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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or...

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A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

While fall and winter have their own pleasures, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however. Because we at...

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When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories - whether at home or away But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Each year, homes in...

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A Time to Celebrate Mothers

As the second Sunday of May nears, it's time to think of ways to celebrate mothers - although, of course, that's a worthy pursuit at any time of year! At Shoff Darby, we thought it would be fun to give you a little of...

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It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a time of new beginnings in Connecticut - and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you're anything like many of us here at Shoff Darby, some of these tasks...

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Get Ready to Safely 'Spring Forward'

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2013, for most places in the United States, so don't forget to set your clock forward one hour. We here at Shoff Darby want to remind you it's also a great time to improve...

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Be the Pinnacle of Health & Wellness This Winter

It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the winter months in Connecticut can be a challenge. When you combine chillier temps, housebound days - not to mention kids passing around...

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Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month. Here at Shoff Darby, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays certainly bring...

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Halloween Safety: Be Ready When the Little Goblins Come Out

It's a night full of treats for both kids and adults in Norwalk. But a number of factors - including lots of people walking in the dark, the threat of wet and stormy weather, strangers coming to your door - mean that...

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When the Kids Head for College, Put “Insurance 101" on Your Class List

It's an exciting time when your child heads off to college. Whether they're attending school in Connecticut or have moved all the way across the country, there were a ton of things to get done last month, but did you...

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A Home Inventory Will Help You Know What You Own

Why should I have a home inventory? - Your furniture and appliances, clothing, sports or hobby equipment, and electronic goods are all regarded as personal property. Like many people in Connecticut, you may own much...

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Be Safe on Your Motorcycle

To stay safe on Norwalk streets, you need the right skills to control your ride, and the best safety equipment for just-in-case. Shoff Darby cares about your safety - so keep these helpful tips in mind when you ride:...

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Prepare for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road

Rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Connecticut. Shoff Darby wants you and your employees to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its components...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Buying a new car is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. We can't really help you become...

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues here in Connecticut, and they're not only annoying - they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you...

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Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

Summer has ended, but there's no need to fret: Fall brings with it crisp, cool days, wonderful colors - and football season! It also brings with it a few maintenance tasks that Shoff Darby recommends to help ensure your...

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Understanding Identity Theft

Your identity belongs to you. Here are some suggestions from Shoff Darby to help you protect it. One smart and effective way to protect yourself against identity theft is to prevent it. If your identity is stolen, you'...

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Disaster Preparedness, FEMA and More

If the unthinkable happens, Shoff Darby understands that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. That information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Sites to Check Out The following...

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Saving Money on Classic Car Insurance in Connecticut

How much you pay for insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance in Connecticut. Before you buy If you're thinking...

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Estimate Your Home Value to Match Coverage Limits in Connecticut

Your home may be worth as much or more than your retirement account. As a result, it makes sense to track your home insurance as carefully as you do your 401k. Getting Started with Shoff Darby Insurance Agency If you...

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Suggestions For Dealing With a Water Emergency

It's happened. There's water everywhere - in your walls, under your carpets and soaking into your belongings. Whether caused by a burst pipe, a broken water heater or flooding, there are things you can do immediately to...

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Beware of the Minimally Insured Driver

Who’s afraid of the minimally-insured driver? Should you be? Learn more by watching this video from one of the companies we represent, Safeco Insurance:

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Would your stuff be replaced?

Does your homeowner, condo or renters insurance policy cover replacing your stuff if there were a fire in your home, or you were robbed? And if so, is it covered according to the actual cash value or replacement cost?...

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Figure Out Your Car Insurance Needs

When choosing car insurance, you want complete coverage for the best price. There's a lot to think about when choosing your car insurance. In some states, to license your car you must: Carry liability coverage for...

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Determine Your Homeowners Insurance Needs

What's the secret to selecting the right amount of insurance coverage? Simple - the more information you provide, the easier Shoff Darby can create a homeowner policy that's right for you. Connecticut Homeowners...

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