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13 Ways To Stay Warm in Extreme Cold

We are experiencing the coldest weather we have faced in over 20 years Sunday night through Tuesday night, wind chill temperatures of -40 degrees. Read on for tips to protect yourselves, your plumbing, and your heat. 1. Bring animals inside.  2. Set your thermostat a few degrees higher to build up some warmth BEFORE the extreme temperature arrives. You can expect your furnace to run constantly...

Work + Life = BALANCE

Balance is possible, my people. It just is. And it’s mostly in your head and your heart. Last night I spoke to a group of lovely, attentive people who gave me so much love while I stood at the front of the room and talked. It was exhilarating. I don’t want the conversation to be over! So I am sharing the presentation HERE And spreading the love I practice every day by connecting you...

Shine Q&A: Homes with Woodstoves

Hey Jeremy, This is more of a question out of curiosity, not something I have planned for our house. How does having a wood fireplace or iron wood stove affect an insurance policy?    Good Question! While some companies won’t write insurance on homes with wood stoves, most just add a surcharge to your annual homeowner’s premium.  West Bend, for example, has a $50/yr surcharge but...

Why Shine? House to Home Radio Show

The good people at Monroe County Building Association asked us to share what insurance means to us.  Take a few minutes and listen to McKenzie and Jeremy share why working with Shine Insurance makes so much sense. Part One: http://www.mcbaindiana.org/h2h/podcasts-2013/08-04-Shine-Ins/seg1.mp3 Part Two: http://www.mcbaindiana.org/h2h/podcasts-2013/08-04-Shine-Ins/seg2.mp3   Let us know what...

Smooth Homeowners Insurance Transitions

Mary Sue owns a home.  When she bought it she got a great loan from Easy Mortgage.  She doesn’t pay much attention to it, but she knows she has homeowner’s insurance through Expensive Insurance Company.  She also knows that somehow her insurance policy gets taken care of through her mortgage payment. One day, she walks past the huge sunflowers outside of Shine Insurance and thinks to...

Homeowner’s Advice – All Wet

Enjoying a great book nestled under a blanket during a rainstorm is one of life’s great gifts.   But what happens when a water droplet splashes onto the page or you feel the squish of water through the bottom of your bunny slippers.  The fact is, water has invaded your home.  Whether your Homeowner’s policy covers it has a ton to do with how you policy is set up and what caused the water...

Quick & Easy Homeowners Insurance Litmus Test

You spend good money for insurance, but is it going to protect you in the way it should?  Well we’ve got a quick and easy way for you to find out.  Pull out your Homeowners policy, print out our litmus test and take 5 minutes to give your policy a score. When you’re done post your score below! Have any questions or want to take a step up?  Give us a call and we’ll help you...

Quick & Easy Auto Insurance Policy Litmus Test

You spend good money for your auto  insurance policy, but is it going to protect you in the way it should if tragedy strikes?  Well we’ve got a quick and easy way for you to find out.  Pull out your policy, print out our litmus test and take 5 minutes to give your policy a score.   When you’re done post your score below! Have any questions or want to take a step up?  Give us...

What’s in a name?

Everything! Definition of SHINE  from our friends at Merriam-Webster Dictionary…1 : to emit rays of light2 : to be bright by reflection of light3 a : to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished <shines in mathematics> b : to perform extremely well <when will stocks really shine again?>4 : to have a bright glowing appearance <his face shone with...

Top 10 Things We Love About INDEPENDENT Insurance Agents

10. Independent Insurance Agents are entrepreneurs. We get what it takes to run a business (and a family – which is a business all on its own), weigh the risks vs. rewards, get the info you need to make an informed decision and move on to the next 10 decisions you have to make.  That means we can really help your business SHINE. 9. We are the artists of the insurance world. We get to be...
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