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February 17th, 2014 by James B. Murdoch Insurance

Game Changer: How “Pokemon Go” Can Boost Your Business

By now, you’ve probably heard of “Pokemon Go,” the digital-meets-real-world scavenger hunt that’s got players glued to their phones all around the world. What you might not know is the opportunity that it presents for business owners to lure in new customers. Research from SensorTower shows that people are spending more time playing “Pokemon Go” than they are using popular apps like Facebook, Snapchat and... Read Article

Electric Shock Drowning is a Real—and Often Hidden—Danger

Most people know about the dangers of rip tides, swimming without a life jacket or venturing out too far. Yet there’s another danger that many aren’t aware of. Electric shock drowning occurs when an alternating current (AC) from a boat or dock passes through the water and paralyzes a swimmer. Victims are unable to swim to safety, which can lead to a fatal drowning accident.... Read Article

Ask ERIE: Can I Name My Pet as a Life Insurance Beneficiary?

This summer’s blockbuster movie “The Secret Life of Pets” might have you thinking about your furry friend more than usual lately. After all, what pet owner wouldn’t want the best for his or her pet if the unthinkable happened? Maybe you even want to leave your pet in the lap of luxury, like the movie’s fictional Max and Duke. Leona Helmsley is perhaps the most... Read Article

Easy Targets That Summer Thieves Love

It’s easy to see why thieves love the summer months. So many things are left out in the open—and it’s easy to steal them when their owners are enjoying a vacation or the Great Outdoors. The U.S. Justice Department reports that burglaries are more common during the summer than during any other season. While there many ways to protect your home (including keys that resist... Read Article

How to Extend the Life of Your Lawn Mower

Everyone knows the saying about the grass being greener on the other side. If you don’t take care of your lawn mower, the grass will be shorter on the other side, too. Lawn mowers are a considerable investment, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute says they are typically replaced every six years. Replacing your lawn mower this frequently can become a significant household expense. Luckily,... Read Article