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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 21, 2019

Some say this is the most wonderful time of the year: Patio season in Canada. We know, it's a short season and we're running out of nice, warm summer days to enjoy them. But that's not going to stop us from sharing our picks for the best in Kitchener-Waterloo. There are many gems to choose from so we surveyed the team for their favourite local patio hot spots. Here's who made the top three: (1) Rustico 907 Victoria Street N., Kitchener...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 14, 2019

There is nothing quite as defeating as ending a long day tired, worn out, and unsure of what you accomplished. If you’re putting in long hours and trying your best but struggle to point to productive accomplishments by the end of your day, you might start feeling insecure about your ability to do the job. You might feel like you need to double down, take an even shorter lunch, work even harder through the day. Sadly, none of that will help because chances are you’re already...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 7, 2019

Aging is a funny thing: As children, our parents think of nothing but ways to help keep us safe and protect us. But, as our parents get older, start slowing down, and start dealing with more health complications those roles become reversed. But protecting your parents isn’t like protecting a child. It can be a sensitive topic that requires a lot of empathy and understanding on everyone’s part. The best thing to remember though is the sooner you take steps to help protect your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 23, 2019

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding — especially when you’re hosting it yourself. From choosing the right chair rental service to helping your guests find overnight accommodations, your to-do list is likely jam-packed, and the last thing you should be worried about is what might happen if something goes wrong — and whether or not your insurance will cover it. We’ve got the answers to your questions to help make sure your big day goes off without a hitch....

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 17, 2019

Do you get nervous when driving at night?  Does it stress you out to have to fight off the glare of oncoming cars or tailgaters with their high beams on? Do you feel less in control of your vehicle after the sun goes down? Trust those instincts – driving at night really is more dangerous than driving during the day and the numbers prove it. There are three times more accidents at night than there are in daylight hours. Night driving presents several unique...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 12, 2019

So the day got off to a bad start when your youngest threw up in her breakfast. In the afternoon, you got a call from school and had to pick up your oldest from school. Tonight, your spouse came home and immediately staggered up to the medicine cabinet with a groan. It’s the flu, and it’s spreading . Somehow, you’ve managed to dodge the bullet so far. You’re the last soldier standing, responsible for distributing the Tylenol, chicken soup, and hugs. You can’t afford to get...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 2, 2019

As we finally roll into the warmer months, it’s time to get the home into order. After a long winter and cool, rainy spring, you’ll want to make sure everything in your home is ship shape and ready for another year. Reseal the Deck Your poor deck has spent the last few months freezing solid, soaking in melt water, and being pelted by rain. It’s time to give it some love. If you haven’t resealed in a few years, it’s likely that your deck is starting to absorb...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 20, 2019

A lot of people take a "if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” approach to their car insurance. They sat down a few years ago, did the leg work, secured a policy they were happy with, and are perfectly fine with never thinking about it again. It’s understandable; insurance isn’t the most thrilling thing to spend your time on. But at Staebler, we don’t think you should be satisfied with a policy that is just "fine.” We think you should always have the best deal possible and that’s why we...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 12, 2019

Last week we looked at some of the most common dangers your child may face while playing games online. Today, we’re going to look at the broader picture and identify a few gaming related dangers that occur outside of the game. Part One of our Two Part Series can be read here Dangers outside of the game As surprising as it might be, the most pressing dangers associated with online gaming are actually those that occur outside of the game. These dangers present themselves...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 4, 2019

This is Part One of a Two Part Series on the Dangers of Online Gaming   Video games are the single most popular entertainment medium in the world. For parents today, the question isn’t "do your kids play games?” It’s " which games do your kids play?” And as the industry moves towards multiplayer titles, that answer is going to include more and more online games. There are many kinds of online games and it’s impossible to get into how each of them work, but...

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