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The Best Questions to Ask When Picking a Mechanic

“Never trust a mechanic who drives new cars. They’re either charging too much money for their work, or they can’t keep an old car running — maybe both.” —Patricia Briggs, authorOkay, maybe that approach is a bit...

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Insurance Mistakes to Avoid…... (and Still Save Money)

Avoid these Common Mistakes and You’re on Your Way to Getting the Best Insurance for Your Needs and BudgetSaving money feels good. However, simply reducing your insurance coverage or dropping important coverages...

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Severe Cold Weather Survival Checklist

Cold weather is a fact of life. Much of North America periodically experiences severe and sustained cold weather, with snowfalls interspersed with periods of melting and freezing. And these extremes can inflict...

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Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many...

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Safety Tips For Teen Drivers

The first years teenagers spend as drivers are very risky. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds and research shows that more than half of teens who die in crashes are...

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How can I insure against loss of income due to sickness or accident?

Disability Insurance If you were disabled and unable to work as a result of an accident or illness, what would you and your family do for income? Disability income insurance, which complements health insurance, can...

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What are the principal types of life insurance?

- - What are the principal types of life insurance? - There are two major types of life insurance—term and whole life. Whole life is sometimes called permanent life insurance, and it encompasses several...

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Securing Your Home Against Burglary

Burglars won't 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 can't break in without making a lot of noise. Research shows that if it...

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Understanding Your Insurance Deductible

Understanding the role deductibles play when insuring a car or a home is an important part of getting the most out of your insurance policy. A deductible is basically the amount “deducted” from an insured loss....

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Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, about to begin an ambitious vacation or a challenging business...

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Burglary Prevention: 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...

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Earthquake Safety and Preparedness

Earthquakes are caused by a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust, resulting in seismic waves. Earthquakes can happen almost anywhere, at any time, and can cause personal injury and/or property damage....

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Is It Time to Winterize Your RV?

So, you’re not a year-round RV-er, or, at least not yet. (One can dream!) Which means another RV season is coming to a close. With cool fall and winter weather on the way, now is the time to make sure your rig will...

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College And Credit: Tips For Managing Your Money

In these difficult economic times, many of today’s college students are turning to credit cards to finance their college education, using them for everything from everyday necessities to books and tuition....

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How to Deal With Road Rage: 5 Dos and Don’ts

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Connected Home: Here’s How to Get Started

How would you like to have more control over your home? Increased security for you and your family? Better energy efficiency? Or just more enjoyment out of life? New technology can help you can achieve all of those...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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Distracted Driving

- - Distracted Driving - Activities that take drivers’ attention off the road, including talking or texting on cellphones, eating, conversing with passengers and other distractions, are a major safety threat. The...

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still, technology...

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A Look at Condo Insurance

For most people a Condominium represents a significant investment, but more than that, they are homes. When it comes to home, everyone wants stability and safety. By covering common risks such as fire, theft, and...

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Tips for College - Bound

- - A Few Tips for the College-Bound - College is expensive enough without the added cost of unexpected accidents or theft, not covered by your insurance policy. If you have a student heading away to school, below...

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Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your “Stuff”? Think Again!

Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance - “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and...

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Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably...

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Essential Driving Tips for Extreme Heat

The sun is shining, your shades are on and there’s nothing ahead but miles and miles of enjoyment. You love being behind the wheel on a nice warm day. But, as the temperatures rise so do your chances of...

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Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water – especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But,...

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10 Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock 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...

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Don’t Give Up the Ship! Protect Your Boat From Theft

Thousands of boats and personal watercraft are stolen each year in the U.S., according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. But, even if your boat remains exactly where you left it, expensive items on board can...

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Keep Your Campsite – and Your Gear – Secure

Today is just a little different than it was, say, 20 or 30 years ago. Back then, you brought some gear, some food and some clothing – just enough to sustain you for a weekend or so in the outdoors. And, you left...

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Grilling Safely

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year, causing an...

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It’s Boating Season - Be Safe Not Sorry!

- It’s Boating Season - Don’t let an accident wreck your fun! - Every summer, our team gets calls from customers after a fun weekend on the water takes a turn for the worse. Often, these accidents could have been...

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Boat Trailer Safety

- - 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 the...

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Always Ride Applying Motorcycle Safety

- - 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’...

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Fourth of July Safety

- - 10 Ways to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Independence Day - In the Pacific Northwest, summer truly begins when the Fourth of July arrives. It’s a holiday full of fireworks and food, barbecues and boating,...

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Motorcycle Safety Gear - Don't Leave Home Without It

- - Proper motorcycle safety gear helps you ride right - Whether you’re an experienced rider or just getting started, the right protective gear will help you have enjoyable and, most importantly, safe journeys....

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How To Pay For Long Term Care

- - Should I invest the amount I would pay in premiums instead of buying long-term care insurance? - If you're under 55, you might think that, since the likelihood of long-term care outlays is many years in the...

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Second Home - Vacation Home Insurance

- - 4 Things to Consider When Insuring a Second Home - Everyone loves vacation. But, vacationing in your own seasonal home? Even better. However, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to protecting your investment...

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RV Travel Tips

- Get the Most Out of Your RV This Summer - There’s nothing quite like taking a road trip in an RV. Whether you’re headed to somewhere nearby or somewhere across the country this summer, we at Fox Insurance Agency...

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Lightning Safety: Myths vs. Facts

With 1,800 thunderstorms in progress at any given time on Earth, it’s important to be able to sort out the myths from the facts when it comes to lightning safety. And keep in mind that the best lightning safety plan of...

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Grilling Safely

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year, causing an...

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Perils Of Distracted Driving

- - Avoiding distractions while driving could save your life! - You’ve seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself...Distracted drivers come in all shapes, sizes, ages...

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Vacation Travel Smarts - Plan Ahead

- Make your vacation a great one! - For most people, the summer travel season is just beginning and whether you’re planning a trip to a local attraction in Oregon or Washington this summer, or headed all the way...

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ATV Safety - Keep Your ATV Adventures Safe

- - Keep Your ATV Adventures Safe - Unique among motor sports, driving all-terrain vehicles in Oregon and Washington combines an exhilarating workout with a test of maneuvering skills and a hearty dose of adrenaline....

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Staying Afloat Insuring Your Personal Watercraft

- Insuring Personal Watercraft - Personal watercraft are not generally covered by homeowners or auto insurance, and where they are, the coverage limits can be fairly low. You may need to purchase a specifically...

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Pool Safety

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. There are an estimated 7.4 million swimming pools and five million hot tubs...

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Yard Work Safety In Oregon and Washington

- - Let's Keep Our Lawns - and Ourselves - Safe in Oregon and Washington - For many of our neighbors in Oregon and Washington, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard - often...

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Get Hooked On Fishing Safety

- - Create great fishing memories for your children - No matter what season is winding down, the next season is just another reason to spend on the water in the boat with rod in hand. One of the best ways to enjoy...

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Man's Best Friend or Costliest Friend? Dogs and Umbrella Insurance

- - Love Bites—Get Umbrella Coverage - In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in...

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RV Safe Driving Tips

- - Tips for safe driving in your RV - With summer just around the corner, it’s a great time for an RV trip. Whether you’re heading to coast, mountains, or planning your getaway a lot farther from home, you’ll want...

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Protecting Your Home From Water Damage

- - How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage - Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters affecting U.S. residences, accounting for billions of dollars in losses to homeowners and renters annually....

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Boat Theft and Prevention

Boat Theft - More than 1,000 boats are stolen every month. If you are a boat owner, learn some easy and effective ways to protect your craft from theft.Boat insurance quotes are one of the things we do best here at Fox...

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Smooth Sailing With The Right Boat Insurance

Most companies provide limited coverage for property damage for small boats such as canoes and small sail boats or small power boats with less than 25 mile per hour horse power under a homeowners or renters insurance...

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Special Event Insurance

Often referred to as “wedding” insurance, special event insurance can be used to cover a 50th anniversary party, a bar mitzvah, a graduation party or any special occasion you might be planning. Special event insurance...

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Motorcycle Enthusiasts To Get Revved Up With The Proper Insurance Coverage

Motorcyclists who travel on public roads or highways need an insurance policy that meets their state’s requirements as well as their individual needs. Motorcycle insurance coverage is normally purchased as a stand-...

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4 Social Media Tips for 2017

The Internet and social media in particular have made it easy to share more of our personal lives with our friends. But, it’s also become easier to share with people we don’t even know.Online privacy isn’t just about...

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Prom and Graduation Safety

- Teen driving tips to keep prom and graduation safe - High school is full of defining moments for most teens and two of the highlights for most are prom and graduation. However, this time of year often sees other,...

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Ride-Sharing and Insurance

- Ride-Sharing and Insurance: Q&A - Information You Need to Know about Coverage for TNCs Q: What is ride-sharing and why is it getting so much attention from insurance companies? A: Ride-sharing companies provide...

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Wedding Insurance: Say ‘Yes,’ Avoid Distress

You’ve fallen in love and plan to say, “I do.” Now your every waking moment is filled with visions of the dress, the rings, the flowers, the honeymoon and more. But, have you thought about insurance? No, it’s not...

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How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need?

Homeowners insurance is an important purchase. There are several factors that should be considered carefully before choosing a policy and provider. The coverage chosen should be adequate for the type of construction,...

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Raising Children and Insurance Considerations

Raising Children - Children are the future. We need to plan for their future and we need to protect it. As the saying goes, it will be here before we know it. A family’s insurance and financial needs will grow and...

