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Young drivers can learn stick shifts in classic cars

Out of the blue, this week I received an invitation for a fun program offered by Hagerty Insurance.
     Hagerty insures my two vintage Chevies, and next month it’s teaming with LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma to teach teenagers how to drive cars with manual transmissions. I was invited to offer a car and... read more →
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Does my homeowner policy limit coverage for certain belongings?

Covering your valuablesQ.  Does my homeowners policy limit coverage for certain belongings?

A. Your policy limits the amount of coverage available for certain types of personal property, such as jewelry or coins, so it's important to review your coverage needs to ensure adequate protection.

Homeowners, condo, and renter...

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Fix your chipped windshield before a freeze

Today I stepped outside into a clear but crisp, chilly morning. Time is running short to complete fall chores, the kind that will bite you if you procrastinate.
     Chores like disconnecting garden hoses from the faucet, before they freeze and crack your pipes. Chores like draining water from...

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Dexter neighborhood shows vast change

This fall, PEMCO Insurance's headquarters leaves the only home it’s ever had since 1949.
     Our new Seattle location at 1300 Dexter Avenue North lies less than 1 mile northwest of our current office. That’s still within the South Lake Union community, but it’s a new neighborhood to us. Archival...

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Guard your boat, especially on Fridays

Washington ranks fourth in the nation for watercraft theft, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Oregon ranks 19th.
   Florida leads the nation in watercraft theft, by far, followed by California and Texas.
   Most thefts occur during spring and summer, peaking in July. More watercraft...

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Top 10 boating safety tips

May 1 marks the start of boating season each year in the Northwest! Have fun, and be safe.

BEFORE BOATING

1. Check life vests.A life jacket doesn’t help much if it’s stowed away somewhere on the boat. All life jackets on your boat should be in good condition – without rips, tears, or rusty snaps – and...

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Is your boat insured for what it's worth?

If you’re like most people, you probably assume that boats depreciate in value just like cars. But that’s not always true.

According to BUCValu, an online boat value and pricing guide, some vessels hold their price for years before they show noticeable depreciation. Others drop rapidly right from the...

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PEMCO's Home insurance coverage for untraditional homes

Did you know that you can get home insurance, despite the type of home you have? Insuring your home can help protect you when little issues turn into big disasters, and can save you a lot of money in the long run. In addition to standard home insurance, we offer:

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Tri-City Water Follies: Day 1

Forget your morning latte — there's nothing like the roar of a hydroplane zipping across the Columbia River at 7 a.m. to get you alert for the day!

Suz, Peter and I arrived at Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA bright and early this morning to set up the PEMCO booth for the annual Tri-City Water Follies. ...

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