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Michigan Rainy Season
Michigan Rainy Season

How to Protect your Home from Severe Weather

In West Michigan, we deal with severe weather conditions in just about every season. In spring and summer, there are severe storms and tornado warnings, and in the winter, there are massive snowfall and freezing rain. We’re no strangers to inclement weather, and while...
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Four Powerful Ways to Beef Up Your Home Insurance Policy

Owning a home is a huge milestone in our society and is a huge source of pride for homeowners. But often, once we’ve purchased our home, selected an insurance policy, and settled in, we tend to think we’re totally set, safe and secluded in a paradise we can call our own. The...
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Michigan Home after renovations

How Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance

Renovating your home can be a complicated and complex process, and the last thing on your mind after paying your contractor, finding materials, and figuring out how to cook when you haven’t had a kitchen for two months is your insurance. But it shouldn’t be, and here’s why:...
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Boat on Lake Michigan

Keeping Kids Safe On The Boat This Summer

Everyone loves spending time out on the boat during the summer, whether it’s on a small private lake, Lake Michigan, or the Grand River, and that includes young children. As a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend of people with children, it’s important to you that any kids...
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Michigan Lightning Storm

Storm Damage and Your Insurance Claim

Here in Michigan, we’re no stranger to storms. Our state has never been known for its mild weather conditions, and while everyone might think that winter storms are bad, we know that the most devastating weather often comes in the spring and summer, when thunderstorms roll...
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Motorcycle rider on a bridge

Motorcycle Hand Signals You Need to Know

Summer is the perfect time to ride your motorcycle here in Michigan, and with summer approaching, it’s important to refresh yourself on some riding basics. If you regularly ride a motorcycle, you’re likely already aware of the universal hand signals used by motorcycle riders and...
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Motorcycle Rider on a Trip

Staying Safe on Your Next Motorcycle Trip

If you’re planning a long ride on your motorcycle, whether just a few days or several weeks long, across the state or across the country, it’s important to make sure you’re staying safe. Below, we discuss two of the major things you can do to ensure that your ride is a safe one....
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Retired Couple

How to Spend Money Wisely During Retirement

You’ve been preparing for retirement for a while now; saving, taking advantage of your company’s matching policy, and being intentional with your investments. You’re financially prepared for this next step, but are you emotionally ready for it? As surprising as it sounds, what...
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Insurance myths answered

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Insurance

When people offer advice, most of the time they’re looking to help you out. They’re hoping to offer some age-old wisdom or insight that steered them in the right direction during a difficult time. Unfortunately, not all advice comes from a place of truth, rather, it comes from...
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Suburban home

First Time Home Buyer in Grand Rapids? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Congratulations on your new home! Or, perhaps, soon to be new home. Odds are you’ve just made the largest purchase of your life and you’re reeling from everything you’ve got to do. Homeownership truly is a big step. For many, it’s the life stage that means roots have been planted...
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