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Would you be surprised to know that your engagement ring might not be fully covered under your current insurance policy? It's true. Most insurance policies have limits for expensive items. If your limit for jewelry is set at $1,000 and your engagement ring costs $4,000, you can only expect $1,000 from your insurance policy, no matter what. READ MORE >>

Maybe you're leaving for a long vacation or you're one of those lucky people who head to Florida over the winter. Regardless of why you're leaving your home unattended, it's in your best interest to make sure it doesn't look unattended. Take these simple steps before heading out to make sure that, when you return, your home sweet home is just how you left it. READ MORE >>

From all of us at S.J. Markham and Son, Inc. we wish you a very Happy Halloween!   If you're celebrating tonight, please be extra, extra careful. Halloween is a dangerous holiday (read more about that here), but it will be even more dangerous tonight with the weather conditions. READ MORE >>

 The internet empowers us and transforms our lives to the point where some people never seem to get off it. You can bank online, find a date, have a business meeting with people across the world, and find your favorite insurance agency online, but all of these connections and opportunities bring some risk. READ MORE >>

Similar to homeowner's insurance, renter's insurance covers the cost of replacing your items if they are lost or stolen in a covered event, but this type of insurance can also cover your costs if you need to temporarily move to a hotel. Renter's insurance also covers liability and medical costs if someone is hurt in your home. READ MORE >>

Happy Halloween! You may think you're past the age when this holiday gives you nightmares, but think again!    Halloween is a day when claims spike. Daring teenagers, adults under the influence, and your every-day criminals are out and about, egging houses and behaving recklessly. READ MORE >>

Set up utilities, buy furniture, determine which outlets do not work... The list of things you need to accomplish once you move into a new apartment or house is long. Between signing paperwork and putting the welcome mat out, determining if you need rental insurance can easily be forgotten. READ MORE >>

Happy Valentine's Day- is your jewelry protected? Did you know you can schedule your valuable jewelry onto your Homeowner's policy?  Protect yourself against fire, theft, or loss by sending in an appraisal of your jewelry today, we'd be happy to update your policy.  READ MORE >>

If you're a die-hard Black Friday shopper, you've had all of this planned out for over a month.  You know the best deals and the exact percentage of savings on each item, you have a map of the store and a plan of attack.  You even have your Black Friday outfit ready to go and your K cups and favorite travel mug already stuck in the Keurig machine. READ MORE >>

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