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Insurance Inflation
Finances
John LoPriore

How Does Inflation Affect Insurance Rates?

How does inflation affect insurance rates? Inflation impacts everyone, at every level of the economic landscape. It influences the costs of food, products, resources, and

2024 New Years Resolutions
Events
John LoPriore

Top New Years Resolutions for 2024

More than 74 percent of all Americans who set New Years Resolutions feel they will accomplish their goals next year. It’s natural to feel there is

Winter Pet Safety
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Keep Your Furry Friend Safe in Cold Weather

Keeping Your Pet Safe During a Massachusetts Winter As the crisp autumn air gives way to the biting cold of winter in Massachusetts, a wonderland

Top 10 Safety Tips for the Holidays
Events
John LoPriore

Top 10 Safety Tips for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season. Still, the most wonderful time of the year is

Decoding the Financial Journey to Homeownership
Finances
John LoPriore

How Much Income Do I Need To Buy A House

Decoding the Financial Journey to Homeownership in Massachusetts The journey to homeownership is both an exciting and intricate process, particularly when it comes to understanding

Car Insurance Guide for New Car Buyers
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Car Insurance Guide for New Car Buyers

Welcome to our Car Insurance Guide for New Car Buyers in Massachusetts! Buying a new car is exciting, but it’s crucial to know about insurance,

Boston's Top Slang Words
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Boston Top Slang Words

The Boston accent has drawn attention from befuddled tourists, enamored fans, and the media. But what about slang words in Boston? Every region produced its

Compare Insurance Rates
Personal Insurance
John LoPriore

Top Reasons To Compare Insurance Rates 2023?

Top Reasons Why You Should Compare Insurance Rates Life Changes, and So Should Your Insurance! Let’s talk about that insurance policy you’ve had since…well, you

homeowners insurance binder
Insurance
John LoPriore

Insurance Binder Basic Guide

During the process of buying a new home, you’ve likely been introduced to a variety of new confusing terms and documents. When it’s time to

Top Tips for Test Driving a Car
Guides
John LoPriore

Test Driving a Car Basic Guide

Test Driving Your Car Buying a car is an exciting endeavor that can bring many rewards. Whether you’re purchasing a new or used vehicle, you’ll

Insurance Bond
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Insurance Bond 101: Your Ultimate Guide

Understanding an insurance bond doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. Read on to learn more about bond insurance and get all your

Car Inspection Sticker Laws In Massachusetts - Blog Featured Image
Legal
John LoPriore

Car Inspection Sticker Laws In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, car inspection stickers are crucial in ensuring that vehicles are safe to drive on the road. These stickers are issued following a thorough

A man who would have benefited from workers compensation insurance filling out a workers comp application
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Guide to Workers Compensation Insurance

Understanding the world of insurance, especially Workers Compensation Insurance can be a daunting task due to its comprehensive and detailed nature. This essential safety net,

Umbrella Insurance - Personal Underlying Insurance
Guides
John LoPriore

Car Cleaning Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

Did you know that 93 percent of American households had access to at least one automobile in 2019? As this statistic attests, owning a car remains a source

2023 MA Plate Lottery
Events
John LoPriore

Massachusetts Low Plate Lottery 2023

Annual Massachusetts Plate Lottery 2023 Has Begun! The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) recently announced that applications for the 2023 Low Number Plate Lottery

A Complete Guide on When and Why You Should Switch Insurance Agents
Insurance
John LoPriore

Why You Should Switch Insurance Agents

Think it may be time for a new insurance agent? Maybe you’re not sure, and you’re browsing around looking for ideas and suggestions, or you’ve

Boat Buyers Guide
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

The Ultimate Boat Buyers Guide 2023

Is one of the items on your lifelong bucket list to own your boat? Do you dream of being out on the open water, cruising

Outdoor Living 2023
Guides
John LoPriore

Outdoor Living Trends for 2023

Outdoor living is more than a passing trend. It’s a way to utilize unused areas of your property and increase your living space. Staying at

Title Insurance
Insurance
John LoPriore

What Is Title Insurance?

