why not create some amazing memories and enjoy everything our state has to offer?  Enjoy the […]

The Pros and Cons of High Deductible Health Insurance Plans

December 11, 2023

If you are seeking a new insurance plan, as many are this time of year during an open-enrollment period that typically ends at the end of the calendar year, you’ve likely seen the phrase “High Deductible Health Insurance Plans” or a “High Deductible Health Plan” (HDHP). These are plans that have many pros and cons, […]

Exploring Pet Insurance Options for Your Furry Friends

November 29, 2023

We all have insurance. We have different types of insurance for different needs. From your health insurance to car insurance, homeowners and renters insurance, and even our “toys” like boats, campers, and ATVs, we all have unique policies to fit our needs. But, what about your four-legged friends? Our fur babies are important members of […]

Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

November 8, 2023

  Working for yourself has plenty of benefits. You get to be your own boss. You get to set your own goals, and chart a course to get there. The sky is the limit when it comes to your income potential.  One of the tough parts about being self-employed, however, is being a “jack of […]

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks

October 23, 2023

From Amazon to eBay, Uber to DropBox, companies worldwide have become the victims of cyber attacks. While your company may not be as large, protecting your business from such threats is very important.  Common Cyber Attacks for Small Businesses You may think “But, we’re such a small business, who would attack us?” but any transaction, […]

Understanding Insurance for New Parents

October 10, 2023

Let’s check in on all our new parents, shall we? How are you feeling? Chances are you have not slept a full eight hours in months. You have become accustomed to changing your clothes many times a day due to spit-up stains. Your home is now filled with diapers, bottles, and toys. How did someone […]

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 […]

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