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Blaine Home Insurance – Baker Insurance Brokers

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Andover Home Insurance Broker – Baker Insurance Brokers

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Andover Auto Insurance Broker – Baker Insurance Brokers

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Blaine MN Insurance – Baker Insurance Broker

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Flood Insurance Made Easy

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How to Save Money on Your Homeowners Insurance

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Whats Not Included in a Standard Homeowner’s Policy

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Memorial Day

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Quick Tips, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Memorial Day

Memorial Day

  Honoring Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota can be a busy one for many. The three-day holiday that marks the unofficial start of summer is a great opportunity for family activities, which can leave little time for the original purpose of the holiday: honoring those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces. There is a way, though, that you can participate in Memorial Day commemorations, and it only takes a moment. Here’s what to do: Pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silent reflection in honor and remembrance of those who have died in service to our nation. Of course, there are other ways to honor our fallen heroes, too. Here are a few: Buy a Poppy From the American Legion Auxiliary. The organization has been selling red crepe-paper poppies for Memorial Day and Veterans Day since 1925. John McCrea’s 1915 poem, In Flanders Fields, which honors those who died in World War I, inspired this tradition. Display the American Flag. On the morning of Memorial Day, raise the flag to the top of the staff before lowering it to half-staff. Leave it at half-staff until noon, when you can once again raise it to the top. Visit a Veteran’s Grave. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains 131 national cemeteries, and many states have veterans cemeteries as well. Check the VA listings to locate a nearby cemetery, which will likely host a Memorial Day ceremony. Memorial Day History The concept of Memorial Day dates back to 1868, then known as Decoration Day, a time to place flowers at the graves of our war dead. Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic established Decoration Day, with the first national celebration occurring on May 30, 1868. In 1971, it was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress that also moved it to the last Monday in May. We hope you’ll join us at Baker Insurance Brokers in taking part in the moment of silence, known as the National Moment of Remembrance, and other Memorial Day traditions in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We will forever be grateful for their...

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Car Wash – Preserving Your Car’s Value

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Quick Tips | Comments Off on Car Wash – Preserving Your Car’s Value

Car Wash – Preserving Your Car’s Value

  Clean Your Way to a Longer-Lasting Car Motor vehicle corrosion is a billion-dollar problem in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration. And, no wonder. Road salt, tree sap, mud, pollution and even dead bugs and bird poop all contribute to a year-round assault on your vehicle here in Minnesota, potentially leading to serious damage and pre-mature aging. Safety is also an issue. Grime across your windshield and windows restricts visibility in all directions, and even a light coating of dust or pollen can impair your vision, especially at night or when driving into the sun’s glare. That’s why we here at Baker Insurance Brokers encourage you to visit your local car wash regularly. Washing your car removes dirt, residues and pollutants that degrade your paint finish and corrode the underlying metal. It’s like anti-aging cosmetics for your automobile! But, is hand washing at home or visiting a commercial car wash your best bet? While both lead to a clean vehicle, you’ll cut your water usage in half by going to a commercial facility and help keep toxins and soap away from street drains, which can lead to local waterways. As a bonus, some commercial facilities recycle their water. No matter which method you choose, these five tips will help you get the most out of your car-cleaning routine: Wash often. The longer tree sap, dead bugs and other gunk sit atop your paint, the more damage they can cause. Avoid abrasive soaps, cloths and sponges that can grind dirt deeper into your paint finish. Wash the undercarriage thoroughly to help prevent rust, especially after driving on road salt in the winter. Don’t forget the headlights. When you’re driving at night, in the rain or through an unfamiliar neighborhood, you want every lumen of illumination you can muster. Consider eco-friendly car soaps, such as biodegradable or waterless products, to help lighten the environmental impact of washing your car more often. And, when you’re all done? Finish up with a good waxing to give your car extra protection and...

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Time to Honor Dad

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Time to Honor Dad

    With summer here and the weather warming up, Minnesota neighborhoods come alive with the sights and sounds of the season: lawnmowers, power tools and backyard barbecues, to name a few. For many people, those things all bring to mind one specific person: Dad. And since Father’s Day is coming up in just a couple days, we at Baker Insurance Brokers thought we’d give you some gift ideas – and some fun history trivia, too! The history of Father’s Day Marked on the third Sunday of June in the United States (and in many other countries), Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 to complement Mother’s Day. According to Wikipedia, the day was created by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., who wanted to honor her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. Although Dodd originally suggested her father’s birthday in early June, she had not provided organizers with enough time to arrange the event – and the celebration was delayed until the third Sunday of the month. Although Mother’s Day has been an official national holiday since 1914, Father’s Day had a tougher road. Congress refused to make the celebration official in the years immediately following Dodd’s first observance, fearing that the day would become commercialized. (Some would say those fears were well-founded; the creator of Mother’s Day later came to regret the commercialization of that holiday.) It wasn’t until 1966 that Father’s Day received an official proclamation, thanks to President Lyndon B. Johnson. And six years later, President Richard Nixon signed a law making the day a national holiday. Facts and figures (from government website USA.gov) There are an estimated 70.1 million fathers across the nation An estimated 1.7 million men are single fathers Approximately 176,000 fathers are stay-at-home dads What to get Dad? Once you’re past the age of, say, 10, the “Old Spice and a tie” routine probably won’t cut it anymore when it comes to getting a gift for your father. Here are some better ideas from AskMen.com: Grilling tools (this way, perhaps he’ll even cook for you on Father’s Day!) Alcohol (to be enjoyed in moderation, of course) Fishing gear Golf clubs, balls, or other sporting goods – or take him out for a round of golf Books (particularly grilling cookbooks) Gadgets (such as a GPS; after all, many dads don’t like asking for directions) Landscaping services (so he can take a break from mowing the lawn) Aside from ties and cheap cologne, you’ll probably want to avoid the most clichéd gifts, especially “World’s Best Dad” items (even if it’s true!) and socks. As with all gifts, though, it’s the thought that counts. And we’re sure your dad will appreciate simply being appreciated. And if you’re a dad yourself – Happy Father’s Day! We hope you’ll enjoy your...

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