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Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Mar 1 2019 Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were... more

Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too

Feb 1 2019 Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or a fire or some other... more

Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

Jan 4 2019 Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying-they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S.... more

Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

Dec 7 2018 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... more

Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Nov 2 2018 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... more

Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Oct 5 2018 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... more

Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 7 2018 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... more

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 3 2018 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... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 6 2018 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,... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 1 2018 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... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

May 4 2018 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... more

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

Apr 6 2018 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... more

Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Mar 2 2018 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... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 2 2018 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... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 5 2018 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).... more

Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

Dec 1 2017 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... more

How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

Nov 3 2017 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... more

Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

Oct 6 2017 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... more

Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

Sep 8 2017 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... more

Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

Aug 4 2017 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... more

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Jul 7 2017 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... more

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Jun 2 2017 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... more

Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

May 5 2017 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... more

Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

Apr 7 2017 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... more

Teen Driving Safety

Mar 3 2017 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... more

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

Feb 3 2017 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,... more

7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Jan 6 2017 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 so,... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 2 2016 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... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 4 2016 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... more

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

Oct 7 2016 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... more

How to Deal With Road Rage

Sep 2 2016 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... more

Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Aug 5 2016 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... more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Jul 1 2016 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... more

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

Jun 3 2016 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... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

May 6 2016 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... more

Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

Apr 1 2016 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... more

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

Mar 4 2016 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... more

What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Feb 5 2016 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... more

How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Jan 8 2016 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.... more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 4 2015 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... more

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 6 2015 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... more

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Oct 2 2015 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... more

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Sep 4 2015 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,... more

Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Aug 7 2015 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... more

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

Jul 2 2015 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)... more

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

Jun 5 2015 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... more

Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

May 1 2015 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... more

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in South Carolina

Apr 3 2015 Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Conway, South Carolina, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for... more

How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

Mar 6 2015 From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more South Carolina residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues... more

Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Feb 6 2015 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 South Carolina, it may be a good time of the year to... more

The Right Tires for Winter Driving

Jan 9 2015 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... more

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Dec 5 2014 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... more

Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

Nov 7 2014 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... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Oct 3 2014 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,... more

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Sep 5 2014 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... more

Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

Aug 1 2014 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),... more

Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

Jul 11 2014 "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... more

Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

May 30 2014 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... more

Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

May 2 2014 One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Colonial Insurance, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these tips to... more

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

Apr 4 2014 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%... more

Home Security Tips

Mar 10 2014 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... more

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Feb 7 2014 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... more

The Benefits of Drinking Water

Feb 7 2014 We all know that water is essential for us to stay alive. But did you know that drinking plenty of water each day offers many other benefits? It turns out that water is somewhat of a cure-all miracle drug. Here are some... more

Life Insurance—Understanding Your Rates

Jan 31 2014 When it comes to investing in a life insurance policy, we can all agree that it is a good idea, especially if you have a family to take care of after you are gone. But, when it comes to actually getting a policy, many... more

Flood Insurance: How can it Protect You?

Jan 24 2014 One of the primary dangers to a home in any climate or location is the possibility of flooding. Whether the flood waters inside a home come from a destructive natural disaster or simply because of a water pipe breaking... more

Mobile Home Insurance: Why You Need It

Jan 15 2014 If you own a mobile home, have you taken the appropriate steps to ensure that it is properly protected? A mobile home usually represents a significant investment, and mobile home insurance is vital in order to protect... more

Condo Insurance: What It Means for You and Yours

Jan 10 2014 Because condo ownership encompasses so much more than the average apartment, meaning that in addition to owning your personal space, you also have partial ownership in the common areas of the complex. Condo owners... more

Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Jan 3 2014 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... more

Surviving the Holidays with Your Bank Account Intact

Dec 27 2013 As the holidays approach each year, it can be tempting to overspend, and often we find ourselves falling into debt to help others be happy. The pursuit of making our friends and family happy is certainly a good one, but... more

Holiday Activities in Conway

Dec 13 2013 The city of Conway in South Carolina is as historically significant as it is beautiful. Conway is one of the state's oldest towns, featuring many lovely attractions like the Riverwalk, which follows the Waccamaw River... more

Make Sure Your Pets Travel Well for the Holidays

Dec 6 2013 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 South Carolina. If you are gearing up to... more

Be Charitable this Holiday Season

Dec 4 2013 With the decorations that need to be placed, the gifts to be bought, the food to be made, and the relatives to be welcomed, the holiday season can become rather busy, making us forget about some of the simple joys of... more