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Call Before You Dig

What is 811? - Are you a homeowner or contractor? Did you know that you are required to call the number ‘811’ before digging on any property so that you can be made aware of any underground lines (e.g. pipes, cables...

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What You Need to Know About Renters Insurance

Most people know that homeowners need insurance. Everyone knows that drivers need auto insurance. But what about tenants? How many renters know what steps to take to protect their possessions? The Basics Typically,...

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Which Disasters Are Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

- Standard homeowners policies generally cover a wide range of potential disasters, from tornadoes and windstorms, to fire and lightning strikes, to winter storm damage caused by weight of ice and snow. Most...

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO...

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Earth Day Tips

- Take part in an Earth Day event — or celebrate in your own way - People are thinking more and more about the environment — whether it’s something that affects the quality of life here in Oregon, Washington, and...

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What features of long-term care policies should I focus on?

- - What features of long-term care policies should I focus on? - There are various questions and issues to keep in mind when choosing a long-term care policy.Where may care occur? - The best policies pay for care...

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Shopping online. Visiting the doctor. Buying gas. In nearly all of the things we do from day to day, there’s the risk of identity theft.You could unknowingly give your information to a fraudster thinking you’re...

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You don't have to live in a flood zone to need flood insurance!

Floods are a serious risk to any home. They are also one of the most common risks to American homes, even more so than fires. However, homeowners,condominiums,and renters policies normally do not offer coverage for...

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Things to keep in mind when buying a car.

Things to keep in mind when buying a car...Buying a new car in is an exciting time — but it can also be stressful. After all, you’re trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and...

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Tax Filing And Insurance

- - Can You Deduct Your Premiums? Are Insurance Payouts Taxable? Answers To Your Tax Questions - At tax time people are looking to find every possible deduction they can—so what about writing off your home or auto...

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A Look At Term Life Insurance Policies

Life insurance is one of the most important investments a person can make. These policies provide security and peace of mind for families. As a cornerstone of financial planning, it is important to understand what...

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Should I Buy Long Term Care Insurance?

- Should I buy long-term care insurance? - If you need long-term care services and have to pay to obtain them, what financial resources could you call on? Do you have enough to pay for four or more years in a...

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Life Insurance - Get More and Pay Less, maybe!

Do you need (more) life insurance? - Life insurance protects anyone who depends on you financially. If you die unexpectedly, life insurance provides money that can pay debts or offset the sudden loss of income. 50% of...

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A Primer on Potholes

Spring is her and summer is just around the corner, and that means something else might be lurking around the corner, too: A nasty pothole. February, March and April are the worst months for potholes, according to...

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Save Big On All Your Insurance

At Fox Insurance Agency, we would like to save you money on "ALL" your insurance needs, and give you a quote on the coverage we don't provide you.

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What Is Auto Gap Insurance?

As soon as the wheels of your car drive off the lot and touch street pavement, the value of your car is dwarfed by the loan you took out to purchase that car (unless you made a substantial down-payment). Auto gap...

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Spring Home Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

Spring Maintenance for Your Home When springtime rolls around in Oregon and Washington, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s...

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3 Misconceptions About Flood Insurance

Floods are without a doubt the most common natural disaster that affects us in the U.S.Even so, 87 percent of all homeowners do not have a flood insurance policy. In high-risk areas, 1 of 4 houses is projected to flood!...

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Tips For Driving On Wet Pavement

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 1.2 million auto accidents each year are directly related to weather conditions. Of these accidents, 73 percent are a direct result of driving on wet roads. (...

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Earthquake Insurance – What Oregon and Washington residents need to know!

- Earthquake Insurance – What Oregon and Washington residents need to know! - What are the two most important things to know about earthquake insurance? Most home insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage....

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Prevent Water From Going Where It Shouldn’t

At Fox Insurance Agency, we know you want to protect what’s important. That’s why we’re offering these tips to help you prevent many of the most common causes of water damage. Just a little time and some effort can...

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How to Help Prevent House Fires

Using claim data, we have developed a list of the most common causes of fire-related losses as well as some things you can do to help prevent them. Faulty Wiring and Outlets Are One of the Top Causes of House Fires....

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Daylight Savings Time Is A Wake-Up Call

- Daylight Savings Time is also Daylight Safety Time. - In most places in the United States, Sunday March 12th is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at Fox Insurance Agency want to remind...

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Boating Pre-Season Check

- Get started early to get your boat ready for spring and summer - If you love the water, few things are better than boating season.Spring and summer just wouldn’t be the same without spending those long, hot days on...

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Get The Facts (and quote) About Long-term Care Insurance

Are you betting you don’t need Long-Term Care insurance? - Don’t make that bet. The odds are against you, and the stakes may be much larger than you think. “Consider The Facts” OVERWHELMING STATISTICS - A nursing...

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What is "Long Term Care" and will I need it?

What is 'long-term care'? Because of old age, mental or physical illness, or injury, some people find themselves in need of help with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting or continence, and/or transferring (e.g.,...

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What is Long-term Care Insurance?

What is Long Term Care Insurance? - Due to old age, mental or physical illness, or injury, some people find themselves in need of help with the basics actions of everyday life. Long-term care insurance covers you for...

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Water And Flood Damage: What Is And Is Not Covered

Water and Flood Damage - Water can damage your home in many ways. Do you know what is covered and what isn't? This video explains the different types of coverage from burst pipes to torrential floods.Fox Insurance...

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Facts and Information About Flood Insurance

In general, flood insurance is only available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A few private insurers offer excess flood insurance. According to...

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What Is Covered by Standard Homeowners Insurance?

- What Is Covered by Standard Homeowners Insurance? - Save Money and Trouble by Knowing the Ins and Outs of Your Homeowners PolicyHomeowners Insurance Coverage Most standard homeowners insurance policies include four...

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Why should I buy Life Insurance?

Everyone knows that life insurance provides protection for the dependents of the policyholder. Because it replaces an income, life insurance is crucial for families with small children or other dependents. But there...

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Protecting Your Home and Yourself From An Earthquake

Earthquake Protection - Earthquakes are a real threat to your home, possessions, and safety in Oregon, Washington, California, and elsewhere. Learn simple ways in this video to improve the security of your home...

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Preparing For An Earthquake

Preparing for an Earthquake in Oregon, Washington, and CaliforniaWhile earthquakes are most commonly associated with California, they have occurred in 39 states including Oregon, Washington, and California over the...

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Damage From Winter Storms Covered By Most Standard Insurance Policies

With severe rain, snow, and wind conditions hitting Oregon and Washington, physical damage to homes, cars and businesses is likely. Fortunately, most insurance policies are designed to cover winter storm-related losses....

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Have some new jewelry in the house? Protect it!

Ah, Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, candy hearts that say “Be Mine” - and, of course, jewelry. It’s exciting to receive jewelry...

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Social Host Liability

- - Social Host Liability - Be a Responsible Host When It Comes to Serving Alcohol at PartiesSocial host liability, the legal term for the criminal and civil responsibility of a person who furnishes liquor to a...

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Spring Is On It's Way

Spring is coming to Oregon and Washington! (Depending on that groundhog). With Groundhog Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about spring. (Or time to at least hope that springtime is coming, anyway....

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Does My Homeowners Insurance Cover Earthquake Damage?

Earthquake Insurance Basics - Don't Over Think It, Just Get it... When we have the major Earthquake experts are warning us about, will you be left holding an Earthquake Insurance Policy or your unpaid mortgage?...

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How to Stay Safe After a Winter Car Accident

The days are short. The air is cold. And, roads are often slick with rain, snow or ice. It’s winter driving season in Oregon, Washington, and the rest of the country. And, while most people know what to do to try to...

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Flood Prevention and Safety Tips

Flood prevention and safety... Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get...

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Refer a friend and receive a FREE Movie Ticket or $10.00 Gift Card*

Refer a friend or family member and receive a FREE Movie Ticket or $10.00 Gift Card Fox Insurance Agency has a great referral program for our clients. If you are an existing FOX client and you refer a friend or family...

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Do You Need Winter Tires?

You know it’s coming. Snow and slush. Freezing rain. Maybe even black ice. But do you know if your tires are ready for all of that? When driving in Oregon or Washington in the wintertime, your tires just might be the...

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Seniors and Insurance

Senior Years and Insurance - By the time you retire, your accumulated wealth is probably at its height. The challenge ow is to manage your assets so that they last as long as you do. Insurance still plays an important...

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Reasons for Purchasing an Annuity

Reasons for Purchasing an Annuity - Annuities can serve many useful purposes.If you are in a saving-money stage of life, a deferred annuity can:Help you meet your retirement income goals. Employer-sponsored plans such...

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Shovel Snow Safely This Winter

- - Shovel snow safely this winter - Winter is here, and with it comes many traditions and activities: Gatherings and celebrations with loved ones in Oregon and Washington, skiing and snowboarding outings in the...

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How Efficiently (or Inefficiently) Do You Use Your Heat?

Many homeowners in Oregon and Washington see their energy bills each winter and think, “How can I be spending this much when the house isn’t even that warm?” To get an answer to that question, you should start with some...

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How to Choose the Right Type of Life Insurance

Choosing the right type of life insurance can be confusing, but it’s also an important decision. Here are some guidelines that can help you narrow down your best life insurance options. You should consider term life...

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Driving Tips for Rainy Weather

7 Tips to Help You Handle Rainy Days Behind the WheelAt some point, every driver in Oregon and Washington has to deal with rainy weather. But, many don’t know what to do, so they just drive as they normally would....

