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Beyond bread, milk, diapers and Duracell ... Are You REALLY Prepared?

PEOPLE FORGET... Immediately after September 11, 2001, individuals scrambled to prepare for the unexpected. We were so caught off-guard, that citizens began to squirrel away food, water, batteries and other essentials “just in case.” When Hurricane Sandy approached, residents scrambled and stocked up on frozen pizzas, milk, and flashlight batteries, only to have to toss out the spoiled and defrosted food after towns were plunged into darkness for weeks. You’ve seen it over and over. Every time a snowstorm is predicted to bury us under multiple feet of snow, the lines at Shop-Rite are out the door and a loaf of bread is nowhere to be found. We wait until we are on the edge of disaster and we “react” instead of “act.” To combat the confusion,  the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated September as: "National Prepardness Month". This specific event was created in response to the 9/11 attacks and is meant to reach out to citizens and ...

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Five Futuristic and Fantastic Insurance Apps That Will Save You Time

In the insurance industry, as well as in the Boy Scouts of America organization, the motto is  "Be Prepared". And honestly when talking about insurance, the following statements are true: The time to prepare for a possible insurance claim is long before the accident occurs. The time to get ready for impending storm is before the first flake or drop falls. The time to inventory your luxury items, jewelry and collectibles is before someone breaks into your home. But most of us are so over extended time-wise: That finding a moment to file sales receipts and appraisals, take photographs and record everything in a notebook or on computer can be daunting. That preparing  for an upcoming storm or natural disaster is done on the fly with the minutes counting down. That planning for a "possible" issue with your car, is almost impossible and handled as you are standing on the side of the highway searching for help. Step in "Modern Technology".  The insurance ...

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