Business Insurance: Finding the Best Plan for you

Nov 22 2013 When it comes to business insurance, it is important to find the plan that works best for your business. Here are tips on finding the plan that will both benefit and protect your business. Do your research - It is far... more

How to Prevent your Home from being Burglarized

Nov 18 2013 With the holidays approaching and possible vacation plans in place, you may be worried about what will happen to your home while you are gone. Or maybe you have just been watching "Home Alone" too much and you are... more

What to do After an Accident

Nov 6 2013 The tires squeal and the breaks burn as the dreaded sound of metal crunching metal is heard across the street or highway. This is a scene that is played out literally thousands of times a day across America as cars... more

Tips on Finding Auto Insurance

Nov 1 2013 Everybody knows that you need to have auto insurance in order to drive a car. Unfortunately, some people find out too late why it's also important to have good auto insurance. Make sure you get the insurance that is... more

Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Nov 1 2013 Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in South Carolina. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal... more

Why is Smiling so Important?

Oct 25 2013 It doesn't matter who they are or what you're doing, if someone smiles at you it can be absolutely infectious and make you smile right back. Just one smile can brighten your mood and your entire day. One smile has the... more

Emergency Preparedness

Oct 16 2013 Preparing your home and family for an emergency requires a relatively small amount of detail oriented planning and forethought. You should have a plan in place for both shelter-in-place and evacuation emergencies. While... more

Finding the Health Insurance Plan that Best Fits your Needs

Oct 10 2013 With health insurance, as with most insurance policies, it can be extremely difficult for a person to know which of all the policies would be right for their individual needs. In the world of insurance, it is common for... more

A Different Season Means Different Dangers For Motorcyclists

Oct 4 2013 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... more

Why is Workers Compensation Important?

Oct 2 2013 Works compensation, or workers comp, is a form of insurance that can be purchased by employers to ensure that they have the ability to cover the cost of one of their employers getting hurt on the job. Additionally,... more

The Importance of Getting enough Sleep

Sep 25 2013 "I'll rest when I'm dead," said every busy person ever. When you're busy, sleep can seem like nothing more than a luxury, a luxury you can't afford to take because there's "so much to do and so little time." Not getting... more

Preparing for the Holiday Season

Sep 20 2013 It's never too early to prepare for the future, and the holidays are definitely a part of your future worth getting excited about. The summer heat was just sent a memo by Mother Nature to be on its way and pretty soon,... more

3 Tips to Stay Awake During the Day

Sep 13 2013 It is often hard to stay awake during a long work day. We often hit a slump and fight to keep our eyes open. Here are a few effective ways to keep your blood flowing and your energy up through the long hours at work.... more

Back to School Safety Reminders

Sep 6 2013 The end of summer in South Carolina 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... more

Biking Safety tips

Aug 30 2013 When you are out there on the road, especially in high traffic area, its easy to see how many dangers there are. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while riding your bike. Awareness - This one principle is lacking... more

Ways to Improve Your Work Ethic

Aug 16 2013 Summer breaks can be a fun and relaxing time away from school. The summer time can offer both the mind and body a rest from the rigors of school work and an opportunity to see new places, make new friends, and work on... more

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Aug 6 2013 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's what starts the day off right. And it does so in so many ways. Increased Metabolism - A faster metabolism keeps off fat better. The metabolism in adults slows down... more

The Importance of Being Active

Aug 2 2013 Being active is the important ingredient in losing weight and getting in shape. Living an active life will not only help you shed excess pounds, but it also happens to be an essential aspect in living a healthy, long... more

Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

Aug 1 2013 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 Colonial Insurance we want you to be... more

Travel Safety Tips

Jul 26 2013 Traveling is often a joyous experience, where the only moans and groans come from not being able to see everything you wanted to. Unfortunately, accidents happen every year and things are stolen, or travelers are hurt.... more

Protect Yourself Against The Sun

Jul 19 2013 Protect Yourself Against The Sun Summertime is the time to enjoy nature. The days are longer and warmer, allowing you to enjoy more of it, even after you get home from work. The sun peeks over the mountains between five... more

Keep Business Flowing in Summer

Jul 11 2013 Keep Business Flowing in Summer Summer time is perhaps the hardest time of year to motivate your employees to do anything. Increased waking hours combined with the opportunities warmer temperatures bring and memories... more

Keeping the Electric Bills Down

Jul 3 2013 Keeping the Electric Bills Down As the summer heats up across the nation, there are more and more homeowners who are realizing that the rising heat is directly adding to their electricity bills. While some may think of... more