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Tips To Help Prevent And Address Frozen Pipes

Don't Let the Cold Get to Your Pipes This Winter It’s hard to think of a worse start to a winter day in the Pacific Northwest than turning on the faucet and … nothing. Maybe there’s a trickle of water, but it’s clear...

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Going Drone For The Holidays? Make Insurance Part Of Your Pre-Flight Check

Be Sure You're Covered Before Taking to the Skies with Your New Flying GadgetMore than a million drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....

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How To Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you’re like most people, there are certain items you own that you can’t imagine ever losing—possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or simply...

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Holiday Home Security

Make home safety a priority while you’re away for the holidays. The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you...

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Healthy Holiday Tips

- Be the pinnacle of health and wellness this holiday season - It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the holiday season in Oregon and Washington can be a challenge. When you...

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Holiday Safety Tips for Oregon and Washington Pets

The holidays have arrived in Oregon, Washington, and most other place!For those with one or more four-legged friends in the house, it’s time to go over some safety tips. After all, you want all of your family members...

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The Live vs. Artificial Debate

The Christmas tree conundrum: real or fake? The kind of tree that adorns a person’s home during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford. When it comes to Christmas trees, do you...

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Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

5 Tips to Help Prevent Christmas Tree Fires Christmas trees are a beloved holiday tradition in Oregon, Washington and Worldwide, but they can pose a fire risk. On average, says the National Fire Protection Association,...

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Avoid Parking Lot Accidents

5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Fender Benders In Oregon and Washington During The Holidays Parking lots at all times but especially during the holiday season – we love the convenience but hate the frustrations, especially...

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Holiday Travel Tip

- Over the river and through the woods in Oregon and Washington… - 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...

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Holiday Travel - Don't Forget Rental Car Insurance

- Rental Car Insurance - There are more options for renting a car than ever before. In the past, you simply selected a vehicle from one of the many brick-and-mortar car rental companies found at airports, train...

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

- 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...

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Turkey Fryer Safety

5 Tips for Deep Frying a Turkey This Thanksgiving Those in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere who have tasted deep-fried turkey usually say there’s simply no comparison to an oven-roasted bird — turkey out of the fryer...

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Veterans Day

Top 10 ways to honor a veteran on Veterans Day Americans celebrate Memorial Day in the spring and Veterans Day in the fall. While it can be easy to confuse the two holidays, Memorial Day is set aside to honor American’...

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Prepare For Winter Storms

- Winter Storms Ahead: Are You Ready? - We admit it: As insurance pros, our picture of winter isn’t exactly cozy. Winter storms mean traffic snarls, hillsides turning to sheets of ice, and cars sliding around like...

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Eight Smart Steps For Buying Life Insurance

Shopping For Personal Life Insurance That Meets Your Needs And Budget Life insurance can form a vital part of your family’s financial stability and well-being but, if you’re like most people, you may find the thought of...

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Fall Home Safety

Household safety tips change with the season As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time frolicking at the beach....

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Vehicle-Animal Collision

Steering Clear of Wildlife America’s roads are full of cars — but often, they’re also full of wildlife. That’s why an estimated 2 million vehicle-animal collisions happen each year, according to the U.S. Department of...

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Halloween Safety

Make your house a haven for trick-or-treaters Halloween is one of the fall season’s most treasured holidays. Kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door in search of the biggest and best...

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Night Driving Dangers

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night Summer has ended, and while fall and winter have their own pleasures — including football, basketball, winter sports , and other activities — longer...

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What are the primary types of life insurance?

Life insurance is an important part of any financial plan. This coverage is commonly known for replacing the income of a deceased spouse or parent. However, depending on the type of policy purchased, there can be...

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DUII spells "TROUBLE" regarding car insurance!

The price of car insurance varies with every customer. To determine insurance rates, underwriters evaluate a number of factors. The age, make, model, features, and price of the car, how far it is driven daily and...

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Protecting Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists

Across the country, it is estimated that over ten percent of drivers are on the road without auto insurance. This is the case even in states where car insurance is required by law. Although reasons are varied, often...

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It's time again for School Bus and School Zone Safety!

The school year has rolled around again. Every autumn, as children return to school and the buses carrying them return to the road, it's important to take some time to focus on driver safety. School zones require...

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Bicycle Safety and Insurance

A bicycle is more than just a possession. It can represent transit, exercise, or leisure. Some cyclists use their bikes for all three. However, in our society we often treat bikes with less seriousness than we reserve...

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Insurance and College Students

As students head off to college, it's important to make sure they are protected against common risks. Whether it's automobile accidents, or theft of personal property, it is wise to plan for the worst and hope for the...

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Experts say "The Big One Is Coming" to the Pacific Northwest. Are you prepared with Earthquake Insurance?

In the Pacific Northwest, almost all homeowners have some awareness of the risks of earthquakes. However, being so close to the San Andreas and Cascadia fault lines, there should be much more knowledge of and planning...

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Antique and Collector Cars need TLC - Tender Loving Coverage

There's nothing quite like an antique or collector car. Whether it's a classic mid-century Cadillac with tailfins, a 1970s muscle car, or a custom hot rod representing lots of hours and elbow grease, these cars are...

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How important is Life Insurance if I don't have children?

Almost everyone agrees that life insurance is a must for anyone with a young family. Leaving something behind is the only right thing to do when dependent children are involved. But what about single people, or...

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Choosing the Right Type of Car Insurance

If you are shopping for car insurance in Oregon, Washington or beyond, it is important to match your situation with the proper amount and cost of insurance coverage. Doing the right homework on the car insurance you...

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Some Things To Consider When Purchasing Homeowners Insurance

A home is one of the largest financial investments most people make in their lifetime. Apart from comfort, shelter, and security, a home may also be used as a source of equity. Accordingly, it is important to have...

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Why get renters insurance? For starters, many landlords require it.

Renters often do not carry insurance. This can be a very costly mistake .Sometimes tenants assume that their landlords' insurance protects them and their belongings from potential loss. Although landlords do normally...

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What does RV stand for? TROUBLE, without the right insurance!

A recreational vehicle can be a whole lot of fun. They have some great benefits. Choosing an RV can help families save money on food and lodgings during vacations. They are a great option for those who want to get out...

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You Need more protection than a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Try motorcycle insurance on for size!

Motorcycles are a lot of fun, but riding one entails a lot of risk. A motorcycle accident can be devastating. Here in Oregon, motorcycle safety is taken very seriously. In recent years, steps have been taken to make...

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Don't find yourself Up A Creek Without A Paddle or without Boat Insurance

Boating is a popular way to relax and explore here in the Pacific Northwest. Whether it's the Columbia, Willamette, or Tualatin River, there are plenty of waterways to explore here. The beautiful scenery and plentiful...

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Insuring Your Home For Replacement Cost Instead Of Market Value

A Homes Market Value versus Replacement CostA homeowner’s decision to purchase an existing house or to build a new structure depends on various factors that range from cost, location and personal tastes among other...

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The Risks of Distracted Driving

When you take your eyes off the road, what are the dangers and risks that you don’t see? - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of all traffic accidents are the direct...

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Why Do I Need to Insure My Home for More Than It’s Worth?

You may have noticed that your covered for more than it’s worth, know that this is not a mistake! - The market value of your home located in Beaverton Oregon, Portland Oregon or elsewhere may have risen or dropped, but...

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Your Umbrella Insurance Policy: What It Does & Why You Need One

Learn what an umbrella insurance policy does and why it may prove to be your most useful investment. - Protecting your family and assets is a top priority, which is why people have insurance: to give a financial...

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How to Travel Stress-Free

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What You Should Do When Your Car is Stolen

Car theft is an incredibly scary thing and it can happen to the best of us. - You walk out of your apartment complex one fine morning expecting everything to be as normal as it ever has been. You walk into the parking...

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(Bad) Reasons Why People Don’t Purchase

Many people don’t purchase life insurance for one reason or another, but many of these reasons fall short of legitimacy. - Life insurance is something that we all agree we all need, but don’t actually buy—that is,...

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How to Deal With Car Insurance After a Divorce

Not all divorces are the same, but the way you can deal with your car insurance policies can be with these simple guidelines. - Often times, life will throw us curve balls in areas we wish it wouldn’t; marriage doesn’t...

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The Pros and Cons Associated With Self-Driving Cars

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June is National Safety Month

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3 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Whether or not this is your first time purchasing home insurance, there are questions you must ask when purchasing a homeowners insurance policy. - Trying to find the right homeowners insurance in Beaverton Oregon,...

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How to Handle Your Car Insurance When You Move

Making sure your car insurance company knows you're moving from Portland Oregon, Beaverton Oregon, or elsewhere is important to keep you covered. - Your bags are packed, your dishes are all in clearly marked boxes, and...

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3 Ways You Can Prevent Home Burglary

homeowners insuranceHomeowners InsuranceHelping to deter criminals in Beaverton Oregon, Portland Oregon, and elsewhere can be as easy as setting up a few simple tasks around your house. - “Ocean’s 11” proved that...

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Wildfires and Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

- Wildfires may not be as natural as you think. So, how does this affect your homeowners insurance? - Wildfires are often the main story for many news stations around the US. So much so, that we are inclined to...

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The Importance of Windshield Wipers

- Your windshield wipers are imperative when it comes to visibility and a driver’s safety. - When it comes to your car’s accessories, the windshield wipers are among the last things you think about, and you may even...

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2 Small Business Insurance Policies in Beaverton, OR You Can’t Let Sneak by Your Business

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3 Home Maintenance Things You Shouldn’t Miss for Summer

- Prepare your home and make it look and feel great for entertaining with these three summer home maintenance tips. - Summer is the time of the year that most of us look forward to: summer school, backyard parties,...

