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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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Keep your chimney clean and safe by choosing the right wood

Agent John Herrin and his son Hamp are enjoying the snowy weekend in Georgia. John loves heating with wood on winter days and they are sharing some of their tips for chimney safety in this video.

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Heating with Wood in Your Home

Do you take advantage of wood heat? We at Jack Bradley Agency want to remind you to be safe this winter if you burn wood within your home. Heating with wood can be one of the most efficient and enjoyable ways to...

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What's in your car while you are in the mall?

Think about what’s in your car while you are in the mall shopping for Christmas? Just a few extra precautions can keep your stuff safe while you are shopping during the holidays. Unload your car and remove anything that’...

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Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and...

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How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad...

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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could...

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Do you think your pet deserves the best care?

Simply put, "no one loves you like your pet", now you can love them back with Pet Insurance Your pet is your best friend and no one loves you like a best friend. Dogs and puppies wait anxiously for you to arrive home...

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Who wants to go to the dentist? Dental Insurance can ease the pain.

Dental Insurance can’t make a trip to the dentist office pain free. But Dental Insurance sure can make it less painful when it comes to hitting your purse or wallet. The number of requests that we have at Jack Bradley...

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Yes. I'd like to Report a Burglary: Someone Stole My Health Insurance

"Rules of the game" concerning buying an Individual or Family Health Insurance Policy Health Insurance rates have risen so drastically in the last few years. Also, the amount you have to pay on out of pocket before the...

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Notary Insurance is important. Are you protected?

Maybe it’s not the fault of the notary, but now there is a pending lawsuit. Mistakes happen even when notaries are doing their job correctly. A notary can be sued and pay excessive legal expenses just defending...

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Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a...

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We say YES to Insurance for these 17 Home Types

What if your home insurance requires specialization? As an independent agent we can insure homes that are outside the definition of the traditional owner occupied home. It's easy for us to say YES when you ask for...

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Who Invited Inflation to The Party??

In the Health World we have heard of things for years that are referred to as “Silent Killers”. By definition, these are things that may be slowly and or unexpectedly harming our health. Well, there appears to be a “...

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

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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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Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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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 won’t...

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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 a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be...

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8 THINGS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE AGENT IF YOU ARE MOVING

It’s true, you have a lot on your “To Do” list if you are planning to move to a new home or to a new business location. We think it's important to ask your insurance agent these 8 questions. They can help you uncover...

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Teen Driving Safety

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up: Car...

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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 and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still,...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If...

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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 this...

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10 TIPS YOU MUST ASK ABOUT YOUR HOMEOWNER POLICY BEFORE WINTER STRIKES

We think it’s a great time to Prepare Your Homeowner Insurance Policy for Winter. In our experience, it’s common for homeowner insurance claims to occur during the winter, so we encourage you to be prepared. Here’s a...

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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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Teaching our high school students how to be Business Leaders - The Code of Ethics

Each year high schools across America are inducting newly elected officers into the organization - Future Business Leaders of America. It is an opportunity for students to begin their journey towards truly becoming the...

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5 QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING WHEN YOU TURN 65 - Medicare Supplements and Prescription Drug Cards

You Just Received Your Medicare Card in the mail and you may be asking —What do I do Next? Typically in the month that you turn 65 you will be eligible for Medicare for your Health Coverage. Many of our clients get...

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Wedding Insurance - Because Big Things Can Go Wrong

If we had to guess, this bouquet of balloons was probably released after a wedding and didn’t make it up up and away. If our guess is correct, it was a minor detail of a wedding that didn’t go exactly as planned. Why...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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Right at Home with Jack Bradley Agency - Apple Recipes

Nothing like the smell of something cooking with apples to make you feel at home. And that’s why we are sharing two of Jan Barnette’s tested and proven delicious apple recipes. It’s the same thing that we want you to...

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When You Need More than Home and Auto Insurance

Would you like an insurance plan that can take care of all your product needs and maximize all of the available discounts?When you think about Insurance, you typically think of automobile and homeowner insurance. What...

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Guess What?? There are SEASONS of Life to buy Insurance that you can’t miss!!

Have you ever figured out a better way of doing something? Some ways just make more sense and work out much better. Keep reading and I will share with you a better way that they never taught you in school. Here’s the...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

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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Go Outside and Play in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

Did your parents ever say, “go outside and play”? We believe there is no need to stop, even if you are all grown up. Playing outside as adults keeps us happy and healthy. If you are lucky enough to live in the...

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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 for...

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I Think I Can

When your, “I THINK I CAN” attitude needs a little boost, a visit to the train tracks might be just what you need. If you happen to live in or around Cornelia Georgia then you have the perfect place to get motivated and...

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THINGS YOU LOVE REQUIRE ATTENTION - ANTIQUE AUTOS

At Jack Bradley Agency we know how much antique auto owners love their cars. We also know, the things you love require attention. Fall will be here soon and that has us thinking about antique autos. Why? Because fall...