When Things go BOOM in the Night - Fireworks Safety

Jul 1 2013 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... more

How to Spot a Bad Mechanic

Jul 1 2013 How to Spot a Bad Mechanic When you know that you have to have your car fixed by a mechanic, it can be nerve wracking to try and find someone that will be honest with the repairs that need to be done. If you do not... more

Blueberries: Candidate for Natural Wonder #8

Jun 23 2013 Blueberries: Candidate for Natural Wonder #8 Planet Earth is home to seven natural wonders. These seven creations found around the globe give persons reasons for pause as the marvel at the grandeur and sheer scope of... more

Making This Father’s Day Special

Jun 14 2013 Making This Father's Day Special Father's Day is this weekend! Sunday, to be exact. If you haven't figured out what you are going to do for your old man yet, don't worry! You still have some time to create or purchase... more

Fruits and Veggies Perfect for Spring

Jun 6 2013 Fruits and Veggies Perfect for Spring June is declared the National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! Proper consumption of each of these means living a better, longer life. Each type of fruit or vegetable is packed... more

Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

Jun 3 2013 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... more

The Do’s and Don’ts of BBQ Safety

May 31 2013 The Do's and Don'ts of BBQ Safety As the climate transitions from spring to summer, it is fitting that the nation remembers, and even celebrates, the deliciousness that is barbequed food. But both professional and... more

Safely Enjoying Memorial Day

May 23 2013 Safely Enjoying Memorial Day Along with a day set apart to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country and those who are actively serving in the armed forces, Memorial Day is often the first... more

Wedding Insurance Guide

May 16 2013 Wedding Insurance Guide Your wedding is perhaps one of THE most important days of your life. It's the day that you take the vows to unite yourself with a beloved forever. Family and friends are not only invited, but... more

Insuring Mom’s Jewels for Mother’s Day

May 6 2013 Insuring Mom's Jewels for Mother's Day If you're old enough to be reading this post than you're probably old enough to be beyond making a Mother's Day card with crayons and construction paper. She would probably still... more

A Time to Celebrate Mothers

May 1 2013 As the second Sunday of May nears, it's time to think of ways to celebrate mothers - although, of course, that's a worthy pursuit at any time of year! At Colonial Insurance, we thought it would be fun to give you a... more

5 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Apr 24 2013 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Life April is national stress awareness month. More than likely, you deal with stressors on a regular basis. Most of us deal with stress on a daily basis. It is important that you find ways to... more

Earth Day: Preparing Your Yard

Apr 17 2013 Earth Day: Preparing Your Yard Earth day is mother's day for our planet. Every April 22nd, events are held worldwide to remember the great things that our earth provides us every day: fresh air, food, water, shelter, a... more

What Does Comprehensive Mean?

Apr 15 2013 What Does Comprehensive Mean? A comprehensive knowledge of football means that you harness a complete understanding of the game. Down to the name of each play and the number of steps a receiver takes before cutting... more

Avoid Driving Drowsy

Apr 9 2013 Avoid Driving Drowsy We all have heard how dangerous it is to drive drunk. Although it is very important to stay away from the wheel when you have been drinking, it is also very important that you stay away from the... more

It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

Apr 1 2013 Spring is a time of new beginnings in Conway, Myrtle Beach & Carolina Forest - 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... more

Auto Insurance Myths

Mar 22 2013 Auto Insurance Myths If you are looking for new car insurance, it is important that you know a few things about insurance first. Many insurance companies try to swindle and manipulate new and inexperienced buyers in... more

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 15 2013 Going Green for St. Patrick's Day Are you wearing green this St. Patrick's Day? If you're not, you could be pinched, and not in the traditional way that school kids do. Every day we neglect to take part in protecting... more

What Does Comprehensive Auto Insurance Cover?

Mar 7 2013 What Does Comprehensive Auto Insurance Cover? If you've just purchased a new car, or are looking into buying insurance for a new or preexisting car, you're on the right track. Purchasing auto insurance is extremely... more

Get Ready to Safely 'Spring Forward'

Mar 1 2013 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2013, for most places in the United States, so don't forget to set your clock forward one hour. We here at Colonial Insurance want to remind you it's also a great time to... more

Auto Insurance Fraud

Feb 28 2013 Auto Insurance Fraud Even though we may not like to admit it at times, we all know there are dishonest people who live in the world today. They may have their reasons for being the way they are, but the rest of us... more

Increasing Gas Mileage in the New Year

Feb 20 2013 Increasing Gas Mileage in the New Year Since the glamor days of the 1950's, America has been a car culture. Seemingly everyone has one and it is practically impossible to live without one as transportation to and from... more