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2 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

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Flood Insurance in Beaverton, OR: The Q&A Guide

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How Much Earthquake Insurance Does One Need?

If you’re considering purchasing earthquake insurance, you need to know how much you’re going to need. - The amount of earthquake insurance coverage that you’re going to need is ultimately dependent in your situation....

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5 Things You Need to Know About Purchasing Auto Insurance

How to succeed at buying auto insurance! - 1. Know your minimums. Buying the minimum amount of coverage may sound like something you may want, but it may come back to bite you in the future when you file a claim. Lower...

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Car Insurance Policy?

4 ways to pay less for your car insurance. - 1. Your Top of the Line Car Is Costing You The reason for this being that newer cars are generally more expensive to fix or replace. A used car’s parts are likely to be more...

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3 Costly Mistakes Homeowners Commit

Mistakes that could end up costing you. - Record-setting snows pummeling the Northeast, tornadoes sweeping across the Midwest, unbelievable heat searing the southwest, and storms flooding the south: we are now starting...

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Consider Replacement Cost Before Signing

Home is where the heart is. Which would make home insurance is where the wallet is. - You protect the things you care deeply about: your significant other, your dog, and even your children! Our homes are no exception,...

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What to do When You Get Pulled Over: For Teens

Being a teenager is already hard enough, so what happens when you get pulled over? - School, friends, homework, afterschool activities, etc., you already have a lot on your plate. Being pulled over is not fun for...

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What is Auto Gap Insurance & Do You need it?

You may not know about auto insurance, but do you know about auto gap insurance? - As soon as the wheels of your car drive off the lot and touch street pavement, the value of your car is dwarfed by the loan you took...

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Weird and Obscure Insurance Policies That Were Taken Out

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How to Research and Find a Used Car

What’s the best way to find a used car? - You’re right of out of college, and money is tight. Perhaps a brand new car is on the horizon, but it’s not here yet for you. You may consider buying a used car, but how do you...

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3 Misconceptions Everyone Has About Flood Insurance

Floods are without a doubt the most common natural disaster that affects us in the U.S. - Even so, 87 percent of all homeowners do not have a flood insurance policy. In high-risk areas, 1 of 4 houses is projected to...

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Misconceptions People Have About Small Business Insurance

Don’t believe everything you hear about small business insurance (unless it’s from a professional) - It’s always best not believe everything you hear—especially when it comes to something as important as your small...

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Tips for Driving on Wet Pavement

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 1.2 million auto accidents each year are directly related to weather conditions. Of these accidents, 73 percent are a direct result of driving on wet roads. (...

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Reasons to Consider Umbrella Insurance Policy

- What an umbrella policy can do for you. - Protecting your family and things is a top priority, which is why you, and millions of others, have some type of insurance. Should you find yourself in a predicament where...

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Things Everyone Has to Know About Homeowners Insurance

- Homeowners insurance knowledge could save you thousands. - Insurance makes you think about everything bad that could happen to you: medical issues, home repairs, car accidents, etc. This isn’t a bad thing,...

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Exercise Tips for Inclement Weather

Your health matters. You work hard to stay physically fit, but what happens when the rain gets in the way of your daily run or your bike route is interrupted because of snow? At Fox Insurance Agency, we understand the...

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Tips for Insuring Your Teen Driver

Do you have a teen driver in your household? Perhaps you have a student driver or a teen who is anxious to get that coveted learner’s permit. You have to let them grow up and earn their independence, but before you do,...

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How Crumple Zones Work

Stay safe on the roads with your reliable auto insurance Beaverton, OR. - While it is counterintuitive, you should want a car that crumples. There are certain points on a car model (mainly, the front and back) that are...

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Home Repairs Best Left to the Professionals

As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to keep your home in good repair. Many times, you can do your own home maintenance and upkeep, but a few jobs are best left to the professionals. In interest of your personal...

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Shopping for a Car? Look for These Safety Features!

Match the high safety of your car with your auto insurance in Beaverton, OR. - Are you taking advantage of the January sales? If you are, you may have considered some of the amazing deals that many car dealers have at...

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What Are Standard Exclusions?

Have you ever heard the term “standard exclusions” and wondered what it means? If you’ve ever placed an insurance claim and discovered that your loss was listed as a “standard exclusion,” the term may seem frightening...

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Green Home Insurance Policies!

Your home insurance in Beaverton, OR can reduce with eco-friendly acts! - For homeowners committed to “going green” this new year, a wide range of insurance options are now available! Whether this is your 2016...

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Cycle Your Way to Quality Insurance Coverage for Your Bicycle!

Did you know that your bicycle is covered by your home insurance in Beaverton, OR? - Whether you ride your bicycle to work or explore trails on the weekend, bicycling is an increasingly popular pastime, sport, and mode...

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What Is Standard Coverage?

How many times have you heard the term “standard coverage”? Although you’ve probably heard it several times, you may not understand what it means. In this blog post, we’d like to help fix that.Standard coverage is a...

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Tools All Vehicle Owners Should Have

With correct tools and quality auto insurance in Beaverton, OR, your car can safely cruise the roads! - When you’re out on the road, the worst can happen – your car breaks down on the side of the road or runs into...

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Flash Floods – How to Prepare for the Unexpected!


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Healthy Living Tips: Ways to Avoid Refined Sugar

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Reviewing and Updating Your Life Insurance Policy

Do you have an up-to-date life insurance policy that will provide for your loved ones in the event of your death? Do you have life insurance that you don’t have to die in order to use? Although it may feel uncomfortable...

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Easy DIY Home Projects and Repairs

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Advantages of Towing and Roadside Assistance

Let’s face it, no one enjoys being stuck by the side of the road. Whether you get a flat tire during rush hour or you lock your keys in the car at the grocery store, towing and roadside assistance added to your car...

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International Travel Safety

Many clients of Fox Insurance Agency travel to remote destinations this time of year. Perhaps you have plans to be in Paris on New Year’s Day, or maybe you plan to enjoy a warm, sandy beach instead of a chilly Christmas...

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Holiday Fire Safety

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Winter Driving Safety

At Fox Insurance, we work hard to help you find the right auto insurance, but we also want to help you avoid unnecessary accidents. Winter weather in Oregon can make the roads treacherous. If you must drive in snowy...

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

As an insurance company, we encourage our customers to take preventative measures. These not only save you from hassles in the future. They may also eliminate costly insurance claims and even help to lower your...

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Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

The old saying says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” While we agree, we’d like to encourage those of you who are traveling over the holidays to take precautions. In other words, we want you to arrive...

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Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist For The Fall

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In Beaverton, Portland, and many other areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget,...

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Help Keep Your Kids Safe Even When You Are Not Around

As your children grow to school age, they inevitably spend a lot more time going places and doing things on their own in and around Portland, Beaverton, or their other local community.And, inevitably you’re going to...

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5 Tips to Combat Ice Dams in Beaverton and Portland Oregon

This winter in Beaverton, Portland and beyond, an ice dam may just be your roof’s worst enemy. What is an ice dam? As snow melts and refreezes along the edge of your roof, the accumulation of ice essentially forms a...

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Getting ready for winter weather in Beaverton and Portland Oregon

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After-School Safety Tips for Parents and Kids in Oregon and Washington

Parents, class is back in session in Beaverton and Portland Oregon, so you've likely already reviewed the basic safety tips for kids who walk or bus to and from school. Those tips, of course, are: Walk with a buddy...

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Tips For A More Secure Oregon Workplace!

Protecting your Oregon business used to mean locking the doors at the end of the day. That's still important, of course, but now a security breach can extend beyond your physical assets to include software, systems and...

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Ways to make good old-fashioned road trips more affordable in or out of Oregon!

These days air fares are no bargain, and air travel is no fun. Gas prices have their ups and downs, but they're trending down. Maybe it's time for a good old-fashioned road trip across - or out of - Oregon. It's a great...

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Play hard not hurt safety tips for school sports in Beaverton, Portland and elsewhere!

As summer turns to fall in Beaverton, Portland, and the rest of the country, more than 7 million young people take to their school playing fields, dreaming of athletic glory. Without some advance planning and common-...

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Here are 4 ways to help all children have a great school year!

It's back-to-school time in Beaverton, Portland and throughout Oregon. If you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households...

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Home Security is Easier and Better Than Ever!

Think home security in Portland and Beaverton Oregon is still about bulky camera equipment and wires running all throughout your home? Think again. Today, things have changed quite a bit, and the playing field has been...

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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on 2 Wheels

There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don't get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun - as long as...

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Beaverton RV trip planning - How to find a route you will remember!

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In Oregon and Washington don't give up the ship, protect your boat from theft!

Thousands of boats and personal watercraft are stolen each year in the U.S. including Beaverton and Portland, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. But, even if your boat remains exactly where you left it,...

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Keep your Oregon and Washington campsite and your gear secure!

Camping today is just a little different than it was in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere, say, 20 or 30 years ago. Back then, you brought some gear, some food and some clothing - just enough to sustain you for a weekend...

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Neighborhood Watch help keep their communities safe!

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Watch has enabled private citizens to join with law enforcement to help keep their communities safe. Watch groups keep track of neighborhood goings-on and maintain a responsible,...

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Staying Safe When the Ground Shakes in Oregon

The scary thing about earthquakes (one of them anyway)? They're so unexpected. Earthquakes aren't limited to any one time of the year, and you certainly don't see them coming. They simply hit (and can hit in every state,...

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Summers in Beaverton and Portland mean backyard grilling – safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer and grilling isn't just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in mind, however, that...

