9
Jun

Common Exposures All Airbnb Hosts Should Consider

  In today’s technologically advanced world, individuals have a unique opportunity to efficiently rent out their homes, spare bedrooms or other accommodations through Airbnb, an online hospitality company. For travellers, Airbnb is a convenient platform that provides affordable and flexible alternatives to hotels. For property owners and tenants, the service easily connects various rental units with prospective occupants and makes

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20
Jan

REDUCE YOUR INSURANCE PREMIUMS WITH THESE STEPS

2016 has been off to a rocky start in Alberta, and the future isn’t looking any brighter. With the increase in unemployment, mixed with the dropping price of oil and a Loonie that looks more like a Peso; savings in everyday fixed costs are more important than ever. While insurance may seem like a fixed cost, this may not always

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17
Jun

Water Protection, are you covered?

Did you know? Weather patterns are changing worldwide, a trend that’s affecting Canada directly. Canada has an average of 20 more rain days a year than in the 1950s. Severe weather events that used to happen every 40 years can now be expected to happen every six years. Canada sustains 20 times the amount of storms and floods than we

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17
Sep

Choosing an Insurance Broker

Are you searching for a new insurance brokerage, but don’t know where to begin? Here at Alpine Insurance & Financial Services we like to think that we offer some of the most comprehensive insurance policies in all of Alberta. But we also know that choosing a new broker or brokerage is about more than just the types of coverage we

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13
May

How is your lifestyle impacting your insurance?

Over the past two weeks we’ve brought you a couple different blog posts on the importance of reading over your insurance policies and understanding their limits. This week we want to go ahead and address your lifestyle as it pertains to your insurance needs. Let’s start with your biggest asset: your home. Is your home protected? Aside from knowing your

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21
Dec

Money Saving Resolutions

A new year means that is time again for resolutions! Of course there will the usual suspects – you’ll want to exercise more and eat better, spend more time with family and friends, save money, etc. But we have four resolutions for you that maybe you wouldn’t think of on your own! Check them out: This year I will… Improve

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2
Nov

Is All This Crazy Weather Going to Impact My Insurance Premiums?

We have all been watching the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as it clobbers the Eastern Seaboard. While looking at images of destroyed homes and damaged property, one can’t help but think about how common these stories have become in recent years. Whether it’s massive droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms or ragingwildfires, extreme weather is here to stay. Year

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13
Sep

Seven car insurance Myths

Seven Insurance Myths When talking to friends and family members, I am stillamazed at the misconceptions people have with regards to their car insurance. It’s time to debunk some of these myths! Below is a list of the most common insurance myths I get asked about and the truths about them. Myth # 1. I have my car and my

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16
Jun

What do I need to ask when buying car insurance in Alberta?

When talking to your insurance broker aboutpurchasing car insurance, it is important to keep the following in mind: What’s not covered: Use your insurance broker as a resource and ask what ISN’T covered by your auto policy. Be honest: Neglecting to disclose information can cause a lot of problems for you in the future. Consider your risk tolerance before increasing

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26
May

Do consumers prefer buying insurance online or from a broker?

Despite all the talk about purchasing products on the internet, the vast majority of people continue to prefer buying their insurance from a real person versus online. The internet has emerged as an incredible tool for consumers, but it doesn’t eliminate the preference for the human approach when buying complex products such as insurance. A recent survey from Accenture, polled

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