Alpine Castle Lake Blog
February 13, 2021
How to Choose the Right Term Life Insurance
Term life insurance is the guarantee that offers you the financial support that your family and you would need in case something serious happened to you. This istypically due to death from any cause; absolute and permanent disability as well as accidental death.
January 11, 2021
Types of home insurance coverage
In the market for purchasing a new home? Once you do you want to protect this new home right? This is where the homeowner’s insurance is your knight and shining armor for those unexpected happening, and it is usually not at the best times either.
November 17, 2020
Why the Cheapest Car Insurance Policy is Dangerous
The 21st century economy is fraught with risk,mostly from the ever-evolving litigious nature of modern society. With these mounting uncertainties, it becomes even more critical than ever for consumers to educate themselves before making final decisions as to how one spends their money each month.
October 23, 2020
Factors that Affect Your Health Insurance Premium
The cost of health insurance is of concern to all of us. What we pay for it can differ dramatically from one person to the next. So, what factors affect health insurance? Across the board, some of the factors affecting your health insurance premium include the location of your residence, your age, income..
September 21, 2020
Everything you need to know about life insurance
There is a saying that I’m sure you are all very familiar with. In life, there are only 2 things that are guaranteed, death, and taxes. Even though this phrase was first spoken by Benjamin Franklin back in 1789, it still resonates with us today in the USA. This is something we at Alpine Castle Lake Insurance embrace.
August 23, 2020
Effective Ways To Lower Your Auto Insurance
Auto insurance is expensive and contributes significantly to the overall expense of maintaining a car. There are, however, effective ways to lower your auto insurance premium. Your total outlay for auto insurance can vary depending upon where you live, how many miles you drive, the extent of your coverage, the age and make of your vehicle, and your own age and gender.
July 28, 2020
How to Get Affordable Health Insurance in Idaho Falls, ID
Health insurance can certainly be prohibitively expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to save money today on health insurance in Idaho Falls....
June 3, 2020
5 Best Traits Of The Best Insurance Agencies In Idaho Falls 2020
Purchasing insurance is a significant investment and one you will want to plan wisely. Where can you find the plan that best suits your situation? Here are some tips that you must consider before buying insurance in Idaho Falls.
March 12, 2020
Summer Driving Tips
Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions.
March 2, 2020
Daylight Saving Time is also Daylight Safety Time
In most places in the United States, March 10, is Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety.
March 1, 2020
Stay Safe on (and off) the Road This Winter With These Items for Your Car
You keep your home stocked with supplies to use in case of emergency. (Right?) What about your car? During winter, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you’re traveling — crashes, getting stuck, getting lost. And cold temperatures make those situations even more dangerous than usual.
February 19, 2020
What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance
Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an accident. And after an accident is not the time to find out you’re underinsured.
February 19, 2020
14 Fascinating Facts about February
February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but there’s no shortage of interesting facts about it. From weird holidays to astronomical oddities, this month has a bit of everything.
February 2, 2020
5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January 25, 2020
When Roadside Assistance Isn’t Enough
If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the highway with an RV issue, you know what a life saver roadside assistance can be. Whether you need a battery charged, a tire changed, or a tow you’re often back on the road in no time — and maybe with an amusing story to chuckle about later.
January 17, 2020
How to Protect Your Classic Car
The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang, the Corvette Stingray, and other iconic vehicles.
January 12, 2020
How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in a Group
Group riding is a favorite activity among many motorcycle riders. Whether you’re part of a riding club, a social event, a charity ride, or out for a leisurely cruise with friends, group riding can be a rewarding way to spend time doing what you love.
January 11, 2020
Tornados and Driving Safety
Tornadoes are the most violent storms anywhere, and about 1,200 touch ground in the United States every year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
January 7, 2020
Flood Prevention and Safety
Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies.
January 5, 2020
It’s Back-to-School Time — Is Your House Ready?
We’re not quite sure where summer went, but if you haven’t noticed, it’s already time to think about the new school year. And as you think about how to get your kids organized and ready, consider doing the same thing for something else — your home. It won’t just be good for you; in many instances, removing clutter also means removing distractions, which can help your kids focus better.
December 31, 2019
How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One
Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated. You want to choose a destination that is fun for everyone, including the kids. You want to ensure they’re safe on the trip, wherever you go. And you probably want to figure out how to make traveling with them easier, too.
December 22, 2019
What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles
Spring is here, which means you’ll likely see more motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is “see.” People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them.
December 16, 2019
7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You
“What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard to soar beyond expectations.
December 13, 2019
The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Travel
Nobody really enjoys traveling during the holidays, do they? OK, you might if you’re going on vacation, or you’re visiting family in Hawaii or something. But for everyone else, it’s a slog—whether you’re battling airport crowds the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or fighting through highway traffic on Christmas Eve, getting anywhere can be a massive hassle.
December 5, 2019
Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)
On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”
December 1, 2019
Spring Cleaning Tips
Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information.
November 21, 2019
Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars
Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked.
November 18, 2019
Insurance terms, explained
Med Pay? PIP? Dec pages? Insurance terms, explained. With all kinds of different coverages for all kinds of different needs, insurance can be very confusing. And to make it even more challenging, at times it probably seems like insurance websites and policy documents are written in a completely foreign language.
November 13, 2019
Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too
Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or worse, a fire or some other disaster—also find out too late that they didn’t have enough insurance to replace their jewelry.
November 6, 2019
Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you
Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying—they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills.
November 1, 2019
Safe Driving in Winter Weather
Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it’s anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were planning a trip of more than 50 miles during the holidays—and that was just between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1.
November 1, 2019
Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation
You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days.According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and 52% stay only at places that welcome pets.
October 29, 2019
5 Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowners Mistakes
Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.
October 27, 2019
Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data
Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now—as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time.
October 17, 2019
Kids Are Heading Back to School — Let’s Keep Them Safe
The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and … the start of football is here!But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses.
October 8, 2019
Facts and History Behind Father’s Day
It’s a bit of a tradition for many fathers to go on and on about the knowledge they’ve gained over the years, whether it’s about history, family stories, financial wisdom, or just plain random facts — like how that building over there used to be the old hardware store.
October 1, 2019
Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy
As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you rebuild your home or repair damage that results from a covered loss.
September 23, 2019
Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen
Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own – if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy.
August 15, 2019
Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating
If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water — especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course.
August 6, 2019
6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels
Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned.
June 12, 2019
Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe
For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why You Might Want to Live Like a Minimalist
Decluttering is having a moment these days. Organizing guru Marie Kondo has her own show on Netflix, people everywhere are going through their things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?” and many are even exploring the minimalist lifestyle.
Five Tips to (Finally) Get your Garage Organized
There’s perhaps no organizing task more daunting than the garage—it’s often the dumping ground for the stuff that has no other place in the house, or the things you don’t use but just can’t bring yourself to toss.
Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?
With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip for seven consecutive years now, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
7 Ways to Improve Your Finances During Financial Literacy Month
April is tax season, so a lot of people are thinking about their finances these days. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking in the short term: What’s my refund going to be—or how much do I owe? And what is that going to do to my monthly budget?