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Conserve water while enjoying your Beaverton Garden

Abnormally dry conditions - and, in some cases, severe droughts - are affecting Beaverton Oregon and a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if...

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Tips to Stay Cool in Beaverton, OR without the AC on!

Two-thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which may...

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Keep Your Beaverton Oregon Garden Green, Your Water Bill Low

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water in Oregon

Summer is almost here in Oregon, and you're ready to get out on the water. But, is your boat ready? Even if you've kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of...

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Summer’s Coming – What to Do With the Kids in Beaverton Oregon?

It's the age-old question that parents in Oregon face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? Well, there are always the biggies, such as theme parks or camping. But, with work and other obligations...

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car for Your Graduate

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Car Crash in Portland Oregon

Spring has arrived, and the warmer weather often prompts people in Portland and Beaverton Oregon to hop in their cars for weekend (or longer) road trips. Unfortunately, too many of those trips will end up being...

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After the Beaverton Oregon Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage

The beauty of spring in Beaverton, Oregon and Portland, Oregon is often tempered by powerful storms, with heavy rains, strong winds and destructive hail. Through it all, your home protects you from the elements, so be...

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Portland Homeowners: Is It Time to Replace Your Appliance Hoses?

You probably know someone who has come home from vacation to find water all over the laundry room - and the rest of the house. The cause? Most likely, the hose connecting the washing machine to the water supply. That's...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Beaverton Oregon

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Oregon, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time...

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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance

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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Relax Portland! April is Stress Awareness Month

Believe it or not, the average stress level of Americans has dropped since 2007, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). But, we here at Fox Insurance Agency understand if you don't exactly feel that...

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How to Make Earth Day Your Everyday in Beaverton, Oregon

Earth Day may officially come around only once a year on April 22, but our world would be a better place if we all took steps to take care of the planet year round. So, we here at Fox Insurance put together several ways...

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Stop Wasting Energy and Money in Beaverton and Portland

Are you tired of high utility bills landing in your mailbox in Beaverton or Portland Oregon? Not sure how to lower those bills without turning your heat way down or taking cold showers? We at Fox Insurance Agency can...

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Slow Down Oregon Drivers, Save Money... and Lives!

How many times has the following happened to you? You're speeding down a local highway when you spot an Oregon State highway patrol car. You quickly hit the brakes and slow down, relieved that you didn't get caught ......

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Know and Avoid the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Taking a road trip is a grand American tradition, particularly once we escape the winter doldrums here in Oregon and the days start getting a little sunnier. Too many drivers, however, also take part in some other "...

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Time To Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Portland Oregon

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for...

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Spring Maintenance for Your Portland Oregon Home

When springtime rolls around in Portland and Beaverton Oregon, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That's fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there's something even more important to...

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Stop Wasting Energy, Start Lowering Your Winter Bills

Cold weather and short days mean high energy bills for most of us. But, even as you turn up the heat and turn on more lights, you can still find ways to lower your bills while keeping your Portland area home cozy. To...

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Avoiding Distractions While Driving Could Save Your Life

You've seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself. Distracted drivers in come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you're not one today, you could...

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Am I covered if I borrow my friend’s car?

Most people in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere have an idea of what's covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at Fox Insurance Agency, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a...

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Storing A Classic Car In Portland Oregon Through The Winter

- If you're a classic car owner, surely you are committed to ensuring it stays in tip-top shape throughout all the seasons, especially the winter when it most likely will be unused for a while. Any period of...

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Buying a new car? Things to keep in mind...

Buying a new car in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you...

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Helping Seniors In Portland Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. That's why, if you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Portland, it may be a good time of the...

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Winter Safety Items To Keep In Your Car - Portland & Beaverton Oregon

You keep your home stocked with emergency supplies. (Right?) What about your car? During winter in Portland, Beaverton and beyond, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you're...

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Warm Up To Fireplace Safety Tips In Portland - Fox Insurance Agency

The wood is stacked, the flue is open and the match is in hand. You're about to enjoy a wonderful winter evening by the fire in Portland or Beaverton, Oregon. Just know this first: Heat sources ignite more than 50,000...

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Be Prepared For Storms With A Winter Weather Prep Kit In Beaverton, Or - Fox Insurance Agency

Now that winter has arrived, it's time to prepare for winter weather conditions. At Fox Insurance Agency we have a few suggestions to help you get prepared before the winter storms hit! Of course you want to have the...

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Ringing in the New Year with a Plunge – a Polar Bear Plunge, That Is

To plunge or not to plunge. That is the question for some as New Year's Day approaches - and one best posed to a physician. Because, before taking the polar bear plunge into freezing cold water, you should first make...

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This Holiday Season In Portland, Oregon Be Charitable, Safe, and Sensible - Fox Insurance Agency

It's that time of year that many people feel most charitable. It also may make them most vulnerable to having their personal information compromised by others. Because of that, this is a great time a good time to go...

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10 Ways to Help Make the Holidays Greener - Fox Insurance Agency

Buying. Wrapping. Shipping. Decorating. Here in Portland, Oregon and everywhere else, the holiday season is in full swing, and that means all of the waste that goes along with the festivities is beginning to pile up....

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Avoid These Common Holiday Travel Mistakes From Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

With travel during the holidays comes the ever present battle of airport crowds, or the fight through traffic on the drive to visit family and friends throughout Oregon, Washington, and points beyond. Sometimes the...

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Consider Holiday Safety Tips For Your Four Legged Pets In Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

To many pet owners our pets are like family, so it's important to help them stay safe during the holiday season. As much as possible it is important to try and keep your pets on a regular routine, even during the...

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Be Sure To Protect Your Belongings This Holiday Season in Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

Here in Portland, Oregon and beyond, you can't help but notice that the holiday season has officially arrived! For many of us that means shopping, gifting, decorating, partying, and traveling. And a whole lot of it! At...

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Holiday Safety Issues in Portland, OR - Fox Insurance

Planning on hosting a Thanksgiving feast this year? While you are busy getting the ingredients, décor and all the last minute details put together, don't forget to think about some of the safety issues that surround...

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5 Reasons to Keep your Toy Insurance Year-Round

For one reason or another, you aren't going to be using your RV, motorcycle or boat for the next few months. Whether it is due to weather or a busier schedule, you consider cancelling your toy insurance policy on your...

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Floaters and Endorsements: Special Coverage for Valuables

A standard homeowners policy in Beaverton, Portland, Oregon and elsewhere may include coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. These items may be covered for losses caused by all the...

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Winterizing your Vehicle in Portland, OR -Fox Insurance

Going outside during the winter months can be a production. You may need gloves, a hat, a heavy coat, boots and maybe more depending on the weather. Your car, the vehicle you rely on to get you to and from home and work,...

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Fall is one of our favorite seasons! The leaves, the cooler, shorter days and of course, pumpkin spice everything. There are some seasonal dangers associated with fall that can be quite hazardous if one is not prepared....

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"Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and...

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We have all heard the auto insurance commercials talking about the discounts this insurer or that insurer offers. There are the standard ones: multi-policy, multi-vehicle, etc., but there may be some other discounts...

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The Ins & Outs of Staying Cool in Portland Oregon during a Power Outage

Ah, summer. It's warm outside and comfortable inside, with air conditioners and fans blowing a cool breeze throughout the house. What a perfect time of year! Until the power goes out, that is. Now it feels just as warm...

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The home is a safe haven that is often impenetrable from the troubles and dangers of the outside world. We don't often think about the unseen risks that could be lurking in homes, although there are a few gases that can...

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Keep the Fire (Pit) Burning in Portland and Beaverton Oregon, but Keep It Safe

Sitting around a backyard fire pit here in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a nice summer evening. Without the proper precautions, however, it can also be quite...

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5 Great Reasons to Consider Buying from an Independent Insurance Agent. - We live in the digital age. We can get instant results like game scores, recipes and silly videos at the touch of a button. You can also get...

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College Students and Auto Insurance in Portland, OR

College Students: What you need to know about your auto insurance in Portland, OR. - College is an exciting place. New experiences, friends and knowledge await wherever you go. Before the fun starts, there are some...

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Choosing The Right Fire Extinguisher

Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property when a small, contained fire breaks out in your home or business. But different types of fire extinguishers fight different types of fire - and using the wrong one...

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You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it. It is recommended that only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers...

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Traveling with dogs - Buckle-up your pup!

Getting out on the open road with the family can be a great summer pastime. Whether your road trip takes you to a national park, a beach or to visit family, it can be a great opportunity to bond as a family that...

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Let's Keep Our Lawns - and Ourselves - Safe in Oregon

For many of our neighbors in Beaverton and Portland Oregon, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard - often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about...

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Grilling safely in Portland Oregon and beyond!

Many Americans fire up the grill when the weather is warm, especially during summer holidays and family get-togethers. This adds up to more than three billion barbecues a year. But serious accidents can occur without...

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Boats & Yachts in Portland, OR: Do you know the difference?

It is fairly easy to tell the difference between a car and a truck or a motorcycle and a moped, but when it comes to boats and yachts, differences may not be as evident. In insurance terms, the differences between a...

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Will my insurance cover renting a car after an accident?

Many drivers in Portland, Beaverton, Oregon and elsewhere don't think about their insurance coverage until after they have an accident and call their insurance company to file a claim to help pay for car repairs, a...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and elsewhere, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be...

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Eight Surprising Ways Comprehensive Auto Insurance Works For You

Even the most careful drivers occasionally get into accidents-that's why auto insurance was created. But, your car can be damaged even if you're not in a crash-which is why there's comprehensive auto insurance....

