Did You Know? – Mexico Gave Chocolate To The World

Did You Know? – Mexico Gave Chocolate To The World   Shortly after arriving at Tenochtitlán in the fall of 1519, Hernán Cortés and the Spanish conquistadores were granted an audience with Moctezuma at his breakfast table. They found the Aztec ruler sipping an exotic drink called xocóatl (meaning bitter water). Made from ground cacao […]

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips   The experts are guessing about what will be happening on our nation’s roads this summer. Gas prices have stabilized, and appear to be on a slight decline as the season officially approaches. At the same time, airline ticket prices are on the rise. The confluence of these two events should point […]

Home Security Tips

Securing Your Home Against Burglary   Burglars won’t find your home an “easy mark” if they are forced to work in the light, if they have to take a lot of time breaking in, or if they can’t break in without making a lot of noise. Research shows that if it takes more than four […]

What Is Insurance And How Does It Work?

How Insurance Works   Insurance is something you purchase to protect yourself from unexpected losses you can’t afford: the accident you hope you never get into, the fire you pray never destroys your home, the hailstorm you know sooner or later is bound to batter your roof, the lawsuit that threatens to wipe out your […]

Reckless Behavior on the Roads Is Dangerous—and Can Mean Higher Auto Insurance Rates for Drivers

Reckless Behavior on the Roads Is Dangerous—and Can Mean Higher Auto Insurance Rates for Drivers   THE I.I.I. PROVIDES TIPS FOR REDUCING AUTO INSURANCE COSTS MAY 24, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 — Excessive speeding, driving under the influence and inattention are dangerous behaviors that […]

Home Security

Securing Your Home Against Burglary   A Few Simple & Easy Steps To Secure Your Home   Burglars won’t find your home an “easy mark” if they are forced to work in the light, if they have to take a lot of time breaking in, or if they can’t break in without making a lot […]

Protecting Your Bicycle From Theft

Protecting Your Bicycle From Theft   The National Bike Registry estimates that one million bicycles are stolen each year in the U.S. and only a small percentage of them are ever recovered. The annual cost to American families is more than $200 million. The following tips can help lower the risk of having your bike […]

Renters Insurance Checklist

Renters Insurance Checklist If you rent a house or apartment, your landlord’s insurance will only cover the costs of repairing the building if there is a fire or other disaster. You need your own coverage, known as renters or tenants insurance in order to financially protect yourself and your belongings.  Visit our Renters Insurance page […]