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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 30, 2015

As the holidays wrap up and the boxing week sales start flying, it's a great chance to save on some amazing deals! Sadly, it's also a great time for online scammers to try and hustle people with identity theft cons and shady deals that could leave you twisting in the wind. Make sure to keep these tips in mind while you browse online! Be skeptical if it seems weird! An amazing deal from a retailer that will only accept Amazon gift cards as payment ? That doesn't...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 29, 2015

You can purchase your policy directly from the insurance company using the phone or online, or you can buy though an insurance broker. With more ways to purchase insurance than ever before the question facing the consumer is: "Should I go through a captive insurance agent or an independent broker?”   Which is better? Captive insurance agents, such as The Co-Operators or State Farm, have contracts with their one insurance company and only sell their products.   An...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 23, 2015

The end of holiday season is an exciting time of year for shoppers. The festivities are wrapping up and the big retail chains are pull out all the stops with deals and special savings on their most popular items. This is the time to finally pull the trigger on all those gift ideas and big purchases you've been mulling over. More and more though, savvy shoppers are deciding to avoid the crush and chaos of mall crowds and packed parking lots by shopping online. Who doesn't love...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 16, 2015

The pipes are calling! Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about our plumbing system – until there is a problem that is, then it's all we can think about. Frozen pipes are not fun. So going into the winter season, inspect your pipes to make sure they'll keep the water where it belongs. A good 15 minutes of effort can save you a ton of headaches. Two simple steps you can take are shutting off the valves to any outdoor hoses and flushing out your drains. A...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 9, 2015

Winter is here, and it's bringing high winds, ice, and sub-zero temperatures with it. Brrrr . It's the time of year to dig out your long johns, comfy blankets, extra mittens, and maybe consider hibernation. But while you get yourself ready for the cold, take a moment to think about your home, the cold season can be just as hard on it as it is on you. Winter weather can be murder on your roof, your pipes, and your lawn. Thankfully, a little precaution can go a long way. Here are...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 3, 2015

Looking for ways to save money? Here are our top 10 ways for you to save on your car insurance: Ask your broker for a price check: Insurance companies are constantly changing their rates. The competitive landscape is up and down like pistons in an engine. Make sure that you are not paying more than you need to! Your broker has all your information and can provide a price check of 10 of the major insurers in Canada in just a couple of minutes! Package your insurance: Buying in...

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