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Fire Safety in Oregon from Fox Insurance

At some point this summer, you will most likely use fire for something. Whether it be a campfire, fireworks or a grill, potential the for both fun and hazards is present. We put together a few fire safety tips for using...

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Portland and Beaverton Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere in Oregon and beyond, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who...

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Stay Safe on the Portland and Beaverton Roads During a Hailstorm in Oregon

It may sound surprising, but there are approximately 3,000 hailstorms in the United States each year which of course includes Portland, Beaverton, and the rest of Oregon. The size of hail can widely vary - from golf-...

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If you plan to remodel your home in Portland, Beaverton, Oregon or elsewhere, make sure that the house, the contractor and the subcontractors have adequate insurance coverage. Don't make the mistake of waiting until an...

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Camping Safety Tips in Oregon from Fox Insurance

A camping trip is one of the great adventures a person (or family) gets to have each summer. Our area is filled with great camping spots, some nestled in the woods some near streams and lakes, but most are great for...

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Keep Water from Going Where it Shoudn’t

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home in Beaverton, Portland, or elsewhere in Oregon. At Fox Insurance Agency, we know you want to protect what's...

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Generator Safety 101 in Beaverton, OR

At some point during this past winter, you may have lost power and depending on for how long, you may have gone and purchased a generator. Some purchase generators for the "just-in-case" scenario, while others use them...

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What You Need to Know About Renters Insurance?

Renters insurance provides financial protection against the loss or destruction of your possessions when you rent a house or apartment in Portland, Beaverton or elsewhere. While your landlord may be sympathetic to a...

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Should I purchase an umbrella liability policy?

If you are ever sued, your standard homeowners or auto policy will provide you with some liability coverage, paying for judgements against you and your attorney's fees, up to a limit set in the policy. However, in our...

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What Type of Insurance Do I Need If I’m Renting Out My Home?

There are many reasons why you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Whether you own a second home that you plan to lease to a tenant, or want to rent out a room in your house...

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Does Home and Auto Insurance Cover Hail Damage in Portland?

Spring and summer bring wonderful warm (sometimes hot) weather. With that warmer weather, the potential for thunder and hail storms increases. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the U.S. saw more than 5,...

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Does My Homeowners Insurance Cover Flooding?

Standard homeowners and renters insurance in Portland, Beaverton, and other parts of Oregon and beyond do not cover flood damage. Flood coverage, however, is available in the form of a separate policy both from the...

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One of the most common conversations I have with clients in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere is about teenage drivers. We've all heard the horror stories. Your friends will warn you about the hundreds and even...

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It's important to know... What Is Gap Insurance?

When you buy or lease a new car or truck in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere in Oregon and beyond, the vehicle starts to depreciate in value the moment it leaves the car lot. In fact, most cars lose 20 percent of...

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Protecting Your Credit Score

Your credit score is important in many ways. It allows you to purchase a home, buy a car, and can even be a factor in getting the best insurance rates. However, credit scores can be confusing too. Here are 3 ways to...

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How-To-Guide: Simple Auto Maintenance in Portland, OR

When it comes to auto maintenance, there are some things that are best left to the professionals. While you may not be able to repair issues with your engine, transmission or other vital systems in your vehicle, you can...

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Auto Insurance Basics: What is Rental Reimbursement?

Rental reimbursement is an important part of your auto insurance coverage. Let's discuss what it is and why you need it! When you suffer an auto insurance claim, it's not uncommon for your vehicle to need to go to the...

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Air Bag Safety Tips

Air bags save thousands of lives each year, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In frontal crashes, air bags reduce deaths among drivers by about 30 percent and among passengers by...

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March Home Maintenance Tasks

Below is a short list of tasks that you can do to help take care of your home, vehicle, and family in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere. Consider them a helpful reminder of what needs to get accomplished throughout the...

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The case for Travel Insurance While booking a family vacation there are some important things you should plan for and we'd like to discuss an insurance topic that many people do not know about or elect to not purchase:...

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Steps parents can take to help their teens be safe!

The first years teenagers spend as drivers are very risky. In fact, teen drivers have the highest death rates of any age group, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While getting a drivers license is an...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen in Portland, OR

Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own - if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At Fox...

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Identity Theft and Data Breach Insurance Protection in Oregon

It has been all over the news lately: data breaches at major retailers have been potentially compromising shoppers debit and credit cards. While your banking institutions and credit card issuers do offer some protection...

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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 in Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas,Oregon, or elsewhere by...

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Cooking is the cause of two out of every five home kitchen fires*

Cooking has long been and continues to be the most common cause of home structure fires and home fire-related injuries. Whether in Portland, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Oregon or elsewhere, preparing for a family dinner or a...

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Have some new Valentine's Day jewelry in the house? Protect it!

Valentine's Day is here, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, candy hearts that say "Be Mine" - and, of course, jewelry. It's exciting to receive jewelry from...

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Winter Weather Safety Tips For Portland, Oregon and Beyond!

In Portland, Beaverton, and throughout the northwest, severe winter weather can occur in many forms. Rain, sleet, ice, snow, hail, blizzards in any combination is possible. Often, a change of only a few degrees in...

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Don't be "that" guy in traffic! - We wanted to know what some of your biggest gripes about those other drivers you share the road with. After tallying our unofficial poll results, we compiled a list of bad habits behind...

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Power outage? Use your generator safely!

Storms or natural disasters in Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, and throughout Oregon and Washington can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period of time. During an outage, portable generators can...

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Using claim data, regardless if you live in Portland, Beaverton, Wilsonville, Oregon, or elsewhere, the following is a list of common causes of fire-related losses as well as some things you can do to help prevent them....

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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value – What does that mean?

An insurance policy's usefulness is determined by the policy language used. Specific policy language determines what is covered, what is excluded and the amounts covered under the policy. Reviewing your insurance policy...

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Falling snow can be picturesque, but it can also wreak havoc on the roads in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and Washington. While no one enjoys driving in snowy or slippery conditions, there are steps you...

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It's just a matter of time. You know it's coming. Everything Mother Nature likes to throw at us every winter. Snow and slush. Freezing rain. Ice and black ice. It's on the way so be prepared. Are prepared for all of...

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Winter has arrived, but there's still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, and throughout Oregon and Washington, so we at Fox...

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Condo Insurance in Beaverton, OR - What does it cover?

Congratulations, you've purchased a condo!! Home ownership with little or no yard work. You can remodel your kitchen, paint the walls and enjoy your new space. During the purchasing process your agent probably told you...

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Household Safety Tips Change With the Season

As winter settles in at Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Lake Oswego and elsewhere, our habits tend to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time frolicking at the beach. That usually...

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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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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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Home Repairs to Make Before Winter

Home Repairs to Make Before Winter Before a family can sit down around the dining room table and enjoy the holiday seasons of winter they must first take care and make preparations to their home during the fall. Before...

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

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How can You Save Money and Energy in your Home

How can You Save Money and Energy in your Home Every month the utility bills come in. Electric, gas, and water. For a home or apartment with children or undisciplined roommates, the monthly utility bills can add up to a...

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Do you Know How to Drive in the Snow?

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What is a Beneficiary?

What is a Beneficiary? Naming a beneficiary is just as important as taking out the policy when talking about life insurance. Life insurance is designed to give your family financial aid should the time arrive that you...

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How to Spot a Bad Mechanic

How to Spot a Bad Mechanic Credit for picture: http://www.edupics.com/coloring-page-auto-mechanic-i8158.html Not all mechanics are bad. In fact, many of them are good, honest, and trustworthy workers. They would rather...

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Top Credit Score Myths

Top Credit Score Myths Credit score is a major concern for millions of Americans. Your credit score dictates many things, including your interest rates, ability to buy a car, and get a mortgage, among other things....

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month In the last month you have probably seen a lot of pink start to pop up. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and because of the pink ribbon that has been created to...

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Drinking and Driving

Drinking and Driving Who drinks and drives? Men. By far, men drink and drive far more often than women. In 2010, 4 in 5 episodes of drinking and driving were incurred by men. Binge Drinkers. 85% of all incidents...

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Maintain Your Car to Save Money

Maintain Your Car to Save Money Car expenses can be costly even before the trouble starts. General maintenance, fluid replacements and periodic tune ups can run up a tap on the individuals who own vehicles. To not...

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Is There More Than One Type of Life Insurance?

Is There More Than One Type of Life Insurance? When you think about life insurance do you feel overwhelmed? It can be hard to navigate the paperwork and the different life insurance policies if you have never purchased...

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Insurance Vocabulary You should Know

Insurance Vocabulary You should Know The world of insurance can be a confusing one for those who don't fully understand it. There is a lot of terminology which is used at every turn, as well as changing rates, different...

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Family Time in Portland

Family Time in Portland Portland, Oregon is a wonderland for families. Everyone who has ever lived there swears by its beauty and culture. They see returning to visit as "going home," even if they've moved far away....

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Your coverage in the dark

When your power goes out, there are often more severe problems to deal with than finding the flashlight. Understanding what you are covered for, in the event of a power outage, may help you feel safer while you are...

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Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs

Have you ever felt like your whole life is revolving around yourself? Your needs, your work schedule, your exercise, your food and so on, can all be very consuming. If you feel that it is time to step outside of...

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Starting Savings Accounts as a Safety Nets

As you are learning how to save, you it is important that you have two types of accounts you are able to fall back on. Putting money away for emergencies and money away for unexpected costs can ensure that you are...

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Is Your Real Estate Coverage Correct?

