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Does Your Life Insurance Policy Offer This Surprising Benefit?

Just six months after retiring from 32 years on the Richmond, Virginia, Fire Department, Len Archer got a devastating diagnosis from his doctor. He had pancreatic cancer, and he likely had only two to eight months to live. In an instant, Len, 56, and his wife, Paula, went from planning their retirement to preparing for what appeared to be the inevitable. At the urging of...

How to Choose a Life Insurance Beneficiary

Life insurance is important to protect your family’s financial future. Who you name as a beneficiary can be just as important as your initial decision to purchase life insurance. It’s a big job, which is why it’s important to choose the right person – someone who’s trustworthy and knows what matters most to you. Your local ERIE agent is here to help you determine the...

Should You Leave Your Wipers Up or Down When It Snows?

If you live in an area that’s accustomed to winter weather, it’s a familiar sight: Cars parked with their windshield wipers pointed up, saluting the sky. Some people say lifting your wipers can help prevent damage to the rubber wiper blades while others are skeptical, and it’s long been a topic of debate. Like choosing which direction to hang the toilet paper roll (over or...

15 Common Questions About Life Insurance

How much life insurance do I need, anyway? A number of factors – including your age, debts, monthly expenses, and the number of children – can influence how much life insurance you may need to comfortably plan for your future. A local insurance professional like an ERIE agent can give you a free quote based on your unique needs. As a general rule of thumb, the...

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Road Trips

Courtesy of COVID-19, airlines had their own unwelcome layover last year. According to data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the number of U.S. flyers dropped by more than 95% in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. And while airline travel restrictions have largely been lifted, the number of people booking a flight is still around 60% lower than this time last year. But...