Tips for Keeping that Special Gift Safe

Over the past few weeks I had several customers call the office to ask about insuring big gifts they’d gotten for their loved ones over the holiday season and especially with Valentine’s Day just past.

This time of year is very busy for me as many of my customers have made big purchases or received new gifts and need help making sure they are fully covered.

Would You Like to Save Money Year-Round?

If you’re anything like many Americans, after the hectic holiday season and with tax time on the horizon, you are thinking closely about your finances. It’s inevitable… when you’re thinking about how much you earn in relation to how much you spend, it’s logical that one of your next thoughts is, “How can I save money?”

I have a friend who’s gotten into the ‘couponing craze’. She loves saving money and telling her friends and family about how much she’s saved and how she did it.

The BEST Valentine’s Gift of All

If you consider protecting your loved ones’ financial security, wouldn’t life insurance be the BEST Valentine’s gift?

What better way to truly show you care about your loved ones than to offer them the gift of protection?

According to the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day shoppers in 2015 showed their love by spending approximately $142.31 on gifts for the special people in their lives.

Make Time to Donate!

Since 1970, January has been known as National Blood Donor Month. During this month many organizations which host blood donations like the American Red Cross encourage others to make time to donate blood and join the nearly 11 million people who give blood each year.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

It’s very easy to make New Year’s resolutions but most of us have a difficulty of sticking to them!

Resolutions take focus, planning, and a determination to stick with them for the same amount of time it takes to change a habit.


It is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a means for extensive character changes.

Happy New Year!

We hope that you had a happy, safe time celebrating the New Year with your friends and family. Whether you rang in the New Year warm in bed or out on the town, I hope that 2018 is your best year yet!

I also wanted to say thank you for your continued support of our agency over the past twelve months.

November is American Diabetes Month

I know during the busy holiday season, many of us like to focus on all the great holiday food that we’ll be chowing down on this Thanksgiving and Christmas. While some of us can eat worry free this season, those living with diabetes need to pay careful attention to what they indulge in.

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.