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June 2006 - Posts

I was reminded again this weekend why we need life insurance. A family friend dropped dead of a presumed heart attack. He had been healthy as a horse. In fact, he was found in his work clothes; he'd been ready to start his day. He was 57. We don't know Read More...
Posted on June 28,2006

Speaking of personal information, do you know that your insurance company has the right to search your driving record to see if you've been "good"? Not only do they have the right to do that, more and more companies are checking more frequently. This Read More...
Posted on June 27,2006

I've been thinking lately about how information that is kept on us, by a whole variety of agencies and organizations, can be used against us. Unfortunately, a common place for information to be used against us is in the area of insurance. Did you know Read More...
Posted on June 21,2006

We've got a new forum here: insurance "horror" stories. (Check it out: the link is on our homepage.) We've got a few things in the forum that were submitted to our reader's mail bag. I've posted them there for your reading and enlightenment. Here's one Read More...
Posted on June 18,2006

This is another of the most common questions that we get at InsuranceGuide101.com. Unfortunately, even insurance companies move and while they may send out notices that they have new contact information -- sometimes, we have moved too! It's a very common Read More...
Posted on June 12,2006

Well, hurricane season is now a reality. In fact, severe weather season is upon us in many parts of North America. "Tornado Alley" has already experienced a number of damaging twisters as well. Which brings me to the topic at hand: do you have the right Read More...
Posted on June 9,2006

Got a policy and you don't know where the company is anymore? You are in good company; this is by far one of the most common questions that we get at InsuranceGuide101.com. So, here's everything that I know in general about finding a company. 1. Have you Read More...
Posted on June 7,2006

Perhaps you've seen the movie "Erin Brockovich"? It deals with the pollution caused by Pacific Gas & Electric, when hexavalent chromium and other toxic chemicals were stored in unlined ponds. That's really what environmental insurance addresses: the Read More...
Posted on June 2,2006

I suppose no one should be surprised by this: most renters don't have insurance. I fell into this group when I was in university. There I was, renting an apartment, and I didn't have a single penny of insurance. What if someone had been hurt in my unit Read More...
Posted on June 1,2006
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