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Your Annual “Get Out of Jail Free Card” Can Be Used This Fall if You Are on Medicare!

Many of us know of the “Get out of Jail Free Card” used in the board game Monopoly. Simply put, this card can be used in the game to get you out of a bad situation without having to suffer the full consequences. Well, a...

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Getting the Right Insurance for your Georgia Short Term Rental Property

Homeowner Insurance can’t provide proper coverage for the unique exposures of short term rentals. The number of requests for insurance quotes for short term rental insurance or vacation rental insurance is growing in...

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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Go Mobile with Jack Bradley Agency

It's easy to go mobile with Jack Bradley Agency. Simply visit http://m.jackbradley.com on your mobile phone so you can bookmark it for later access. We are focused on making insurance easy for you. What's on the mobile...

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Traveling Abroad? 2 Tips to Save you Time and Frustration

Traveling this summer and only have space for a small bag or backpack, then organization is your key!Think about how neat and orderly your bag looks when you leave home. And then think about the times that you could...

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way...

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Is Selling Insurance Like Preaching OR is Preaching like Selling Insurance???

After nineteen years of selling insurance, I am wondering if I am not starting to sound more like a Preacher than an Insurance Agent. I have noticed many similarities between the two professions as time has passed and I...

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Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its own...

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HVAC Contractors, A Big Part of Your Insurance Puzzle Is Missing

Most contractors that I work with every day are busy, but they're not too busy to really care about their business and, more importantly, their customers. Customers are the lifeblood of everyone's business. As a...

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Full Glass Coverage for your Automobile by: Kelley Herrin

You hear it before you see it, the noise of a rock hitting your windshield. Now you have to deal with a broken or damaged windshield on your car. Your automobile insurance policy provides coverage for damaged glass IF...

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

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

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4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your community,...

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Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

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...

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The 30 Year Fallout of the “Buy Term Life Insurance and Invest the Difference” Methodology

The year was 1985. I was 11 years old and it would be another 11 years before I would graduate college and begin my career as an insurance agent. A wave of new thinking had spread across my hometown with a new strategy...

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Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or attend)...

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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two 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...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Spring is here, 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 things you need to...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Georgia

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

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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more Georgia residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues...

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Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Georgia, it may be a good time of the year to provide...

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the...

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let...

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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 town 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 your house stays safe while...

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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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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that matters. It's...

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Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),...

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It's Boating Season!

I think everyone can agree that summer in Northeast Georgia can get very hot. Time on the lake is certainly enjoyed by many of us and for good reason. We have some of the most beautiful lakes right here in out back yard....

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Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

"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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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...

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Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Jack Bradley Agency, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these tips to...

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

While fall and winter 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: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%...

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Insuring the Important Things In Life

Fly the friendly skies. M'mm M'mm Good. Put a tiger in your tank. So easy a caveman could do it. Have it your way. There's no shortage of company taglines in today's fast-paced world of advertising. They're memorable,...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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How Does Everybody Know That I Am Turning 65 Next Year???? Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage Plan, and Part D Rx Overload!

By: Trent C. Perry, MDRT A funny thing happens when you turn 64, suddenly, every Health Insurance Company in America seems to know that you are 1 year from the age of qualifying for Medicare. You will start to receive...

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Car Insurance in Cornelia, Georgia in Fifteen Minutes?

Car Insurance in Cornelia, Georgia and Cleveland, Georgia in fifteen minutes that will save you fifteen percent is absolutely possible! Answer a few basic questions and we can churn out quotes as quickly as any agent...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

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 Jack...

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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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Make Sure Your Pets Travel Well for the Holidays

The holiday season is here - time to eat good food and join together with loved ones. For many who have families far away, this is also is the time to pack up and get out of Georgia. If you are gearing up to travel and...

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Long Term Care Awareness Month

We are seeing that prices are increasing at such an alarming rate, people can no longer wait to they retire to secure their Long Term Care Coverage. We are recommending that people obtain their Long Term Care protection...

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Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in Georgia. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities...

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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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Understanding Fire Protection Class

One of the tools that homeowner insurance companies use to determine how much you will pay for your homeowner insurance is your fire protection class. Fire protection classes range from 1 – 10. An independent company...

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Back to School Safety Reminders

The end of summer in Georgia means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football! But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra...

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Affordable Care Act Facts

The Affordable Care Act Points that we know so far (As of August 21, 2013): 1. The open window to purchase the new Marketplace or Exchange policies is Oct. 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Everyone must have some health...

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Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

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 Jack Bradley Agency we want you to be...

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When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories - whether at home or away But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Each year, homes in...

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Medicare Flavors

Tips for Turning 65 and Going on Medicare By Trent C. Perry Jack Bradley Agency, Inc. I tell my clients often that Medicare has so many choices that it is like Baskin Robbins—31 flavors of Medicare! There are Medicare...

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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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It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a time of new beginnings in Georgia - and now is a great time to take on some cleaning and organization tasks around your home. If you're anything like many of us here at Jack Bradley Agency, some of these...

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