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A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

While fall and winter in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Tigard and beyond have their own pleasures - longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this:...

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Tips for Preparing for Your Holiday Driving Trip

Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season - the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on the roadways, whether you're simply driving around in...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of Portland or Beaverton, Oregon to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure...

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How To Protect Your Belongings This Holiday Season

The holidays have officially arrived! And for many of us in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and Washington that means shopping, gifting, decorating, partying, and traveling. And a whole lot of it! Fox...

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Real or Fake? The Christmas Tree Conundrum

The kind of tree that adorns a person's home in Portland, Beaverton, and the rest of Oregon and Washington during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford. When it comes to Christmas...

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Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month or two. Here at Fox Insurance Agency, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays...

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Add Some Strategy to Your ‘Black Friday’ Shopping

If there's anything more satisfying than melting into the couch following a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixings, it has to be shopping for the best deals of the season the day after in...

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So How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

So, how much life insurance do you need? Well, the answer isn't really how much life insurance you need... it's how much investment capital your family will need at the time of your death. Their need for capital - on a...

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Before the Wind Blows, Secure Your Trees and Shrubs

The seasons are changing, and the colors of autumn abound. Regrettably, fall's stunning display is often accompanied by some unwelcome weather hazards in Oregon and Washington - namely, wind - that can cause...

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Make Football Season Not Just Fun, But Also Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season in Oregon! Football season in Portland and Beaverton...

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Halloween Safety: Be Ready When the Little Goblins Come Out in Portland

It's a night full of treats for both kids and adults in Portland and Beaverton. But a number of factors - including lots of people walking in the dark, the threat of wet and stormy weather, strangers coming to your door...

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Protect Your Boat With Insurance and Winterization

Now that summer's over and the weather is cooling down, it's time to think about pulling your boat out and putting it away until next year. But before you do, it's also time to make sure your boat is ready for the...

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A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Fall is a wonderful time to be outside on your bike, thanks to the crisp, cool weather and changing colors of the landscape. Staying safe on the road in autumn requires some special precautions, however. Because we at...

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Winterize Your Home and Property

Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences on your home. The time to winterize is when the leaves begin to turn and not when the snow begins to fall. Homeowners should take the following precautions: Maintain...

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Prepare Your Home For Cooler Days Ahead

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep...

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When the Kids Head for College, Put ‘Insurance 101? on Your Class List

It's an exciting time when your child is heading off to 'college'. Whether they're headed to school here in Oregon or all the way across the country, there are a ton of things to get done - and a ton of things to pack!...

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Tips to help prevent identity theft while shopping

Identity fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country today, impacting several million people per year. According to a 2010 Identity Fraud Survey report*, about 11 million people were victims of identity...

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Identity Fraud Prevention

The contents inside your purse or wallet provide endless personal information. When everyday essentials are stolen or go missing, identity fraud can often follow. There are a number of ways you can protect yourself...

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Ways to help prevent home theft

Burglars will not find your home an "easy mark" if they are forced to work in the light, if they have to take a lot of time breaking in, or if they cannot break in without making a lot of noise. Research shows that if...

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Help Prevent Auto Theft

Thousands of unsuspecting motorists are carjacked every year. Here are some tips to help prevent your vehicle from being car jacked or stolen. To minimize the danger of being carjacked: Think of saving your life first....

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Grilling Safety

Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. But barbecuing can be dangerous, even deadly, if you are not careful. The following tips can make your grilling experience safer: When ready to barbecue,...

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Preparing for a summer road trip

The summer months are quickly approaching, which means many families will be embarking on vacation getaways. Summer travel and readying the car for trips can be the most stressful part of the vacation. Below are some...

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Vacation Checklist

- A vacation is your time to relax and enjoy life. - Vacation is for fun and relaxation. Help save yourself some worry about what could be happening at home by protecting it from theft - which increases during the...

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Backyard summer safety tips

More and more, people are vacationing in their own backyards. If you have turned yours into a "staycation" hot spot, consider these summer safety tips to help keep your oasis fun and free of danger. The Pool The pool...

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Be Prepared with a Car Emergency Kit

Having a car emergency kit in your car is sort of like having good insurance. You hope you'll never need it-but boy are you glad it's there on road trips if you have an accident or need to help others. If you become...

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Traveling With Your Best (Four-Legged) Friend

Whether you're headed out on the road for a weekend drive or a longer vacation, there are some car trips we simply wouldn't think of making without including the four-legged member of the family. Just as you make plans...

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Protecting Your Home When You Travel

Stopping mail delivery, putting a few lights on a timer, and leaving a key with a good neighbor are still wise home protection ideas before leaving on vacation. And while it's important to protect yourself with these...

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Tips to Make the Most of a Classic Car Show

As the weather warms, you're likely to start seeing announcements for classic car shows in Oregon. These automotive events are a great way to kick start your weekend or vacation. Classic car shows are held all across...