A title is one of the most important documents you’ll receive during your home purchase. However, if it’s not a clear title, you could end

Rental Agreement vs Lease Agreement
Guides
John LoPriore

Security Deposit Guide

If you’re planning to rent a home or apartment, there are some significant costs that you have to be prepared to pay upfront. Some of

Modern apartment buildings
Condo Master Insurance
John LoPriore

Guide to Condo Master Insurance

Understanding the details of a condo master insurance policy is important for both building and unit owners. Since many areas within a condominium complex are

Apartment Lease vs Tenant at Will
Real Estate
John LoPriore

Apartment Lease vs Tenant at Will: Basic Guide

If you rent your home or place of business, you have certain rights and responsibilities outlined in your rental agreement. However, leasehold agreements vary; some

Best Time of Year To Sell A Home
Guides
John LoPriore

The Best Time of Year to Sell Your Home

Want to sell your home? The timing can significantly influence not just how quickly your house sells but also the selling price. Understanding when to

Builder's Risk Insurance
Insurance
John LoPriore

Builders Risk Insurance a Basic Guide

Want to learn more about builders risk insurance and why you need it? Read this guide for more information. Builder’s risk insurance is designed to

Outdoor Living Space
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

How to Maximize Outdoor Living Space

Did you know that the average yard size is between 15,000 and 25,000 square feet in the US? Looking for the perfect outdoor living space but

Top Places to Visit in Boston - Fenway Park
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Top Places to Visit in Boston

You’re finally making your Boston — or Beantown — vacation dream a reality. But there’s more than just baked beans in Beantown. Research shows that

Gap Insurance for Cars
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

What Is Gap Insurance?

You may have heard that a new car depreciates as soon as you drive it off the lot. Technically, the value of every purchase decreases

Red Flags That Could Trigger a Tax Audit
Finances
John LoPriore

Red Flags That Could Trigger a Tax Audit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) carries a strict reputation as the nation’s accumulator of taxpayer dollars and the chief enforcer of the United States’ tax

Spring Maintenance 2023
Maintenance
John LoPriore

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Essential Spring Home Maintenance Guide for a Safe and Efficient Home As the remnants of winter melt away in Massachusetts, where winters have subtly

What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One
Legal
John LoPriore

Why You Need A Will

Are you one of the 62% of Americans who hasn’t created a will for themselves and their heirs? When asked, Why you need a will, many

Ice dams and snow on roof and gutters of a residential property.
Claims
John LoPriore

Understanding and Preventing Ice Dams

Winter scenes with sparkling white snow and glistening icicles are beautiful to behold. However, the effects of winter weather can cause significant damage to your

A concept of homeowners insurance - Man covering a miniature house model with his hands.
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

The Basics of Homeowners Insurance

Your home is a shelter for your family and your biggest asset. You take many steps to ensure your home stays in top shape and

Saving planning for Travel budget
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Top Ways to Save Money While Traveling

You’re one day closer to temporarily saying goodbye to your 9-to-5 and saying hello to sandy beaches and pina coladas, and you couldn’t be happier.

Top 20 New Car Buying Mistakes
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Car Shopping Top 35 Buying Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to purchasing a car, the process can be both exciting and daunting. As an insurance agency committed to helping our clients make

Miniature car model surrounded by dollar bills and coins - paying for auto insurance.
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Why Has My Auto Insurance Gone Up

Most states require all drivers to carry some form of auto insurance. As a result, drivers are aware of the issues that can make insurance premiums

Home insurance form on a table with dollar bills and a calculator - a concept of home insurance rate.
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Why Did My Home Insurance Rate Increase?

Maintaining adequate home insurance is an important part of home ownership. This means assessing any changes and discussing them with your insurance agent before your annual renewal.

Man calculating his car loan balance - car keys and coins on a table - upside-down car loan concept.
Finances
John LoPriore

Upside Down Car Loan Guide

Most people have heard about how quickly new cars depreciate, but many don’t know the potential consequences of an upside down car loan. When you’re

Man using a brush to clean a home's chimney - tips to cleaning a chimney.
Maintenance
John LoPriore

Chimney Cleaning Guide

A fireplace or wood stove is a nice way to keep your home cozy in the winter and save on heating oil or electric costs.

Certificate of Insurance
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Certificate of Insurance – Basic Guide

A certificate of insurance (COI) is a way for your business to provide quick access to the terms of your insurance policy. Providing your clients

Woman removing snow and ice buildup from her car - winterizing a car.
Maintenance
John LoPriore

Winterizing a Car Tips

When winter arrives, most people prepare their homes and change their wardrobes. Yet, how to winterizing a car is one winter chore that is often

9 Tips on How to Lower Car Insurance Premiums
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Auto Insurance Quote Basics

Did you know the average Massachusetts driver will pay almost $1,100 a year in car insurance premiums? If you’re on the hunt for car insurance, this

Auto Insurance Annual Check-Up
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Massachusetts Auto Insurance Annual Check-Up

Auto Insurance Annual Check-Up for Complete Coverage Your driving requirements change from one year to the next, and your insurance coverage needs to keep up.

