Monthly Archives: May 2016


Summer Travels Are Coming! Are YOU Covered For International Travel Medical Expenses?

Don't Let Illness Or Injury Add To The Cost Of Your Trip! With the school season ending in much of the country, many people will travel internationally for their summer vacations. But did you know that if you require medical services in another country, your passport can be confiscated until full payment is received for [...]

Who wants to be a millionaire?

There are reportedly approximately 3.5 million households out of 100 million households in the United States with a net worth of over $1 Million.  To be a millionaire means having a net worth of over $1,000,000 and to become a millionaire is a milestone of financial success, if not an outright objective.  (We will save [...]

What Every Real Estate Agent Needs To Know About Closings (if they want to close….)

Closing Timeline: What YOU Need To Know You work hard to get clients. Then you work hard find them their dream home. You strive to be an informed and exceptional Real Estate professional and to offer your clients the best service possible. But with all the moving parts of a closing, it’s easy for things [...]

1 SIMPLE Thing to Help your Family

The fact is, we are all going to die.  It’s a harsh fact, yet it’s the truth.  Today, we are here and we have an opportunity to choose how we want to leave our affairs to the people who love us and will take over.  We can leave our affairs unorganized, chaotic, and difficult to [...]

What Small Business Owners Need To Know About Worker’s Compensation

Whether you are a small business owner,a REALTOR or property manager looking for a contractor to work on your client's home, or a home owner wondering if you should ask for proof of insurance before you start that next project on your home, here is "Worker's Compensation 101". Workers' compensation insurance is a type of [...]

We Don’t Take Shortcuts…But We Will Give You A Homeowner’s Cheat Sheet ;-)

We don't take shortcuts on protecting your home. However, YOU shouldn't have to be a licensed agent in order to understand what your policy covers! So...we created a cheat sheet for you. Make sure you've got this on YOUR home! Have questions? Give us a call at 757-452-4563! We're happy to help :-)   Homeowners [...]

Hurricane Prep…BEFORE The Storm Hits

We're fast approaching hurricane season! Check out these tips for hurricane preparation, tips on how to file claims after the storm, and how to set an evacuation route for your family!   1- ) Hurricane Preparation: Before The Storm Hits: Have a home inventory completed and saved in a safe place. This may contain pictures, [...]

4 Major Mistakes People Make When Buying Homeowner’s Insurance

4 Major Mistakes People Make When Buying Homeowners Insurance (Before they found The Braun Agency ;-) Paying “Junk Fees” on their policy: Insurance agencies are paid by the insurance companies that they represent.  However, some agencies add “junk fees” to every policy they sell when they write it….and their clients have no idea that they [...]

Are you owed part of $1 Billion in Unclaimed life insurance?

  According to an article by NBC News, Unclaimed life insurance payouts total over $1 Billion! Nationwide Insurance is one of six companies implementing a system utilizing the Social Security database to proactively identify deceased insureds and pay out death benefits.  Not all insurance companies are as proactive but there are THREE EASY things you can [...]

And Then Came the $400 Unexpected Bill…….Now What?

"Since 2013 the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not [...]

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