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November 25th, 2011 by HQ Insurance

Boating with Dogs: Expert Shares Top 10 Water Safety Tips

Pets are members of our family and more often than ever they go wherever we go – even for an outing on the water. Whether your boat passengers have four legs or two, you’ll want to do all that you can to keep everyone safe as you sail or motor across the surf. To compile a list of the top boater safety tips, we asked... Read Article

Do the Hustle: What You Should Know about the Rise of the Gig Worker

There’s an exciting career revolution taking place – say hello to the “gig economy” (AKA, the side hustle), a booming new job market characterized by workers who call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their own destinies. According to the Chicago Tribune reports, “There’s no hard data yet on the size of this labor force. Some say it represents less than 10... Read Article

You're Invited

Remember the “exchange chain letters” of years ago? If I sent a single kitchen towel to the first person on a typewritten list and then mailed the letter to six of my friends, it promised I’d receive a bounty of 36 kitchen towels. Or 36 books. Or 36 recipes. The letters came and came and came, each promising abundance (360 percent of your investment!) or... Read Article

The Gig Gap

For many decades, having a job meant being an employee of a company—often for life. Today, it’s a different story. That’s because many people are a part of the so-called gig economy of independent consultants who often move from one job to the next. This might mean selling goods through a network marketing company like Avon, moving products on Amazon or eBay, or running a... Read Article

The Hidden Risk Most Homeowners Ignore

Last fall, Chuck Feeney of Glenview, Illinois, noticed some unusual things around his home. It took longer than usual for water to drain from his sinks, and his home’s sump pump struggled during storms. So he decided to check out his drains’ outdoor clean outs. The verdict: not good. “They were overflowing at that point,” he remembers. “If I hadn’t checked them, the water would... Read Article