Moving In Together? How to Merge Your Finances
As you make the commitment of moving in with your new spouse or significant other, you’re probably thinking about the fun stuff, like housewarming parties or buying new furniture. Have…
Why Houston Attracts So Many Small Businesses
Houston is home to many small businesses, and it’s now considered one of the top 10 cities for entrepreneurs, according to the Houston Business Journal. The journal notes a high…
Allstate Agent Matt Elwood
When it comes to life insurance, there are some common misconceptions: Many people think that life insurance is too expensive or won’t pay out. Matt Elwood, an Allstate Personal Financial Representative based…
How I Learned to Change a Tire
Kids growing up in rural Midwestern towns with a lot of gravel roads develop a certain proficiency at changing tires. You tend to get really, really good at it at…
pickup truck
I’m sure plenty of teenagers daydream about browsing a car dealer’s showroom with their parents and selecting the perfect car for high school, summer jobs and first dates. They imagine…
Renters Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions
I’m forever surprised by the fact that many renters don’t carry insurance to protect against the destruction or loss of their personal possessions: While the majority of American homeowners are…
Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is steeped in traditions that originated in a world long before warning labels and fire safety commercials. As an insurance agent, I’ve heard holiday horror stories of all kinds:…
Chicago Apartments and Renters Insurance
In Chicago, we like to talk about the weather — it can be brutally cold in the winter and humid as a sauna in the summer. Still, we brave the…
1973 mustang
Everyone remembers his or her first car. It’s practically a rite of passage for American teenagers, whether your parents have decided to trust you with the old family minivan, or…
houston rebuilding "j"
Houston’s subtropical climate and location near the Gulf of Mexico means the threat of storms and hurricanes is a distinct possibility during the summer and early fall. Many Houstonians recall…