When I was growing up, my mom worked for McDonnell Douglas building airplanes. She was a union employee. Every two years or so, the union would renegotiate its terms. Before the negotiation period, Mom would have to work a lot of overtime. That's because the negotiations would take a long time, during which employees would be laid off. I guess you could say the company was making sure they could hold out for as long as ... CONTINUE READING
Is Your Insurance Policy Vacation-Ready?
Summer is road trip season. If you're heading off for a family adventure this year, you know that it's important to be prepared. Realizing that one of your children doesn't have their favorite toy an hour into your trip can lead to tears and frustration. To avoid having your trip turn south in a hurry, it's a good idea to create a pre-trip ... CONTINUE READING
Don't Leave Kids or Pets in a Hot Car
We've all experienced getting into a car after it's been sitting in the sun for a few hours. Super unpleasant, right? Some days it can get so bad that you want to turn the car on and run the air-conditioning for a few minutes before driving. While driving in a car that feels like an oven is nobody's idea of a good time, being left in a hot car is a much more serious ... CONTINUE READING