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
Maintenance
John LoPriore

Ultimate Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

As the winter months approach, it’s important that we understand the dangers of it. Whether we love or hate the pretty snow, 62% of homeowners who suffered

Home Generator
Guides
John LoPriore

Home Generators Buying Guide

Your electricity has jumped off. You fear you may lose your food in the power outage. And you regret never purchasing a powerful generator. Research

Managing Your Personal Finances During a Recession
Finances
John LoPriore

Manage Your Personal Finances During a Recession

As prices for gas, groceries and other necessities consistently rise, talk of a looming recession has been making headlines. While no one can effectively declare

a couple trying to pay off debt
Finances
John LoPriore

Paying Off Debt Guide

If you feel like you’re drowning in debt, you’re not alone. Americans carry an average debt balance of $92,727. These debts come from a variety of

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Remote Workers
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Remote Workers

Currently, Remote workers make up a significant percentage of today’s workforce. If you are currently working from home for a Company and had to adapt

Home Insurance Annual Check-Up
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Home Insurance Annual Check-Up

Massachusetts Home Insurance Annual Check-Up Insurance coverage should never be considered a “set it and forget it” purchase. Insurance companies offer a variety of policies

Condo Homeowners Insurance
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

A Complete Guide to Condo Unit Owners Insurance

Today, living in condominium buildings has become a common lifestyle choice for many due to its convenience and unique living arrangements. You may have noticed

Condo Conversions and Insurance Guide
Condo Master Insurance
John LoPriore

3 Things You Should Know About a Condo Conversion

If you are thinking about changing your residential property into a condominium this guide can help you get a better understanding of what condo conversions

Homeowners Insurance Guide For Beginners
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Homeowners Insurance Guide

Welcome to the comprehensive homeowners insurance guide, a vital shield for your home, possessions, and personal liability. With over 30 years of experience in the

Electric Car
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Should I Buy an Electric Car or Hybrid Car?

Electric vehicles (EVs) only currently make up about 7% of cars owned in the US. However, this shows signs of growing exponentially in the near

home-insurance-concept
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Home Insurance Shopping Top 10 Reasons

One of the first questions people ask about home insurance is, “Do I have to have it?”. In many cases, the answer is no, but

homeowner-working-on-laptop-insurance-concept
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

How Is Homeowners Insurance Calculated?

Homeowners insurance reimburses you for damage to your home and possessions. It also provides liability coverage to protect you if guests are injured on your

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Real Estate
John LoPriore

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be an exciting time filled with possibilities. Whether you’re moving to a larger home or to a new location, you’re facing

Auto Insurance - A woman smiling near the ocean on her road trip.
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

How to Plan for a Road Trip 2022

Life is a journey, not a destination. A road trip embraces this idea for the opportunity to embark on an adventure that could literally take

Starting a Small Business A Step-by-Step Guide for 2021
Guides
John LoPriore

Guide to Starting a Small Business

If you’ve decided 2022 is the time to start up your small business, you aren’t alone. There’s a wealth of individuals out there with the

Landlord Insurance Vs Homeowners Insurance
Landlord
John LoPriore

Landlord Insurance Vs Homeowners Insurance

67.4% of Americans own a home. Not only that, but a good chunk of homeowners rent their home out to tenants. If you’re thinking about renting

Insure My Business
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Guide to Insuring Your Business

Everything You Need To Know About Insuring Your Business Learn more about insuring your business with this article, setting up a business is no easy

Remodeling Your Home vs Buying a New Home
Real Estate
John LoPriore

Remodeling Your Home vs Buying a New Home

Does the current housing market climate have you rethinking buying a new house? The latest housing trends show that real estate is still a hot

Car Dealership Add-ons: Are They Worth It? (Part 1)
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Car Dealership Add-ons: Are They Worth It?

A new car is likely one of the most valuable items you’ll purchase in your lifetime. Purchasing a brand-new car is exhilarating, but it’s also

Oil Tank
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

Are Oil Tanks Covered by Home Insurance?

About a quarter of Massachusetts homeowners heat their homes with oil. The tanks that supply oil to heaters, furnaces, and heat pumps are built to last decades

Personal Cyber Insurance
Insurance
John LoPriore

Personal Cyber Insurance – Why You Need It!

