Tips for Negotiating Your Rent Payment

Close up of a woman signing a check that will be put to use for rent paymentYou’re hunting for an apartment and finally find the place of your dreams. It’s within walking distance of a coffee shop, a short cab ride from work, and has great amenities included. Only, there’s one problem: it’s slightly outside of your price range. However, taking a strategic approach to the negotiation table could help you win over your future landlord. It can be an intimidating process, so let’s take a look at some tips that can simplify negotiating your rent payment. [Read more…]

Tips for Controlling Your Small Business Insurance Costs

A small business restaurant owner working on expenses on a tablet in front of a wall full of spices, glasses, and other ingredients.As a business owner, it’s not only your responsibility to ensure your company is generating income but also that you’re receiving the most in return for your spending. That’s why it’s important to review your business insurance to make sure you’re not overspending on excessive or minimal coverage. To determine whether you’re enrolled in the best policies for your needs, let’s review some tips for controlling your small business insurance costs. [Read more…]

What to Know Before Joining a Homeowners Association

Nice two-story homes on a sunny day in a neighborhoodIf you’re on the hunt for a new home, townhouse, or condominium, you may encounter listings that require you to join a homeowners association (HOA). The members of this association take on the responsibility of maintaining the value, safety, and aesthetic of the neighborhood. For first-time homebuyers, this can seem like a daunting contract to sign off on, but in order to allay the fears of any hesitant newcomers, we’re here to describe what you should know before joining a homeowners association. [Read more…]

How Your Vehicle Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

Two sedans and an SUV on the showroom floor of an auto dealershipWe’ve all heard that auto insurance rates can fluctuate according to the type of car you drive. Oftentimes, our decision to purchase a vehicle is heavily influenced by the notion that it may increase our monthly payments. While most insurance companies have their own unique formula that determines how much a policyholder should pay, there are common vehicle features that customarily weigh into the cost of insurance. Let’s take a look at how your vehicle can affect your auto insurance and why. [Read more…]

Resuming On-Site Operations After a Shutdown

A caution sign reading "Face Masks Required Prior to Entry" posting in a factory aisleDuring COVID-19, many business buildings have remained idle or are operating at a reduced capacity, leaving some maintenance to fall by the wayside. When not routinely attended, a building becomes susceptible to deteriorating conditions and other issues of neglect. That’s why it’s vital to form a team tasked with reopening the site and inspecting the grounds to make sure it’s safe for staff members. When resuming on-site operations after a shutdown, having a plan in place can ensure a seamless transition. [Read more…]

Safety Tips for Using Portable Generators This Winter

A portable electric generation being used to power a home in the snow during winter.Experiencing power outages during New England winters is an unfortunate inevitability that many of us have to contend with. With frigid temperatures that can quickly make one’s home uninhabitable without electricity, many Massachusetts residents have invested in portable generators to keep their heat running when the power goes out. However, despite the convenience of generators, they come with their fair share of risks. If you’re looking to safeguard your home from power outages, learn these safety tips for using portable generators this winter. [Read more…]