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Social engineering fraud comes in many forms. As tax season approaches, W-2 fraud becomes a favorite of many criminals. The common scam is to steal the identity of an individual, file a false tax return in their name and have the tax refund rerouted to the thief. After many years of stealing individuals’ identities through…

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According to Zillow Research, more new home listings come on the market in spring than any other time of year. Buyers are most active after winter, and sellers benefit because real estate typically spends less time on the market and sells for the highest price. On average, real estate listed for sale in the spring…

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Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in a thousand different directions; especially at year end? As insurance professionals, it’s easy to feel like nothing is in balance because we are so busy. When you stop and think about all of the commitments and activities that take up your time, do you question whether…

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According to TimetoOrganize.com, the Professional Organizing industry is growing quickly due to increased demand in recent years from consumers. According to organization guru Sara Pedersen, “People have too much stuff, not enough space or time, and lack basic organizing skills. They desperately need professional organizers. And thanks to television shows like “Hoarders,” the topic of…

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Keeping up with the latest fads in fitness can be exhausting, leaving little energy left to actually work out. But 2019 is almost here, so it’s important to catch up on the trends and maximize the opportunity in the fitness sector. Group fitness studios have been on the rise over the past few years, as…

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According to a Pew Research Center study, 74 percent of adults are considered lifelong learners. This is because 74 percent of adults have participated in an activity to further their personal or professional knowledge. On the professional side, 63 percent of adults have participated in professional learning such as continuing education credits, which are required…

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Liquor liability losses are significantly different from typical general liability losses. General liability losses often involve slip and falls or food poisoning, which result in low payouts and relatively high frequency. Liquor liability losses are the reverse. Significant injuries and even death can result from the auto accidents allegedly caused by over service of alcohol….

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