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How Should I Budget for Business Insurance?

Your business insurance should cover every possible risk for your operation. It may surprise you that as a basic calculation, the entire range of business insurances, including commercial liability, commercial property insurance, health insurance for employees, workers’ compensation, and other insurances should be budgeted at about 20 to 30 percent of expected gross sales. Smaller businesses can expect to budget far less. Every industry, and...

How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway

It’s a situation that eventually irritates most homeowners: motor oil stains on the driveway. Whether it’s caused by worn seals, roadway mishaps or clumsy upkeep, even the most meticulously maintained vehicle can wind up depositing that dark, gooey gunk right in front of your proud home.A Labor of Love Given the attention and care we put into maintaining our homes – more than 10 hours...

Useful Apps for Homeowners

Your house is most likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.Do you have the right tools to help you manage it? And no, we aren’t talking about the ones in your toolbox (although those are definitely important).We’re talking about apps specifically designed to help you easily manage the many aspects of owning and operating your home. From landscape design to planning your next...

Why Did My Auto Insurance Rate Go Up?

At ERIE, we don’t take the price you pay for car insurance lightly. Like most companies today, we’re facing increased costs of doing business. And we know that you are facing rising costs too, on everything from gasoline to breakfast cereal to housing.And while a lot of factors go into what you pay – from vehicle safety ratings to your personal driving history – striking the...

Tips to Keep Your Football Tailgate Safe

Whether you’re in love with the game or the food, football season has officially arrived. That means the fun of tailgating season has also begun. It takes a lot of effort to host a successful tailgate, but it’s important to keep yourself, your cars, and your guests safe. Here’s what you need to know and do before the big tailgate…we mean game.Make a Plan First...