11 Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

November 25, 2015

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means quality time spent with family, friends, and all of your favorite foods—not to mention the post-meal nap, followed by second helpings of everything. Although you can enjoy as much stuffing and pumpkin pie as your heart desires, the same can’t be said of your dog. We know, we know—when your… Read more »

3 of the Most Important Insurance Policies

November 12, 2015

Whether you’ve already started a family or are just beginning to plan for one, you’ve probably found yourself thinking farther ahead than you ever have before. You might be budgeting for your next home, shopping for a car with more seats, setting the building blocks for a big career move or even investing in your… Read more »

10 Facts About Diabetes

November 4, 2015

Diabetes has been a fast-spreading epidemic, and the total number of deaths from the disease is only expected to rise. November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and in an effort to raise awareness, here are 10 facts from the American Diabetes Association in 2015.   Fact #1: 21 million Americans have diabetes, compared to 86… Read more »

Who Insures Your Home?

October 12, 2015

Who insures your home? If something tragic were to happen to your house tomorrow, would you know who to call? Would you know which provider manages your home insurance? Would you remember who is listed on your mortgage policy? If you said no to any of those questions, you aren’t alone. All too often, people take the set… Read more »

4 Ways Weather Can Affect Your Business

October 2, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin might not be making landfall in the Carolinas, but we’re still expected to get up to 15 inches of rain. First and foremost, we cannot reiterate enough how important it is to avoid the roads in these kinds of conditions. Flooding can be incredibly dangerous, both in car and on foot, so be… Read more »

Dates to Remember for Health Insurance Open Enrollment in 2016

September 28, 2015

We can’t believe it’s already been a year, but it’s almost time for the 2016 Open Enrollment period. Grab a pen and your calendar–here are the most important dates to remember as you begin enrolling for health insurance! 3rd Week of October, 2015: Plans and prices will become available. If any of this seems confusing,… Read more »

The 10 Best Things About Autumn

September 16, 2015

There’s still a week left of summer, but people in North Carolina have already started celebrating the start of fall. (See also: fall, See also: the season for pumpkin flavored everything.) Here are a few of the things we are most excited about this fall: 1. Candy corn…it’s baaa-aaack! If you’ve walked through your local Harris Teeter… Read more »

FAQs: Parents of College Students

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September 9, 2015

In last week’s blog, we offered a few tips for parents sending younger children back to school. But what about those of you who sent kids to college for the first time this year? Now that you’ve helped them unpack, decorated their dorms, and guided them through the first weeks of orientation and class, let’s… Read more »

Back to School, Back to School

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September 3, 2015

Back to school, back to school. For many of you, September marks the beginning of a new school year. After an enjoyable summer, you’ve likely already seen your kids off on their first day of school, as they embark on a new year, with new teachers, friends and assignments. You’ve already done the back-to-school shopping,… Read more »

3 Things Affecting Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums

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August 11, 2015

Home is where you hang your heart, and there truly is no place like it. Owning a home might be a great investment, but it’s so much more than that. By making the decision to own a home, you are setting your roots. For many, this might mean starting a family, making memories and growing… Read more »