Protecting What You’re Most Thankful For: Family

Each year in November, we take a moment to step back and count our blessings, recognizing the many things we are thankful for. We move about our busy lives but rarely do we stop to “smell the roses” and practice gratitude.

One of the things that I am most thankful for is my family, and the ability I have to provide and care for them.

Your Check Up from the Neck Up

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Every so often I take an ethical account of my life up until the exact moment of where I am at in life. I call it “my check up from the neck up.”

I do this as a way of personal development when I feel as though I have made some poor or unsuccessful choices or if my attitude is not what it should be.

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 5th”

The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling off. You know what that means? It’s almost time for Daylight Saving Time to end.

Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5th. Mark your calendar today so you don’t forget – otherwise you’ll be an hour ahead!

Daylight Saving Time is a great time to remind us to do little things around the home that should be done everything six months.

Are You Aware?

One in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer serious physical violence at the hands of a partner at least once during their lifetimes.

Every day, three women lose their lives in this country as a result of domestic violence.

Would You Be Prepared if Disaster Strikes?

Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), September’s designation as National Preparedness Month was put in place in 2004 to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.

September Is…

During September, we try to help educate our customers and our agency family about the risk of not having proper life insurance coverage.

For most people, talking about life insurance sounds almost as fun as eating rotten eggs. However, ignoring it can compound a family tragedy by turning it into a financial nightmare.

Read a Book Today!

There are many benefits of reading books. Unfortunately, in this day and age, not a lot of people take the time to read them anymore. When was the last time you picked up a book? Blame your answer on technology if you must, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re missing out on a lot of wonderful benefits!

Reading Feeds Your Mind.

August is National Family Fun Month

When August hits us it can feel like the fun of summer is coming to an end. So, before you start bringing out the brown paper lunch bags and dividing up the school supplies, pick a few days this month that will be dedicated to having some family fun!

Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop!

We’ve lined up some great activities to enjoy with your family:

Host a family game night! Take turns picking out games and invite other families to join in on the fun.

8 Things to Tell Your Teen Not to Do

I hope you have been enjoying your summer so far. Soon, our kids will be going back to school. While we are busy thinking about lunch plans, shopping for school clothes, and more, our children are clinging to their last bit of summer break.

This time of year also means that many teens will be getting behind the wheel and driving themselves to and from school, to after school sports or part time jobs, to go hang out with their friends, etc.

Don’t Get Caught Without Your Sunscreen

Heading out on a warm, sunny day? Don’t forget to cover up – with sunscreen.

Everybody – and I mean everybody – needs sunscreen. Your ethnicity doesn’t matter; how easily you tan doesn’t matter. If you go out in the sun without sunscreen you are putting yourself at risk for melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer,

Sunscreens carry sun protection factor (SPF) numbers, which indicate how much protection they offer against the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.