For many Americans some form of automobile is more than just a luxury: it is a necessary part of their daily arsenal of accessories. According to the US Census Bureau, the average American has to face an almost half-hour commute one way to get to their place of work or back home every day, and will... Read More >
Usage-based insurance will be part of the private passenger auto market for years to come. Progressive Insurance thinks usage based insurance is a pretty good idea. When Progressive Insurance backs an idea it normally becomes part of the permanent insurance landscape. Usage based insurance is a kind of automobile insurance where the premiums are dependent... Read More >
Driverless cars are already on the road being tested, starting in January 2015. Google’s driverless car is already getting a lot of press. Other auto and truck manufacturers are less vocal about their advancements, but they’re happening quickly. United States manufacturer, Peterbilt, demonstrated its autonomous tractor a few days ago while German truck maker, Daimler,... Read More >
Over the past few months I’ve followed the rise of Uber, Lyft, and other new “sharing economies” with interest. I’ve written several blogs on the topic and helped my home city of Minneapolis create a city regulation to regulate the TNCs (transportation network companies). I’ve watched with amazement the incredible manipulation of words, orchestrated by the... Read More >
In addressing this common question, it is prudent to begin with what the role of a realtor is. What Services Will A Good Realtor Provide? A good realtor will:         Help you find neighborhoods that meet the desired characteristics you outline;         Answer questions you may have about communities and neighborhoods;         Help you find homes that meet... Read More >
Travel can be invigorating. Just a change of scenery can make life more interesting. However, travel also comes with a certain degree of peril. Strange surroundings increase your chance of becoming injured or ill, as does new and odd food and increased physical activity such as hiking. That’s why you should consider your emergency medical transportation... Read More >
“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain I believe farm mutuals are the essence of what an insurance company is meant to be. While many large insurance companies view themselves as a tool to amass capital to be efficiently invested, farm mutuals are intent on... Read More >