Distracted Driving the Myth

April 17, 2018

Blog, Chalk Talk

April is Distracted Driving month.  Everyday at O’Connor Insurance Associates we help clients who have been involved in car accidents.  Even when everyone is okay and there are no injuries in the accident the event is painful.  It involves getting estimates, car repairs, rental cars, and many calls to and...

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Expiration Dates – not just for insurance policies

October 25, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

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

Blog, Chalk Talk

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

Blog, Chalk Talk

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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Safe Driving 101

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

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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Thought You Knew How to Protect Your Home from Burglars? Think Again.

December 10, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Think you have heard it all when it comes to how to protect your house from burglars?  This exclusive news piece from a station in Oregon, KGW8, is nothing short of fascinating.  The KGW8 news station sent questionnaires to 86 inmates serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of...

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Answering The Million Dollar Question: How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

September 19, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk, Uncategorized

One of the hardest things to imagine is how much money your family would need if you were no longer here. People that work have an estimation based on what they earn but anyone that stays home knows while the job description is amazing the pay is in kisses and...

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5 Ways To Stay Cool in Extreme Heat

July 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

The heat index in Charlotte has been brutal for the last couple of weeks.  It is hot when we wake up and hot when we go to bed.  Not much relief in sight for cooler temps.  Makes me long for October. Do you know what the head index is?  It...

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Read This Before You Drive Your Car With a Passenger In It

July 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

This past Saturday I grabbed the mail and started to quickly shuffle through. I almost passed on opening a letter from my car manufacturer thinking it was a solicitation for the next tune up.  When I opened the letter I was surprised to learn my car was part of the...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Heat

June 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

They don’t call it the Dog Days of Summer for no reason. Summer heat is already upon us and it is only June!  While I am not a huge fan of it being 95 degrees with 65+% humidity my sweet little doggie, Lucy is really not a fan.  As soon...

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