To Swerve or Not to Swerve?

When encountering an obstacle in the road, drivers only have a split second to react. In these scenarios, our instincts take over. And whether it’s an animal or a piece of debris, you’ll likely find yourself swerving to avoid it. But is swerving to avoid obstacles really the safest option? The answer may surprise you. On the surface, swerving to avoid harm to your vehicle... Read Article

How to Handle Roommate Theft (and 12 Ways to Prevent It)

College students – and many 20-somethings – often find themselves with a roommate or two. While splitting bills and having a fun friend to swap clothes with can be great, it can also be tricky if that $20 bill on top of your dresser is missing… or the tablet you usually have on your desk mysteriously disappears. (You know you left it there.) Living in close quarters... Read Article

My Car Was Broken Into. Now What?

You walk out the door, ready to start your day. Then your heart sinks as you notice broken glass surrounding your car. Unfortunately, you’re not alone. A car break-in is a scene that too many Americans encounter each year. And after those initial feelings of shock and disappointment subside, you may be left wondering what to do next. Here are some steps you should take... Read Article

Do I Need To Insure My Engagement Ring?

Your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry. It’s a reminder that you’ve found your person and you’re ready to build a life together. But on the practical side, an engagement ring is a big financial investment. Even if you’re careful, life has a way of serving up surprises. Your ring could slide down the kitchen sink while washing dishes… get swept... Read Article

What is an Insurance Adjuster?

Most of us know what an insurance company is. But just what is an insurance adjuster? Sometimes it’s not clear who adjusters are and how they’re trained for the job. (After all, how many colleges offer “insurance adjusting” as a major?) To get some answers, we went behind the scenes with Chad Smith, a property claims specialist at Erie Insurance who handles large losses. Read on to... Read Article