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Getting Married? Answer These Insurance Questions First

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Getting Married? Answer These Insurance Questions First

Before the wedding, make sure you answer these insurance questions first.

Your wedding day is one that will be filled with excitement as you have spent your entire life looking forward to it. Before you can get married, there are a few things you have to take care of first: the invitations, the seat assignments, and picking a caterer. However, these aren’t the only things you need to handle if you are getting married, like giving your insurance agent a call. There are also several insurance-related questions about your upcoming marriage that you need to have answered before the big day. So, before the wedding, make sure you answer these insurance questions first. (more…)

Home Insurance Tips: Preparing Your Home’s Interior for Winter

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Home Insurance Tips:  Preparing Your Home’s Interior for Winter

Last week, we discussed ways to prepare the exterior of your home for winter’s impending arrival. This week, we thought it would be a solid follow-up to talk about how to prepare your home’s interior.

Last week, we discussed ways to prepare the exterior of your home for winter’s impending arrival. This week, we thought it would be a solid follow-up to talk about how to prepare your home’s interior. As with preparing the outside of your home, being proactive is key. Here are some other tips for making sure your home is ready for when winter is finally here for real. (more…)

Winter Emergency Supplies Every Driver Should Have in Their Car

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Winter Emergency Supplies

Make sure your vehicle is adequately stocked with winter emergency supplies.

Winter has some of the nastiest weather, but also some of the biggest holidays that involve traveling long distances! Keeping your car and family safe while traveling is incredibly important, so here are some of the winter emergency supplies that you should have in your car whether you’re with others or alone. (more…)

Tips for Choosing Life Insurance for the First Time

Friday, October 14th, 2016
choosing life insurance for the first time

choosing life insurance for the first time? It’s important to get started with the right plan.

Are you buying life insurance for the first time? Whether you’ve just gotten married, had a child, or started a business, you need life insurance. However, choosing life insurance for the first time can be confusing. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice. (more…)

Protect Your Vehicle Against Car Theft

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Car theft

You can prevent car theft by taking the necessary precautions with your vehicle.

Buying and maintaining a car can be an expensive process. The last thing that you want is to put time and effort into your car, just to have it be stolen. Car and motorcycle thefts are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. A typical car theft will occur in an urban area, but is also not uncommon for those of you living in suburban and rural areas. Everyone needs to make sure to be as smart as possible with your car to ensure its safety. Keep on reading if you want to learn how you can best protect yourself against car theft. (more…)

How to Stay Safe in Work Zones

Friday, May 27th, 2016
work zones

Remember to slow down and be cautious in work zones, not only for the workers safety, but for your own safety, too.

As the weather has gotten nicer, you’ve probably noticed a lot more road construction. It can be annoying when you’re slowed down on your way to work, but it’s important that you practice safe driving habits when passing work zones. Driving slowly and paying close attention to signs can mean the difference in getting through the work zone safely and accidentally rear-ending the car in front of you. Here are some tips for getting yourself through a work zone safely. (more…)

How Can I Avoid Hitting a Deer?

Friday, January 8th, 2016
How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

Keep an eye out for large deer as you’re driving.

Maryland drivers have a special thing to pay attention to that drivers in other parts of the United States do not: deer. Deer are especially hazardous to drivers, since they tend to stop in front of moving vehicles and they are large enough to do considerable damage. Most deer are active around sunrise and sunset, so if you are driving during these times you must practice extra caution. Wachter Insurance has a few tips for avoiding this expensive and traumatic accident. (more…)

Creative and Safe Ways to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Friday, January 1st, 2016
dispose christmas tree

Why dump your Christmas tree on the curb when there are so many other creative ways to dispose of your tree?

Roughly 20 to 30 million live Christmas trees are bought by Americans every year. After the holidays, it’s time to dispose of the tree. Many cities have curbside pickup schedules for disposing of Christmas trees. However, if you’d like to get creative with your Christmas tree, there are ways that you can dispose of it that will ensure that it doesn’t just end up in a pile with hundreds of other forgotten trees. (more…)

Keep Gifts Safe after Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 18th, 2015
Keep Expensive Gifts Safe

Both givers and receivers of expensive gifts have to take precautions to keep their assets safe.

By now, you may have made some big purchases to give as gifts to your loved ones this holiday season. It’s easy to get swept up in the flurry of holiday excitement. It’s important to be a responsible gift giver and receiver of big-ticket items like jewelry, electronics, cars, family heirlooms, or other valuables.  Make sure that you are safe during the holiday season and long after. (more…)

Holiday Tips from Wachter Insurance

Friday, December 11th, 2015
holiday fire safety

If your cat likes to knock things off tables, reconsider lighting candles around the holidays.

The holidays are a busy time! During this hectic season of shopping, cooking, and drinking, it’s wise to take a few precautionary steps to make sure you and your family are safe. With a little caution and planning, you’ll be sure to have a very merry holiday season!

Candle Safety

Candles are everywhere during the holiday season. They burn beautifully and make our homes feel cozy and warm during the winter. Whether it’s a menorah, a candelabra, or a single tea light, there are steps you can take to make sure that the candles are the only things burning. First and foremost, never leave a candle unattended! If your family is all going to be out of the house all day, it’s a good idea to snuff your candles, lest you come home to a burning house. If you have small children or pets, make sure that your candles are placed in areas where they can’t be reached. This is pretty easy with children and dogs, but if you have a cat that enjoys knocking things off tables, then maybe skip the candles this holiday season. (more…)