5 Tips for Being Business As Usual As Seasons Change

running business in winter

And like that, we’re in ‘the holiday season.’ If you’re a business owner, this might mean a variety of things, but for most business owners, as temps get colder, business slows down. Here are some tips for running your business as usual, even as temperatures change, holidays arrive and customers get busier: Be prepared to weather… Read more »

“I Hate Being A Homeowner”

couple buying new home

You’d always dreamt of this day–the day you’d move into your first home. You bought it for yourself, by yourself–and this is worth celebrating! It’s a huge accomplishment. In fact, it’s one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, which can be amazing and scary all at once. Now you have a home that… Read more »

Waiting Periods Can Be A Pain in the Tooth


There’s no immediate stress quite like hearing the words: “I’m sorry, but your insurance doesn’t cover that.” But then there are the words: “I’m sorry, but your insurance doesn’t cover that…yet.” In dental insurance, there’s a little thing called a waiting period, which means that, although you may have purchased your insurance policy on a certain date, you’ll… Read more »

The Three-Legged Stool of Health Insurance

three legged stool health insurance

What’s a three-legged stool? A sturdy place to sit that keeps you steady – three legs to provide balance and security against tipping over. That concept has been taken on by many to promote a balance in a plan or system. Some of you might recognize this term from its use to describe the three… Read more »

Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Do

Whether you own one of the recalled vehicles or not, you’ve likely heard about the Takata airbag recall. Basically, due to device issues, instead of deploying properly during a crash, defective airbags have been explosively firing pieces of metal at people in the car. If this sounds dangerous, it’s because it is. So far, there… Read more »

5 Daily Challenges to Simplify Your Life


This week is National Simplify Your Life week, and while there seems to be a holiday for everything these days, we felt like this was one worth celebrating. Each day this week, we’ve provided on way you can simplify your life. Day 1: Monday, August 1st The first is to clean out your closet, and we mean… Read more »

What to Do If in You’re in a Minor Boat Accident

how to deal with boat accident

Today is the hottest day of summer, and if you’re like us, you’re already planning ways to beat the heat this weekend. Maybe you’re going to the pool or driving to the beach. Or maybe you Charlotteans are planning to take the boat to Lake Norman or Lake Wylie with your family and friends. Time spent on… Read more »

The Boating Laws You Need to Know

flag on boat for fourth of july

It’s almost time to pack up the cars for Fourth of July weekend, and chances are, you’re already planning and preparing for the weekend. Each Fourth of July, the most popular activity to engage in is, you guessed it, boating. And while it’s important to enjoy your time on the boat, it’s also important to… Read more »

11 Situations Every Designated Driver Has Been In

11 Situations Every Designated Driver Has Been In

It’s almost the weekend; what are your plans? Without fail, some of us always find ourselves being asked to be the designated driver, and the heroes who volunteer as DD know it can be a thankless, but important, job. If you’re always finding yourself in the driver’s seat, here are 11 situations you’re all too… Read more »

VIDEO: What Are the Benefits of Working with A Broker?

top advantages of working with an insurance broker

Hi, there! Thanks for tuning in today! When it comes to buying insurance, you have two options. You can either buy directly from an insurance company, or you can contact an independent insurance broker, like Latorre Insurance. It’s no surprise that we think buying from a broker is the best option, but did you also… Read more »