The West Mims Fire has burned more than 10,000 acres in and near the Okefenokee Swamp since lightning started it on April 6, the incident management team said in an update before noon Saturday.
San Diego County brush fire grows; 20 homes destroyed
September 24, 2012 | 7:43 am The brush fire in eastern San Diego County has burned 2,000 acres, destroyed 20 homes and damaged 10 others, Cal Fire reported Monday morning The so-called Shockey fire broke out Sunday in an area east of Campo near the U.S.-Mexico border. Evacuations have been ordered as the blaze is being fought by hundreds of firefighters, 57 engines and air tankers and water-dropping helicopters. There were no immediate reports of injury, and the cause of the fire was…
Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
Posted: October 23, 2014 | Word Count: 1 You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll choose. But if you’re like the majority of other Americans approaching – or in – retirement, you’ve likely overlooked a critical aspect of…
Why is it essential to be a leader if you want to grow?
As leaders in the industry and the steward of the 2nd largest expense for clients (benefits), your role is to be the strategic adviser to clients. In the absence of clarity, paralysis often sets in and without forward progress businesses dont last long.
10 Ways to Grow Your Facebook Page Following
How can you quickly encourage people to become followers of your Facebook page? This is the most common question I get from clients. The truth is it takes time to build a new fan base from scratch. From the day you set up a Facebook page, it does require an ongoing commitment to brand, monitor, and network with people who find interest in your product. Besides quality service, it's important to build close-knit relationships with visitors. How do you get people to like…
Reinventing Retail: What Investment Is Required?
President, MonarchFx I read an interesting quote recently, “The truth is you cannot reinvent a retailer on the cheap,” Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail. It led me to think more about what is really required by all types of retailers to compete in the changing world of The New Retail, which started in China and is now impacting all retail in North America There is little need here to cite the latest data on store closings, bankruptcies, or downward trends in sales per store.…
Learn Why HSA Enrollment Is On the Rise
Start using HSAs as a resourceful sales strategy According to a recent study from America's Health Insurance Plansï¿½ (AHIP), Health Savings Account (HSA) / high deductible health plan (HDHP) enrollment increased 18 percent since last year and now more than 13 million lives are enrolled in these plans. If you are not already integrating HSAs into your individual and group sales strategies, Flexible Benefit Service Corporation…
Nielsen and AT&T Partner for Set-Top-Box Data
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nielsen announced a multi-year agreement with AT&T to include anonymized set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DIRECTV and U-Verse services into Nielsen’s local and national TV currency ratings services. Further enhancing the Nielsen Total Audience strategy, the data from the AT&T set-top boxes, integrated with Nielsen’s gold standard panels, will offer high-quality measurement that leads…
6 Health Tips That Can Also Grow Your Wealth
Learn how different aspects of your health affects your wealth. SelectQuote offers 6 health tips that can also grow your wealth. Improve your health today!
Do the Hustle: What You Should Know about the Rise of the Gig Worker
by Erie Insurance on May 15, 2017 There’s an exciting career revolution taking place – say hello to the “gig economy” (AKA, the side hustle), a booming new job market characterized by workers who call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their own destinies According to the Chicago Tribune reports, “There's no hard data yet on the size of this labor force. Some say it represents less than 10 percent of the domestic workforce but is growing rapidly, while other…
Inside Intel: Another top 2021 prospect set to attend U-M BBQ
TMI has the latest on one of the Wolverines’ 2021 targets
Doctors show how vaping damages lungs, as the number of illnesses continues to rise
The CDC now reports more than 1,600 cases of vaping-related lung injuries nationwide.
A Smart Investment
You don’t need to own your home to benefit from insurance. Frequently Asked Rental Insurance Questions Can I afford rental insurance? The average rental insurance policy in the U.S. is only $190. This breaks down to a little more than … Continue reading →
Tips For Growing Tomatoes
Growing Wisdom garden videos will help you with all your gardening needs. Come back every week for our latest tips on what to do in your yard.
What Explains the Recent Rise in Rural Child Poverty?
During the 1950s and 1960s, the adage “a rising tide lifts all boats” broadly applied to the U.S. economy. As average income grew, the share of the population living in poverty fell rapidly. In the 1970s and 1980s, however, this relationship changed: average income continued to rise, but poverty increased. This means that incomes actually fell for many families in the lower portion of the income…
What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?
One question that continues to puzzle the science, health and medical fields has just become a little more clearer.
How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home
You hear about it on TV, the news, and maybe even your neighbors. Mold is a problem that no one wants to have. Once it infests a home, it is very expensive to clean up. To make matters worse, many home insurance companies are denying mold claims. Health costs can also be a problem. Mold causes strong allergic reactions in man y people. If the mold level is high enough in the home, or if those exposed have vulnerable immune systems (e.g. children…
Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden
Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some fresh-from-the-earth taste at your dinner table.
How to Grow your Own Garlic (it's easy!)
Backyard chicken keeping & herb gardening blog by top-selling author Lisa Steele. Raise healthy flocks naturally. Also coop to kitchen™ recipes.
Allied World's Q1 Investment Income Rises 20%; Combined Ratio Worsens to 96%
First, the good news about Allied World's 2016 first quarter: investment income grew by nearly 20 percent. Many other things for Allied World Assurance Com