Blog | Auto Insurance Advice, Save Money, Cheap Motor Vehicle Tips | Shirley Katz Inc. http://www.shirleykatz.com Shirley Katz Insurance offers insurance in Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, and East Stroudsburg. We commonly beat companies such as State Farm, Allstate and Erie. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:47:47 GMT Bundles http://www.shirleykatz.com/bundles What&#39;s the beef with bundles?&nbsp; Every time you turn on the television or the radio, you see or hear an insurance commercial talking about the importance of bundling your policies.&nbsp; Why is this so important and how will it impact your life?&nbsp; These are good questions and hopefully I can shed a little light on this latest trend in the industry.<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/bundles'>Continue Reading...</a> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:48:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/bundles Protecting your home from winter http://www.shirleykatz.com/protecting-your-home-from-winter Protect Your Home<br /> &nbsp;Whether you love the snow and cold or are anxiously awaiting spring, this winter has been the worst we&rsquo;ve seen in many years.&nbsp; Despite your opinion of the fluffy stuff, deep snow and temperatures staying below freezing for so long can put a strain on your home.&nbsp; Leaking roofs, wet basements, chimney fires and power outages are common problems.<br /> &nbsp;<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/protecting-your-home-from-winter'>Continue Reading...</a> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:36:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/protecting-your-home-from-winter Shirley Katz and A.W.S.O.M. http://www.shirleykatz.com/awsom Everyone deserves some love and happiness during the holidays.&nbsp; None deserve them more than our pets, who show loyalty and love without expecting anything in return.<br /> <br /> In conjunction with WSBG&#39;s Cutest Pet Contest, Shirley Katz Insurance wants to help abandoned and mistreated pets find a home for the holidays.&nbsp; From now until the end of the year, we will pay $50 toward the fees of any pet adopted from A.W.S.O.M.<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/awsom'>Continue Reading...</a> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:28:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/awsom Fall Driving Tips http://www.shirleykatz.com/fall-driving-tips <h1><strong>Safe Driving Tips for the Fall</strong></h1> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Autumn is upon us once again.&nbsp; Children are back to school, football is in full-swing and hunters are waiting patiently for their season to open.&nbsp; In the Poconos, we can see not only rain, but snow as well before winter officially arrives.&nbsp; Although fall is my favorite season, driving at this time of year brings its own hazards, but with planning and safe habits, you can remain safe on our roads.<br /> &nbsp;<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/fall-driving-tips'>Continue Reading...</a> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:40:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/fall-driving-tips Hard and Soft Markets http://www.shirleykatz.com/markets <strong>How to Survive a Hard Market</strong><br /> In the insurance industry, as in most long-term endeavors, there are periods of growth and prosperity, and there are periods of struggle, loss and down-sizing.&nbsp; In insurance, the two phases are called soft-markets and hard-markets.&nbsp; Since virtually everybody needs some form of insurance in their life, these phases can affect your wallet and your life deeply.&nbsp; They can determine how much you spend for insurance, how much coverage you get for your money, and how protected you are on your policies.&nbsp; A smart shopper should know the differences in the markets and how to protect himself.<br /> &nbsp;<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/markets'>Continue Reading...</a> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:42:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/markets 10 Ways to Save Money http://www.shirleykatz.com/save-money <strong>TEN WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR&nbsp;CAR&nbsp;INSURANCE COSTS</strong><br /> &nbsp; <ol style="margin-bottom:0;"> <li><strong>Shop Around </strong>&ndash;Let&rsquo;s face it, it&rsquo;s much easier to pick a company and just forget about it.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re all the same, right?&nbsp; The truth is, insurance companies change their rates regularly depending on how profitable the company is.&nbsp; They may even change several times in a year and know that most people won&rsquo;t bother to shop around.&nbsp; I recommend getting quotes at least every other year if not more often.&nbsp; If you can save a few hundred dollars, isn&rsquo;t it worth a phone call or two?&nbsp; Better yet, drop off, fax or email your current policy to an independent agent and let them do all the work.</li> </ol> <br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/save-money'>Continue Reading...</a> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:27:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/save-money Understanding Insurance http://www.shirleykatz.com/understanding-insurance <h2>Insurance Basics</h2> <br /> In order to understand why you pay what you do for insurance, the first step is to grasp what insurance is.&nbsp; In simple terms, insurance is simply a means to pass a risk on to someone else, most often, the insurance company.&nbsp; There are risks involved with driving a car, and most of us couldn&rsquo;t afford to pay the costs involved in the event of an accident.&nbsp; Therefore, we agree to pay a monthly fee in order to have the insurance company assume this risk.&nbsp; The same holds true for other types of insurance such as home, life and health.<br/><a href='http://www.shirleykatz.com/understanding-insurance'>Continue Reading...</a> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:53:00 GMT http://www.shirleykatz.com/understanding-insurance