When you own a home, your home owners insurance can make a huge difference should disaster strike. Looking into your real estate insurance options can ensure that your home is protected even if disaster comes your way....

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Tips on how to become as Healthy as an Olympian

As you're watching the Olympics, entranced by the super athletes, do you ever guiltily glance down at the half eaten bag of potato chips on your lap? Or even look at the clock and realize that you have been watching...

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Workers' Comp 101

If you are an employer, you are probably required by law to have workers' compensation insurance. This insurance will provide you no-fault coverage to employees that are not able to work anymore as a result of a work...

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Healthy Summer Snacks and Desserts

During the summer months, it can be easy to overload on sugar without really thinking about it. When you reach into the freezer for a popsicle or when you stop by a convenience store to pick up a slushie, it is...

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Commercial Liability Insurance

As you are figuring out your insurance needs, you should understand whether or not commercial insurance is right for you. You may be surprised to find that commercial insurance is an investment that you should have made...

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National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

The months of July and August are the most popular months for auto theft. Because so many cars are stolen during this two month period, July has become the National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. So, make sure that you...

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4th of July Safety

As you are getting ready for your 4th of July activities, you should be sure that you know how you are going to make sure that you and your four-legged family members are safe. There are a lot of pets that end up...

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Do NOT Leave Your Child in the Car!

Leaving your child in the car can be very dangerous. There are multiple times throughout the summer months that you may hear horror stories on the news about a mother that accidentally left her child or her children in...

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Home Fire Safety Tips

If you live in an area where there is a good risk of being exposed to fire, then having plans and preparations in place is the best way to deal with the potential emergency. Indeed, these preparations even extend to...

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Summer Fun Safety

Now that summer is here, the kids are going to be out playing and having a blast. It's fun to see them having a great time, but it also is important to see them safe. Summer is one of the most accident prone times of...

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Top 3 Business Insurance Risks

Top 3 Business Insurance Risks Business insurance can be difficult to justify in the budget and it is important to understand what the risks that business insurance will cover. Understanding what business insurance will...

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Benefits of Group Health Insurance

If you run your own company or even a small business, it can be hard to find the right health insurance for your employees. When you are debating about what type of insurance you should provide, group health insurance...

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5 Ways to Protect your Home from Natural Disasters

If you are a homeowner, then natural disasters which could damage your house are going to be a matter of concern. While there is no way to fully predict the future and what it will hold, you can prepare for the worst in...

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The Difference Between Whole Life Insurance and Term Insurance

When you know that you want to get life insurance, you should be sure that you are wise about the type of insurance you purchase. Whole life insurance and term insurance are often two types of life insurance that...

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Myths Of Why You Don’t Need Business Insurance

It is very common for business owners to hear rumors circulating about why business insurance is unnecessary. Indeed, owners will often hear about why business insurance is unlikely to be needed or how it is an optional...

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The Secret to Living a Long Life

While most people believe that the secret to long life lies with adopting a carefree and low stress lifestyle, it turns out that there might be other factors which are more pronounced in the end. Recent studies have...

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What Everyone Should Know About Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is sometimes misunderstood and not always applied to the situation. By being informed about the risks and rewards of having such coverage, you should be able to make the best possible decision about it....

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The Most and Least Stolen Cars Around the Block

When you go car shopping, you should be sure that you consider which cars are stolen the most and which cars are stolen the least. You do not want to walk out to pick up your car and find that someone has taken your car...

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Why Married Couples Should Look Into Life Insurance

If you are married and do not yet have life insurance, it is well worth looking into. Married couples need life insurance in order to protect them and cover them from a variety of circumstances. It is a part of getting...

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Renters Insurance

There are many people that rent without realizing how important it is to purchase renters insurance. When you are contemplating renting, you should be sure that you understand these five reasons that renters insurance...

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Why You Need Business Insurance

There are many different reasons why you may need business insurance. When you do not have business insurance you may be exposing yourself to some serious liability issues. Just one mishap may cause your business to be...

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Spring is coming to Oregon!

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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Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day with varying degrees of seriousness. While most of these incidents are family harmless, the serious ones demand that people be aware of the road. In order to be safer on the road, here are...

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Be Prepared for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road in Portland Oregon and beyond!

No matter the season, rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Oregon. Fox Insurance Agency wants you to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its...

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Teach teens to drive safely in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere - and help save their lives!

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem among youths 13...

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Things to keep in mind when buying a car in Oregon

Buying a new car in Portland or Beaverton is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. Here at...

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Preventing Identity Theft At Tax Time

Even if you're expecting a refund, tax time can be stressful. Gathering all the necessary income and financial information, making sure forms are completed and filed on time, and waiting to see if you'll owe or get...

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Renters Insurance in Portland, Oregon and Beyond!

If you rent a house or apartment, your possessions are NOT covered under your landlord's policy. Having renters insurance can protect your belongings and give you peace of mind. For more information about...

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Tips to stay safe during your snowmobile vacation

If you live or vacation where the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling, some people are content to cozy up next to the fire with a good book and concentrate on staying warm. For others, though, it's time to get...

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Throwing a New Year’s Eve Party? Tips On Being A Responsible Host!

"Those throwing a party in Portland, Oregon or any location where alcohol is served have both a legal and moral responsibility to make sure that their guests are capable of getting home safely," said Loretta Worters,...

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Staying For the Snow in Oregon and Washington This Winter? Protect Your Motorhome and RV From the Cold

First things first: If you're a snowbird, and headed away from Portland and Beaverton this winter to a sunnier and warmer spot, you can move on to the next article. Just know that we here at Fox Insurance Agency wish...

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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 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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Celebrate the Season of Light in Oregon Safely

Candles, lights and decorations are an essential part of the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also increase the risk of fire and injury. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure nearly 3,000...

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Smoke Detector Safety

Having properly functioning smoke detectors is essential to the safety of your home and family. Learn how to keep you and your family safe. Call Fox Insurance Agency for tips on how to save money on your home,...

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Is Your Oregon Home as Energy Efficient as it Could Be?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues here in Oregon and Washington, and they're not only annoying, they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills....

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When the Weather Turns in Oregon, Make Sure Your Home is Ready

Summer has ended, but there's no need to fret here in Portland and Beaverton: Fall brings with it crisp, cool days, wonderful colors - and football season! It also brings some maintenance tasks Fox Insurance Agency...

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Tips On Renting A Car For The Thanksgiving Holiday

It is estimated that over 42 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home this Thanksgiving holiday. Since many of these travelers will be renting a car, it is important they understand car rental...

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Trees and Insurance: Tips on What Is and Is Not Covered

One of the most frequent questions we receive from consumers in Portland, Oregon and beyond is whether their insurance covers fallen trees. For tips on how to save money and get better protection on all your...

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Figure Out Your Auto Insurance Needs

When choosing auto insurance, you want complete coverage for the best price. There's a lot to think about when choosing auto insurance. In some states, to license your car you must carry liability coverage for damages...

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High Wind Protection For Commercial Property

High winds happen everywhere, even in Portland As many building owners across Oregon know, the threat of high winds can be very damaging to windows, roofs, signs and other fixtures on the outside of a commercial...

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Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Family In Oregon

Each year house fires occur more frequently during the winter months due to holiday decorations, malfunctioning furnaces, and increased use of cooking appliances and fireplaces, according to the U.S. Fire Administration....

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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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“Tricks” For Making Your Halloween Party Safe

Scary Thought: You Could Be Liable if Guests Drink Too Much At Your Halloween Party! - Halloween can be a fun time of trick-or-treating, jack-o'-lanterns and costume parties, but it can also be a deadly time of...

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Halloween Safety Guide

For some great tips to make your Halloween safe and fun please visit the following website: http://www.halloween-safety.com For tips on keeping your home insurance safe and to get the best for all your insurance needs...

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Proper Home Maintenance: Tips In Preventing Losses

Properly maintaining your home is an important responsibility and will save you money through the years. Homeowners insurance does not cover you for "everyday mishaps" that you could have prevented. This video will show...

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Winterizing Your Boat in Oregon

Whether you've got a rowboat or a big cabin cruiser, we here at Fox Insurance Agency want to make sure you have the tips you need to keep your boat protected when it's not in use. The first step in winterizing your boat...

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Winter Driving Tips for the Pacific Northwest

In many cities and towns throughout Oregon and Washington it's difficult (if not downright impossible) to remain house bound during the winter season. Therefore, the following tips should help drivers deal with the...

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Money Saving Tips for New Car Buyers

Getting a deal on a new car takes a little patience, a bit of research and some luck. If you're in the market for a new car, check out the following tips: Finding the right car Visit some dealerships and search for the...

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School Bus Safety

Teaching your children a few simple guidelines about the school bus will help keep them out of harm's way and help get them home safe and sound. For tips on how to save money and get better protection on your...

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Is Your Home Underinsured?

For many people, their home is their most valuable asset. Do you have enough home owner insurance coverage to completely rebuild your home in Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego or elsehwere? Have you recently talked with...

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Fox Insurance Agency, your Portland, Oregon Independent Insurance Agency.

Choice, as described in the video below, is a compelling reason to choose Fox Insurance Agency as your Independent Insurance Agency. Contact Fox Insurance Agency today for more information at 503-277-2300 or ...

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Easy tips to help keep your car from early retirement!

There are many ways to help increase your vehicle's longevity while at the same time keeping your peace of mind intact. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of one of your largest investments. Make it your...

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How to Avoid Buying a Flooded Car in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere. You Tube Video.

Before you buy a used car, be sure you know the vehicle's history. In the video below, you receive tips on how to identify a flooded car so you can protect yourself from purchasing a lemon. For information on ...

