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Be ready to act fast if you lose your purse or wallet!

AS joyful and wonderful as the holidays can be, we all know that unfortunate accidents or misfortunes can take us by surprise and fill us with panic. That being said: this Christmas season, let the team at Jack Bradley...

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Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and...

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Do I notify my insurance agent when I pay off my car loan?

As your local, hometown insurance agency, Jack Bradley Agency, Inc., wants YOU as the consumer to be informed, so we offer some “DID YOU KNOWS,” to make sure you follow important steps to take as the insured during...

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Need a Thanksgiving Trivia Game?

Happy Thanksgiving from our Jack Bradley Agency family to yours! Our normal Tuesday morning staff meeting was replaced with Thanksgiving breakfast complete with some Thanksgiving trivia. Competition was fierce....

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Recycle & Save the Environment

Dear future treasure-hunters and those wanting to make a difference for the environment, Everyone has heard the term, “recycle.” We talked about recycling in a recent staff meeting at Jack Bradley Agency. One of...

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Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time...

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Boos and Woofs: It scares them too! Halloween and Pets

Boos and Woofs: It scares them too! “Sticky Fingers, Tired Feet; One Last House, Trick-or-treat!!” Oh Halloween, we meet again my spooky friend! Once a year we have an excuse to dress up and enjoy a night full of...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week October 21 -27th

DID YOU KNOW that National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 21-27? Our children and teens are priceless so teaching our youth to recognize the importance of driving safely is critical. Make it a goal this week and...

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Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we...

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Pooches and Festivals

Festivals are so much fun and even better when your furry ones are allowed to attend. Here are some tips to make the day more enjoyable for both YOU and YOUR PET. These are great tips for festivals or any other day...

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Fall in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

Don't you love fall in the Northeast Georgia Mountains? Our community has no shortage of fun things to do with several events that start tonight and keep going through the weekend. There is something for everyone...

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5 Things to Do Now as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

Consider these tips as we are watching Hurricane Florence steadily moving toward the east coast. Get started on a plan today before the storm gets any closer. CREATE AN EMERGENCY NOTEBOOK Create an emergency...

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Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

For many of our neighbors, 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 people are treated for...

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Fire Protection Class and Your Homeowner Insurance Rate

Public Protection Class is a very mysterious and often misunderstood discussion in homeowners insurance. The lack of available information online and the multi-variable methodology in determining protection class is,...

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6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of...

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Answers to Your Short Term Rental Insurance Questions

Jack Bradley Agency can keep you protected with the coverage that is important when you lease your home to others, especially when the renter is changing frequently.Traditional Homeowner Insurance can’t provide coverage...

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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 with a boat), 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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The Insurance for Your Antique Auto Needs to Change as the Value Changes

Unlike a regular use automobile the value of an Antique Auto typically goes up. As the owner of an Antique or Classic Automobile you know the value of your vehicle when you purchase the insurance. But as time goes by...

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Need Help Getting Started with a Home Inventory?

Thinking about creating a home inventory but find it overwhelming? Getting started is easy with this tool from Safeco Insurance Company. Check out this link and download the app right on your phone or Ipad. Get...

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Baby Talk at Jack Bradley Agency

Baby talk is going round at Jack Bradley Agency thanks to our own Justin Sutton and his wife Molly. Baby Rosie joined big sister Ava this week. Ava's expression in this picture sums up exactly what we are all thinking.....

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and...

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Know When It is Time to Ask for Help

There seems to be much wisdom in recognizing the things in life that we are not good at and that we should seek help in those actions or activities. The problem I have seen over the course of my career is continuing...

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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more...

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Agent John Herrin earns National Insurance Industry Designation

Certified Insurance Counselor, CIC is one of the most advanced, highly recognized professional education designation programs in the insurance industry. The program provides a comprehensive and continuing education...

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Agent Trent Perry celebrates 13 Year Anniversary at Jack Bradley Agency

Jack Bradley Agency celebrates 13 years of service with agent Trent Perry. We applaud Trent for being a lifelong learner. Studying and gaining industry and product knowledge that can truly help his customers has been...

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Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for...

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One time when it's OK to put all your eggs in one basket.

How many times have you heard it, “Don’t put your eggs in one basket”? There is an exception to everything and putting your eggs in one basket when it comes to insurance is one of those times. We all love discounts...

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What happens if my vehicle is stolen?

Purchasing a new vehicle is fun and scary at the same time. There are so many options to consider and YES it's a big investment so you may have lots of questions when it comes to insurance and how to best protect your...

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When you call your motorcycle baby... you want the insurance to be just as special.

His Instagram caption started with “My baby...” But, before I read the caption, it was the beauty of the picture that first caught my attention. The stunning young wife and the gorgeous scenery with Yonah Mountain...

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Jack Bradley Agency Recognized as Safeco Elite Agent by Safeco Insurance Company

Safeco Insurance has recognized Jack Bradley Agency, as a Safeco® Elite Agent based upon outstanding performance and our commitment to serve customers as a trusted advisor. Fewer than 10% of independent insurance...

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Would you like to join the Jack Bradley Agency Team?

We love insurance at Jack Bradley Agency and we love our team! We work hard together and we take time to have fun together. Giving back to our community is important to us. A few us enjoyed bowling together last...

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Short-Term Rental Insurance: What do I know? What do I need? Where do I find it?

"Our Mountain Fantasy" - Ellijay, GA (Photo Courtesy of Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals) I have two really great friends. One lives in an urban area in the middle of a “rehab revival” and the other bought a second home...

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Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem...

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How much Life Insurance Can You Get for One Dollar A Day?

The title of this article makes us utilize a wise strategy for obtaining goals that may seem too big for you to achieve. Many professionals in the education or coaching field tell us that one of the best ways to...

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Preventing Water Damage According to John and Hamp

With all the rain to come this spring, a little maintenance goes a long way. Hamp likes making videos with his dad, but we sense he's a bit stir crazy from all the days inside. He's ready to get outside and play! Check...

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10 Tiny Gift Ideas to Spread A Little Valentine's Day Love

Guess what? You don’t have to spend a fortune to spread a little love this week. We grabbed a couple of items this weekend while running errands that would be great for friends and family. Valentine's Day is not...

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No time for lunch? 10 Lunch Options to Keep on Hand at Your Office

Even though we all know making time for lunch can make for a much more productive afternoon, there are days when it’s just not possible. It’s got to be easy, got to be quick, and it’s got to be nutritious or you’ll...

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Brrr, It's Cold Outside! Keep those pets warm and toasty!

BRRR, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! Oh, how pretty a winter wonderland can be! Cute warm fuzzy clothing, beautiful sceneries and hot chocolate to warm our hearts. But it also means cold days and nights, common colds are on...

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What are you doing to keep your office healthy during winter flu season?

What are you doing to keep your office healthy during winter flu season? Flu season comes around every year and 2018 is no exception. It seems that the flu is hitting especially hard this year. We are hearing about it...

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Tips for Buying a Safe Car

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone)....

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