Skip to content

C. Don Filer Agency Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

It’s Cyber Awareness Month – Are You Following Good Practices?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Since the pandemic, more individuals are using digital accounts for purchasing through the internet. This can leave you vulnerable & increase your risk for a cyber-attack....

Read More


How to Decide If Solar Panels Are Right for Your Home

Solar panels can provide clean electricity for your home, helping you to save money on energy costs while also doing your part to help the environment. However, not all homes are suited to solar energy. Here's what you...

Read More


Insurance Options for Your College Student

Leaving for college is an exciting time for your child. Whether your child is moving out of state, moving out of your home or even living with you at home, college is a new chapter in his or her life. Being your agent,...

Read More


How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

FEMA, Ready.gov and Listo.gov are big voices in reminding Americans that September is National Preparedness Month. Ready.gov is a great resource for teaching you how to prepare for a natural disaster. What do they...

Read More


How Independent Agents Are Different from Captive Agents

When it comes to buying insurance, you have two primary options available to you: independent agents like us, and captive agents. While both can provide insurance services, these two types of insurance agents are not...

Read More


Four Tips For Current and Future Landlords

Whether you are looking to buy an investment property or are looking change your existing home into a rental property, there are some things you should know about becoming a landlord. Most people choose to become a...

Read More


Six Great Upgrades To Your Home & Why You Should Alert Your Agent

Many homeowners upgraded their homes in the last 18 months. Whether it was bringing a furry friend into your home, updating a kitchen or bathroom or adding additions like a swimming pool, trampoline or detached...

Read More


Benefits of Using a Dash Cam

More and more people these days are choosing to add dash cams to their vehicles, and for good reason. These small cameras can be highly useful to you, especially in the event that you get a traffic ticket or are...

Read More


Tips for protecting your car when it is parked outside

If you have a garage, use it - and not just for bikes, paint and tools. Keep your car in it. Your car will look better longer, and that could mean more money for you at sale or trade in time. And some items may need...

Read More


Are You Working With a Personal Insurance Agent? Learn The Benefits.

When it comes to buying insurance, you can purchase it online yourself through a well-known insurance carrier, a captive agent or you can buy it through a local insurance agency. When you buy it online yourself, you may...

Read More


Seeking More Auto Insurance Discounts? Consider Telematics.

Many insurance carriers offer telematics for an auto insurance discount. If you are seeking out additional auto insurance discounts to lower your monthly or annual premium, talk to your insurance agent to see if your...

Read More


Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

Summer is here and people are flocking to the water - whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Read More


Do Millennials Need Renters Insurance? Learn the Benefits.

If you are a millennial, there is a good chance you rent a home, apartment or condo. According to surveys, up to 70% of millennial renters do not have renters insurance. This is an alarming statistic. Whether you are a...

Read More


Why You May Need Personal Offense Coverage

In today’s digital world, slander and libel lawsuits are more common than you may think. Comments made in haste or anger on social media can have lasting and far-reaching effects on a person’s reputation or character,...

Read More


Insurance Coverage Options For Your Vacation Home

When it comes to insuring a vacation home, the insurance landscape can look slightly different from that of primary homes. While the risks are relatively similar, you’ll find that some added perils come with vacation...

Read More


How to Eat Healthy While Taking a Road Trip

Did you purchase a RV this past year or have you found you enjoy taking road trips? With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people invested in a RV, travel trailer or simply went camping more in order to safely travel &...

Read More


How to Determine The Right Insurance Carrier For You

How do I choose the right insurance company when there are so many to choose from? With such a large selection to choose from, it can be hard to know which insurance company is right for you. Many people revert to...

Read More


Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Boat Insurance

When it comes to insuring your boat, it can be hard to know where to start. Most new boat owners start by wondering how much coverage will be provided by an existing home insurance policy. But it’s often best to...

Read More


How to Stop Distracted Driving - Tips & Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,142 lives were lost from distracted driving accidents. This increased 10% from 2018. What is considered...

Read More


Why a basic Homeowners policy isn’t always enough

Sometimes a basic homeowners policy just isn’t enough. So as your career advances and your income increases, it’s important to keep your insurance protection up to date. This helps you avoid expensive gaps in coverage...

Read More


Looking to Plan a Road Trip? We Share Tips.

During the pandemic, many individuals may not feel comfortable getting on an airplane. However, many still want to travel. Perhaps a road trip can be the answer. Road trips allow you to see what is between your home and...

Read More


How Pay Per Mile Insurance Coverage is Calcuated

The auto insurance industry landscape is changing as more companies embrace emerging technology. No longer are auto insurance rates based solely on your age, marital status, where you live, or the number of violations...

Read More


Why Did My Car Insurance Rates Go Up?

You open your auto insurance bill, and you are wondering “why did my car insurance go up?” If something about your situation has changed-you bought a new car or recently had an accident, for example-you’re probably...

Read More


Random Acts of Kindness Challenge - JOIN US

Did you know that performing random acts of kindness can profoundly affect your attitude, outlook and even your health? That’s according to the Mayo Clinic, which also says practicing kind acts can “rewire your brain”...

Read More


A Small Business Owner's Guide to Business Expenses

What do printer ink, client lunches and shipping costs all have in common? They’re business expenses-the costs incurred while operating your business. And, as long as you run a for-profit company, you can deduct many of...

Read More


What type of tire should you have for your vehicle in the winter?

Winter driving brings a whole new element of risk to the road. Driver's concentration and a car's integrity are continuously put to the test in frigid weather. Making the decision to change your tires at the right time...

Read More


Explaining Jewelry Insurance Coverage Options

Jewelry is often one of the most valuable belongings in your home and, for this reason, it’s something you may want to consider insuring. Most pieces of jewelry can be fragile, easily lost, and they are among the first...

Read More


Seven Ways to Be More Organized in 2021

It’s the New Year and like many people this time of year, resolutions are being made. If you are looking to be tidier or organized in 2021, we have some tips for you! Create your checklist First off, what areas of your...

Read More


4 Ways to Lower Your Risk for an Insurance Claim in the Winter

Avoiding Frozen Pipes When the temperatures drop in the winter, there is a possibility that your water pipes could freeze. Since water expands when it freezes, there is a chance that a pipe could burst, which could...

Read More


Porch Safety: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity - particularly this...

Read More