Things I Learned from a 7-Day Cleanse

January 17, 2018

Blog, Chalk Talk

I am not the type of person who would normally jump at the chance to do a cleanse.  When my gym sent out a group email inviting everyone to participate I got a little excited.  Perhaps it was the last of my Mom’s peanut brittle that pushed me over the...

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Expiration Dates – not just for insurance policies

October 25, 2017

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Insurance policies expire everyone knows that. But did you know your detectors expire too? Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors expire and if even they are in working order it is recommended you replace them when they expire.   The carbon monoxide detector has a date printed on it. I took a...

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Replace Your Batteries!

October 25, 2017

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You have heard this a million times but do you really do it? Fire safety experts recommend replacing the batteries in all your detectors (smoke and carbon) twice a year. Every month the detectors should be tested to verify they are in working order. Yes, I know that beeping is incredibly annoying. Wear some...

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North Carolina (NC) School Rules for the Road

August 29, 2017

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It’s that time of year – when traffic patterns are thrown into a tailspin, and you have to leave your house 30 minutes early so you are not late to work. Yes, school is back in session. Pop Quiz Do you know when you need to stop for a school...

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How To Take Your Home from Cookie Cutter to Custom

June 20, 2017

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If you just bought a new house or are looking to update your current home’s decor you have to check out a new video blog one of O’Connor Insurance’s clients just started called Cookie Cutter to Custom.  In the videos, Laura gives her input on how to make your home...

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Adding Your Teen to Your North Carolina Auto Policy

May 22, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Every day we get calls from clients whose son or daughter will be getting a learner’s permit or driver’s license soon asking questions about the process and the rates.  There are lots of variables so it is always a good idea to call your agent to discuss your personal situation...

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Safe Driving 101

March 20, 2017

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In recent months, our office has seen an alarming number of accidents.  It is common knowledge the best way to prevent your auto insurance from rising is not to have an accident but did you know there are a number of things you can do to prevent both causing an...

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Giving Your Valentine the Gift of Life Insurance

February 14, 2017

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Not exactly a gift in a beautiful box filled with a sugary goodie tied with a bow on it right?  While life insurance many not be what you would typically consider a gift; statistics show a third of people wish their spouse or partner had life insurance or wish they...

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Best Sites for Photo Storage Backup

February 14, 2017

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A lot of New Year’s Resolutions revolve around getting organized.  If you surf Pinterest you will see millions of ideas for getting your house, closet, car, basement, attic, kitchen, bath and just about anything else you can think of organized.  There are also countless Pins for getting your paperwork and...

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Business Lessons from 17 Years in Business

January 17, 2017

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Thank You for 17 Years! On every business anniversary, I reflect to the day O’Connor Insurance Associates officially hung the proverbial “Shingle” (or open sign).  The business was started by Terry out of our spare bedroom.  That is the norm now but back in 2000 there wasn’t a lot of...

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