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Test Your Insurance IQ: Life Insurance You Tube Video

Do you know the difference between Term and Whole life insurance? Permanent versus Variable policies? Make sure you understand the basics about life insurance. For more information about life insurance and other...

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Uninsured Motorists in Portland, Oregon and beyond! You Tube Video.

Drivers with no auto insurance coverage are more common than you think. And unless your own policy protects you, getting involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist will cost you. Contact us today at Fox...

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You Live in Hail Country Oregon. Are You Prepared?

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, or other parts of Oregon or Washington, or elsewhere, hail storms don't last long, but they pack a real punch. Every year, hail causes nearly $1 billion in damages,...

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Road Rage in Portland Oregon and beyond! You Tube Video.

Studies show that perceptions of "aggressive driving" vary across the country and your actions behind the wheel may mean very different things to different drivers. Learn some safety tips courtesy of Fox Insurance...

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Let’s keep our lawns and ourselves safe in Oregon

For many of our neighbors in Portland and Beaverton, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000...

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Summer and Fall Vacation Safety: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

We love it here , but summertime and fall is the time for getting away! And whether your escape is by air, land or sea, Fox Insurance Agency can help ensure you are covered. Just because you're on vacation, though,...

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Portland, Summers Mean Backyard Grilling Safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon. And grilling isn't just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and...

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Who to Contact in an Emergency Situation in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere!

If the unthinkable happens, we here at Fox Insurance Agency understand that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. We know that information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Sites...

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Should you buy life insurance?

It is commonly agreed by many financial experts that life insurance should be the cornerstone of sound financial planning. The following are just a few examples of the many uses and benefits life insurance can offer: ...

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Oregon Riders – Be Safe on Your Motorcycle!

To stay safe on Portland and Beaverton streets, you need the right skills to control your ride, and the best safety equipment for just-in-case. Fox Insurance Agency cares about your safety - so keep these helpful tips...

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What to do if something happens on, or to your boat

Being on the water in your boat can be a real joy, but it pays to know what to do if you're involved in an accident in Oregon and Washington, or if something happens to your personal watercraft (PWC) when it's on shore....

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You need more than a tarp to keep your boat covered

Whether you own a Jet Ski, a small ski boat, fishing boat, or a 26 foot cruiser, knowing that you're covered by the right boat insurance should give you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy every minute of your boating...

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Controlling Product Liability Loss in Oregon

When a company adopts certain management and operating principles, it can minimize or even eliminate products liability losses. Working these principles into your organization requires a systematic, coordinated loss...

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Common Misunderstandings About Portland Car Insurance

When purchasing Portland Car Insurance, or auto insurance in Beaverton, Vancouver, Oregon, Washington, or anywhere else, it's important to understand the factors that affect your car insurance premium rates and...

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Recreational Vehicle and Motorhome Safety Tips

Avoid any 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...

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You may need special coverage to properly insure your jewelry and other valuables!

In most cases a standard homeowners insurance policy like a Portland Home Insurance policy will typically include coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. These items are generally...

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Avoid Slips and Falls at Your Workplace in Portland

Surprising to many, slips and falls are the second leading causes of loss for business in Oregon. Fortunately, they can often be prevented with a few simple maintenance and cleaning procedures. Most slips and...

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Understanding Identity Theft in Portland, Oregon

Your Identity Belongs to You. Some Suggestions From Fox Insurance Agency to Help Protect It. Today, identity theft is a problem facing all of us. It is critical that we be on guard and take appropriate measures to...

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Purchasing, safety tips for your boat trailer in Oregon and Washington

Along with owning a boat a trailer is commonly an essential requirement. It is important that when purchasing a trailer in Oregon, Washington or elsewhere, that you stay within the trailers recommended capacity...

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Your Guide to Oregon Personal Watercraft Safety

We recognize at Fox Insurance Agency that one of the fastest growing American pastimes in Oregon and Washington is recreational boating. Although many boaters cruise the waterways in powerboats and sailboats, personal...

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Lowering the Cost of Classic Car Insurance in Portland, Oregon

How much you pay for classic car insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance with Fox Insurance brokers in Oregon and...

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Lowering the Cost of Homeowners & Renters Insurance in Oregon

Who doesn't want to save money on homeowners insurance? For homeowners and renters in Portland and Beaverton - and elsewhere - you have options when it comes to lowering your home insurance costs. How You Can Lower Your...

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Lower the Cost of Your Auto Insurance in Oregon

Drivers ask the team at Fox Insurance Agency this more than just about anything else - how do you save money on auto insurance policies? There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of your car...

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Oregon vacationers: Lower the Cost of your Motorhome Insurance

Insurance might be a necessity, but spending lots of money on it isn't. We here at Fox Insurance know that you'd rather be mapping out your next destination instead of worrying about your bank balance, so read our...

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Recreational Vehicle and Motorhome Safety Tips

Avoid any 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...

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Summer Means More Teens in the Workplace

Business news often reports that it's difficult for teenagers to find work here in Oregon but nonetheless, as summer approaches thousands of teenagers will enter the workforce, many for the first time. This is an...

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Estimate Your Home Value to Match Coverage Limits in Portland, Oregon

Your home may be worth as much or more than your retirement account. As a result, it makes sense to track your home insurance as carefully as you do your 401k. Getting Started with Fox Insurance If you haven't checked...

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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 a knowledgeable...

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Oregon Riders – Be Safe on Your Motorcycle!

To stay safe on Portland and Beaverton streets, you need the right skills to control your ride, and the best safety equipment for just-in-case. Fox Insurance Agency wants you to be safe out there - so keep these helpful...

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Green Boating Tips for Earth Day in Oregon, Washington

With Earth Day fast approaching, we here at Fox Insurance Agency thought it would be a good time to talk about preventative measures you can take to avoid harming the environment, in addition to carrying an insurance...

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Estimating Your Boats Value in Oregon, Washington

Buying, selling or insuring a boat in Portland or Beaverton? First you'll need to know how much your boat and/or motor is worth. Here are a few popular pricing guides as references. NADA BUC Also, you can check out...

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Keep Your Boat in Top Shape Year-Round

Boat Maintenance Tips for Oregon and Washington Proper maintenance can extend the life of your boat, reduce the need for costly repairs, and help ensure the safety of your passengers in Oregon. Clean and Care for Your...

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Lowering the Cost of Motorcycle Insurance in Oregon, Washington

Simple steps can lead to savings in your pocket. Spending less money is much easier than perfecting your tight turns at high speeds on a gravel road. Take a look at some simple ways to lower your motorcycle insurance...

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OSHA Offers Free Consultations to Oregon Small Businesses

Oregon, did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers small businesses free, workplace safety consultations? During the OSHA 2010 fiscal year they provided consultations to 26,000 small...

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Registering Your Boat Before You Hit the Water in Oregon

Although they are often skippered by teens and young adults, boats are not toys. Both the craft and its operator must comply with all Federal and state requirements, no matter whether you live in Oregon or Washington or...

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You Live on Shaky Ground. Are You Prepared in Portland, Oregon?

Believe it or not, every state in the U.S. has some degree of risk from earthquakes, including Oregon and Washington. If you live in an area susceptible to earthquakes, make sure you speak with Fox Insurance Agency in...

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Emergency Management Programs

An Integral Part of Your Overall Business Plan A comprehensive emergency management program is a necessary part of any business, and Fox Insurance Agency wants all businesses in Oregon to be prepared. According to the ...

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Don't wait until it's too late to change your wiper blades

Clear vision is essential to safe driving, especially in the wintertime. Neglect your wiper blades, and you may find yourself in hazardous weather situations with limited vision. The most important aspect of driving is...

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Suggestions For Dealing With a Water Emergency

It's happened. There's water everywhere - in your walls, under your carpets and soaking into your belongings. Whether caused by a burst pipe, a broken water heater or flooding, there are things you can do immediately to...

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Winter Driving Tips - Portland, Beaverton and Beyond

Snow and high winds pose threats to Oregon motorists throughout the winter, making safe driving and well-maintained vehicles of greater importance than ever, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)....

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Saving Money On Oregon Auto Insurance

If you knew a gas station across town was selling gas for 20 cents less than the station a half mile from your house, odds are you'd drive over there to save money filling up your tank. Did you know that spending a few...

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Figure Out Your Car Insurance Needs

When choosing car insurance, you want complete coverage for the best price. There's a lot to think about when choosing your car insurance. In some states, to license your car you must: Carry liability coverage for...

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You Could Be Liable if Guests Drink Too Much At Your Party

The holidays can be a fun time for parties, but it can also be a deadly time of increased drunk driving. Anyone hosting a party for the holidays or otherwise in Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego or anywhere else should...

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Don't let your holidays become an opportunity for criminals

For many of us, the holidays are a mixture of fun and frantic shopping, joyful times and a hectic pace. Criminals, however, see the holiday season as full of opportunities - the perfect time to take advantage of...

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Don't Make DUI Part Of Your Holiday Festivities

If you were to conduct a poll of Americans, it's likely that a vast majority would associate New Year's Eve with drunk driving. But the reality is the danger of being hit by a drunk driver or receiving a citation for...

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Determine Your Homeowners Insurance Needs

What's the secret to selecting the right amount of insurance coverage? Simple - the more information you provide, the easier Fox Insurance can create a homeowner policy that's right for you. Portland Homeowners...

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Small Business Insurance Basics

Insurers often combine a number of insurance coverages into a package that is sold as a single contract. The most common policy for small businesses is the Businessowners Policy (BOP).The BOP combines coverage for all...

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