Cybercriminals have several different entry points in your home that they can use to destroy your finances and personal life. They can enter through your

cable TV cutting cord
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Cable TV Cutting the Cord Guide

The average household pays $116 on average per month for both cable and internet. Many of these packages come with cable channels that nobody in these houses

Insuring Jewlery - Jewlery Insurance - Home Insurance Rider
Insurance
John LoPriore

How to Guide to Insuring Jewelry

Did you know that jewelry, from engagement rings to necklaces, is by far the most inherited item in families? These special pieces are passed down from generation

Should I Appeal My Traffic Ticket?
Legal
John LoPriore

Should I Appeal My Traffic Ticket?

The cost of a traffic ticket goes far beyond the price listed on a piece of paper. For instance, a speeding ticket is considered a

Cost of Owning a Dog
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

The True Cost of Owning a Dog

Are you getting ready to bring home a new furry family member? Getting a dog is exciting, but dog ownership is a huge responsibility. Are you

Couple Getting Keys From Realtor Of Their New Home
Home Insurance
John LoPriore

7 Common Mistakes When Buying Condo Insurance

Purchasing a condominium is an exciting time. You know you’ve made a great decision, and you want to protect your purchase. Of course, seeking condo

Are Solar Panels Worth It
Guides
John LoPriore

Are Solar Panels Worth It? A Complete Guide

In the United States, solar energy is expanding steadily. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, there are now enough solar panels to power 18

Child Proofing - Baby proofing
Guides
John LoPriore

Parent’s Guide to Childproofing Your Home

Last year, there were approximately 3.6 million babies born in the United States. Imagine all those future parents dreaming of meeting their new bundle of joy. They’re

Shopping the Car Insurance Policy That's Right for You
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Car Insurance Policy Shopping Checklist

If you’ve ever been involved in a fender bender or a car accident, you already know how important car insurance is when the time comes

Car Rental Insurance
Claims
John LoPriore

What to Do After a Rental Car Accident

The car rental industry in the US made around $45 billion in 2019. That equates to a large number of rental cars on our roads every day.

Should I File a Home Insurance Claim or Not?
Claims
John LoPriore

Should I File a Home Insurance Claim or Not?

In 2017, only 6% of insured homeowners filed a home insurance claim. You may be wondering, “Why are we all paying these monthly premiums if no one’s cashing

Student Loans - How to Guide
Finances
John LoPriore

How to Guide For Student Loans

In 2019, 19.6 million students were enrolled in a college program. That feeling of getting a college acceptance letter or email from your dream school is unbeatable.

Travel Insurance
Lifestyle
John LoPriore

Complete Guide to Travel Insurance

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you can make the best plans in the world, and they can still get turned

Reduce Your Energy Bill
Finances
John LoPriore

How to Reduce Your Energy Bill

Energy costs have been on the rise for several years now. In fact, most people just assume that from gasoline to oil to electricity, the

Searching for Car insurance online
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Top 10 Car Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

If you drive a vehicle in Massachusetts, you’re required to have a car insurance policy. The coverage you choose will likely depend on many factors.

Rental Coverage - Auto Insurance
Auto Insurance
John LoPriore

Should I Buy Extra Rental Car Insurance?

Is Buying Rental Car Insurance Worth the Cost and Hassle? You’re a responsible traveler. You booked your room weeks in advance, your schedule is set

Car Maintenance Checklist 101
Maintenance
John LoPriore

Car Maintenance Checklist 101

88% of Americans own a vehicle, such as a car, van, or motorbike. These play a valuable role in transporting people around the country to home,

Top 17 Road Dangers to Be Aware of in 2021
Guides
John LoPriore

Top 17 Road Dangers to Be Aware of in 2021

As a driver, sometimes you hop in behind the wheel and go into auto-pilot, especially as an experienced driver. Yet, road dangers lurk in a

Small Business Insurance
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Small Business Insurance 101

As a small business owner, your top priority is most likely minimizing your costs while maximizing your profits and growth. Now that you have established

Should I Buy or Rent
Finances
John LoPriore

Should I Buy or Rent? Houses Vs Apartments

Should I Buy or Rent is a common question people ask themselves, this article will provide the answers to the age-old question of houses vs

Cyber Security Checklist for Your Small Business 2021
Business Insurance
John LoPriore

Cyber Security Checklist for Your Small Business 2021

Cyber security experts estimate that roughly 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses alone. By 2023, cyber security criminals will also hijack more than 30 billion confidential

Reducing Your Car Insurance
Auto Insurance