How to Avoid the Nagging Flu

Feb 12 2013 How to Avoid the Nagging Flu Does the flu season ever really end? Everyone says that early to late fall is the flu season, and yet people are still getting sick through February. In fact, all throughout the year you... more

Be the Pinnacle of Health & Wellness This Winter

Feb 1 2013 It goes without saying that keeping yourself and your family healthy through the winter months in Conway, Myrtle Beach & Carolina Forest can be a challenge. When you combine chillier temps, housebound days - not to... more

Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions

Jan 28 2013 It's the end of January, how's your New Year's resolution coming to "exercise?" Thinking about it 20 days ago was a piece of cake. There was no pressure then. You were likely taking a vacation and the whole world was... more

Life Insurance: A Few Things to Consider

Jan 21 2013 Purchasing life insurance is one of those things that has to be done eventually, but with all of the different options available deciding on exactly which policy to purchase can be a challenge for first time buyers.... more

Winter Safety

Jan 4 2013 Winter Safety The winter time can be beautiful. While you are enjoying the snow and the changes in the weather, you should be sure that you are prepared to keep yourself safe. Staying safe throughout the winter can be... more

Not so Normal Traffic Laws in the U.S.

Jan 2 2013 Not so Normal Traffic Laws in the U.S. When you are out on the road, it is important that you understand the local traffic laws. When you travel, you should be well versed in the local traffic laws of your destination... more

Protect Your Motorhome and RV From the Cold

Jan 2 2013 If you're a snowbird and you're headed away from the cold this winter to a sunnier and warmer spot, you can move on to the next article. Just know that we here at Colonial Insurance wish you a safe journey - and that we'... more

Travel Tips

Dec 21 2012 Travel Tips As we get closer to Christmas, there is going to be more and more of a rush as people are traveling. The holidays are the most frequently traveled times of the year. If you are planning on joining the... more

Safety Items for a Mother’s Purse

Dec 7 2012 Safety Items for a Mother's Purse Purses are notorious for having a ton of stuff in them. They just never seem to have all the convenient things you would need for any situation when you have kids. Make sure that you... more

Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

Dec 4 2012 Summer has ended, but there's no need to fret: Fall brings with it crisp, cool days, wonderful colors - and football season! It also brings with it a few maintenance tasks that Colonial Insurance recommends to help... more

Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

Dec 3 2012 You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month. Here at Colonial Insurance, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays... more

Tips for Preparing for Your Holiday Driving Trip

Nov 1 2012 Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season - the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on the roadways, whether you're simply driving around in Conway... more

Halloween Safety: Be Ready When the Little Goblins Come Out

Oct 2 2012 It's a night full of treats for both kids and adults in Conway. But a number of factors - including lots of people walking in the dark, the threat of wet and stormy weather, strangers coming to your door - mean that... more

When the Kids Head for College, Put “Insurance 101" on Your Class List

Sep 5 2012 It's an exciting time when your child heads off to college. Whether they're attending school in South Carolina or have moved all the way across the country, there were a ton of things to get done last month, but did you... more

Get the Most Out of Your RV This Summer

Aug 1 2012 There's nothing quite like taking a road trip in an RV. Whether you're headed to somewhere nearby or somewhere farther away this summer, Colonial Insurance & Financial Services wants you to get the most out of your... more

Make Your Vacation a Great One

Jul 2 2012 Whether you're planning a trip to a local attraction in South Carolina this summer, or headed all the way across the country, you want your vacation to be relaxing. It's a getaway from work, not to mention your day-to-... more

A Home Inventory Will Help You Know What You Own

Jun 1 2012 Why should I have a home inventory? - Your furniture and appliances, clothing, sports or hobby equipment, and electronic goods are all regarded as personal property. Like many people in South Carolina, you may own much... more

Safety Tips for Your Boat Trailer

May 1 2012 When purchasing a trailer in South Carolina or elsewhere, stay within recommended capacity guidelines. When determining capacity, remember to include the weight of fuel and accessories in addition to the weight of the... more

Be Safe on Your Motorcycle

Apr 2 2012 To stay safe on Conway streets, you need the right skills to control your ride, and the best safety equipment for just-in-case. Colonial Insurance cares about your safety - so keep these helpful tips in mind when you... more

Spring is Coming!

Mar 1 2012 With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we're starting to think about spring. (Or at least hoping that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether spring arrives on time, we've got you covered with... more

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Feb 8 2012 Buying a new car is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. We can't really help you become... more

Saving Money on Classic Car Insurance in South Carolina

Jan 8 2012 How much you pay for insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance in South Carolina. Before you buy If you're... more



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