The power of COMPOUNDING interest

This blog explains compounding interest and how you can put that to work for you. Terms like compounding interest are important for anyone interested in financials to understand. This article will tell you why.

Making insurance sound cool 52 weeks a year……

Now I know, if you read this blog you have said to yourself, “How is he going to do this for 52 weeks?” This week I asked myself the same question. I have two kids at home and it’s hard enough to get them to watch a full Blazers game. So, imagine the task of getting...

Non-profits: Saving the world one day at a time.

My desire to help the communities I live and work in has far exceeded the reach of my own checkbook. This led me to the non-profit arena. As an insurance professional this takes me to the questions most people ask: “What kind of insurance should my non-profit have?”...

The Cascadia Subduction Zone isn’t a beer?

The worst natural disaster in the history of North America. That is what an article from the Oregonian calls the next big earthquake that will affect about 7 million people from Portland to Seattle.[1] Concerns over a major earthquake are due to the fault line in the...

A life lesson from the Northern White Rhino…..

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the last male northern white rhino died. This left two females as the only living members of the subspecies in existence. Thankfully, this may not mean extinction for the animal as scientists indicate In Vitro Fertilization may allow the...

If you don’t know, you don’t know.

In a recent 60 Minutes interview the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, could not answer questions about how schools are doing in her home state and had, at that time, not visited underperforming schools in her home state. I am not here to discuss public policy on...

Cyber-Attacks and Cyber Liability Coverage

Cyber-attacks can put you out of business, so If you don’t have any idea what it is please read this: Many companies have been hit by hackers; Target, Home Depot, and even our last presidential election had cyber liability problems. What does that have to do with...

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

Most people do not understand how much life insurance they need. This will give you a way to look at things to help determine the face value you require. It will help make the overwhelming task of life insurance easier.

Your Insurance Rates, Why?

Originally posted 1/9/18 reposted 1/23/18 As an insurance professional, I am often asked, “Why do my insurance rates keep going up?” This is a question that depends on several factors.  Some have to do with your insurance company.  Some have to do with you.  Some have...

Does your policy cover this?

Check out this story by Mike Price of EastIdahoNews.com The link above is a story about an Idaho family that recently walked into their garage. When they got there they found what the article calls a “sinkhole”. It later goes on to state that there is a room under the...

Update to Suits for Soldiers 2017

October 9, 2017 This years Suits for Soldiers campaign is off to a fantastic start.  I will post updates as the process continues.  We will be collecting suits through November 30 for this donation period.  Please call my office at 971.303.8508 and we will arrange to...