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Make Your Vacation a Great One Oregon, Washington

Whether you're planning a trip to a local attraction in Oregon or Washington this summer, or headed all the way across the country, you want your vacation to be relaxing. It's a getaway from work, not to mention your...

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Time to Honor Dear Old Dad This Father’s Day

With summer drawing near and the weather warming up, Oregon and Washington neighborhoods come alive with the sights and sounds of the season: Lawnmowers, power tools and backyard barbecues, to name a few. For many...

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Protect Your College Grad With the Right Insurance

College graduation is an exciting time in Oregon and elsewhere for students and their parents alike. And, while it's easy to be immersed in graduation parties and focused on first-job jitters, it's a time of major...

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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance in Oregon

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At Fox Insurance Agency, we want you to be...

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Have a Great (and Safe) Memorial Day!

Ah, Memorial Day - the long weekend that serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer - is almost here. It's a time for road trips, barbecues and all kinds of outdoor activities in and around Oregon and Washington. Of...

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Top Tips for Boat Trailer Safety

There are many reasons to love the sport of boating - it can be relaxing, exciting, entertaining and even rejuvenating. But hauling a boat on a trailer and launching it at a busy Oregon launch ramp can have its...

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Finding the Perfect Boat Slip in Oregon

If you're an avid boating enthusiast and you've tired of the typically exhausting practice of hauling your boat to and from your favorite body of water, waiting in lines at launch ramps and winching it in and out every...

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Time To Get Your Boat Ready For Summer

If you love the water, few things are better than boating season. Summer just wouldn't be summer without spending those long, hot days, cooling off with a lazy dip in the water, dropping a line in hopes of catching a "...

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An Inch of Water Can Be Costly – True or False?

When you think about a flood, do you imagine hurricanes, tropical storms and rising coastal waters? Seems logical, but there are many other ways for a flood to occur. The reality is that a flood can occur from rain,...

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Useful Tools to Enhance Your RV Experience

You know that taking to the road in your RV is fun - that's why you do it! But vacationing on the road can have its troubles, like dead batteries, flat tires and missed destinations because of wrong directions. Wouldn't...

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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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Ride Safe With These Motorcycle Tips

Motorcyclists know that riding gives them a freedom that driving a car just can't match. But the best riders also know that motorcycles require more focus to operate and don't provide the same protections cars do in the...

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Spring Maintenance Tips

Are you ready for spring? Spring gardening and spring maintenance go hand in hand. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Inspect your smoke detectors, and make sure that there is one on each floor of your home. Test...

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Condo Unit Owner’s Insurance in Oregon

Insuring a condominium in Oregon or Washington is different than insuring a home. And the biggest difference is knowing where your responsibilities begin and end. That's why it really pays to work with the knowledgeable...

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Recreational Vehicle and Motorhome Safety Tips

Avoid delays and unexpected problems when you take your recreational vehicle or motorhome out for what should be a relaxing trip from Portland or Beaverton. Follow some of our suggestions below, and consider investing...

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Get Ready to Safely ‘Spring Forward’

In most places in the United States, Sunday, March 10, 2013, is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at Fox Insurance Agency want to remind you it's also a great time to improve your family's...

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More Spring Cleaning Tips From Fox Insurance

Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you're ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful...

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Is a Motorcycle Right for You?

As springtime approaches, you may be noticing something in addition to the warmer weather and awakening plants: More motorcycles on the roads in Portland and Beaverton. Riding looks like a lot of fun, doesn't it? Just...

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Spring is Coming to Oregon and Washington!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we here at Fox Insurance Agency are starting to think about spring. (Or at least hoping that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether spring arrives on time,...

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A Home Inventory Will Help You Know What You Own

Why should I have a home inventory? Your furniture and appliances, clothing, sports or hobby equipment, and electronic goods are all regarded as personal property. Like many people in Oregon, you may own much more than...

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Being a Good Host at Your Super Bowl Party

Whether you're a 49ers fan hoping your team wins its sixth Lombardi Trophy or a Ravens fan eager for big brother John Harbaugh to put the beat-down on younger brother Jim, remember that a considerate Super Bowl party...

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Protect Your Family From the ‘Silent Killer’

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself...

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips Traveling during the cold winter months is fundamentally different than traveling in the spring, summer, or fall. Winter conditions such as extreme cold, prevalent snow and the ever dangerous icy roadways...

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Safety Items for a Mother’s Purse

Safety Items for a Mother's Purse More than just a fashion statement, a woman's purse is their functional satchel used to carry the items that they deem necessary once they have left the secure confines of their home....

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Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety Having a fire crackling when it is cold outside can feel cozy and picturesque. While you are building a fire in your fireplace, you should be sure that you understand how to keep yourself and your home...

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Winter Safety

Winter Safety Winter is a wondrous season. In many places, it is a time for snowmen, skiing and cooling down. For some people, it is a welcome excuse to vacation to a tropical island to escape the cold. Whatever the...

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