The holidays are here—time to purchase gifts, stock the pantry for special meals, and to gather with friends and family. Most of us will spend a bit more money this time of year—and with those purchases, we can make a big impact on our community by shopping locally and donating to local non-profits.Read More
Hey, Insurance Lady!
Are you ready for the rain? With the 4-year-long drought, your umbrellas and galoshes may be a bit dusty. If the predictions are right, we’re in for a LOT of rain. Here’s a few simple ways to prepare.Read More
As a Farmers Insurance Agency, we are always looking for ways to deepen our connection to the communities we serve. Our agency does this in many ways – one of our favorites is to support the parents and teachers who educate our kids.Read More
Did you know that home insurance companies in California MUST also offer you the opportunity to purchase Earthquake Insurance? It’s that important! And yet, many people ignore the offer. Why? Some say it costs too much, other say the coverage isn’t great, but most folks simply don’t think about it.Read More
Did you know that an Oakland minimum wage worker earning $12.25 per hour will earn more than a million dollars if they work consistently through their adult lives? Paycheck to paycheck, it may not seem like much, but over a lifetime of earnings, it adds up! No matter what your job or rate of pay, if you have people in your life who depend on you and your paycheck for financial support, insurance is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to protect them from financial harm if something should happen to you.Read More
Faces of the East Bay
In 2020, we learned the importance of being prepared for anything. As you meet with your advisor to review your progress toward your financial goals, these four questions can help you identify areas of your financial life that may need more attention, and others that...
Richmond Estate Planning Attorney, Sara Diamond answers questions about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives.
Use these four questions as a guide to help you plan ahead for future medical and caregiving needs. Most people don’t want to think about the health-related what-ifs that come with aging, let alone talk about them — especially with family. Nonetheless, that...
Faramarz Moeen-Ziai became a Golden State Warriors fan in 2002. One year later, he joined the mortgage industry after being a business owner for more than 10 years. Fast forward to 2015, when the Warriors won their first of three NBA titles over the next four years....