Monthly Archives: January 2013

18 01, 2013

Should I Do My Taxes?

By |2018-02-15T16:42:47+00:00January 18th, 2013|

It was Benjamin Franklin, one of the framers if the U.S. Constitution and an American icon, who said that “in this world can be said to certain, except death and taxes.” And sure enough, Americans are certain that our taxes must be filed by April 15th.  With the mountain of paperwork and receipts that go [...]

11 01, 2013

Heating Bill Help

By |2018-02-15T16:43:17+00:00January 11th, 2013|

With area temperatures just above freezing, the colder than average has us turning up our termostats. But before you turn up the heat, check out these simple tips to make sure that staying warm doesn’t break the bank! Weather-Proof Your Home To make sure you get the most out of your heater, make sure the [...]

10 01, 2013

Flood Fear No More

By |2018-02-15T16:43:47+00:00January 10th, 2013|

Living in a high desert, it’s easy to forget that many neighborhoods in Reno/Sparks as well as the Carson Valley have been deemed high risk areas for floods. After such a dry winter last year, the possibility of a flood seems impossible. But you need only need to think back to New Year’s Day 2006 [...]

10 01, 2013

Turkey Day Triumph

By |2018-02-15T16:44:49+00:00January 10th, 2013|

Every year, the fourth Thursday of November comes around and much to the dismay of the birds that go “gobble”, we Americans sit down with family and friends and enjoy a homemade turkey dinner. Whether it’s baked in the oven, or fried outdoors, turkey on Thanksgiving is as American on fireworks on the 4th of [...]

10 01, 2013

Be Ready

By |2018-02-15T16:45:20+00:00January 10th, 2013|

October 29, 2012 will forever be remembered as the day that Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Mid-Atlantic portion of the United States. The clean up promises to be lengthy and the catastrophic damage is said to be in the billions. Perhaps Sandy’s most lasting effect will be that this natural disaster begs us all to take [...]

10 01, 2013

So You Got Into an Accident. Now What?

By |2018-02-15T16:46:10+00:00January 10th, 2013|

It happens to the best of us. You’re driving down Virginia Street, minding your own business when BAM! Some jerk behind you is sending a text and forgot to brake, rear-ending you! Now what? First thing’s first: Do a quick self-assesment. Are you okay? Chances are, you are probably a little shaken, so take a few [...]

10 01, 2013

Let’s Ride

By |2018-02-15T16:46:42+00:00January 10th, 2013|

September in Northern Nevada means a few things. The Great Reno Balloon race (and getting up before dawn!). The return of Nevada Wolf Pack football. The highflying action-packed Reno Air Races. And the rolling thunderous sound of the annual Street Vibrations  Fall Rally. Drive on an area street or highway and you can’t miss the [...]

10 01, 2013

Meet Our New Providers

By |2018-02-15T15:48:39+00:00January 10th, 2013|

At Capital Insurance Service, we pride ourselves in providing not only the best customer service in Nevada, but the most competitive insurance prices in the business. We are fortunate to work with over 20 insurance providers, which enables us to shop your policy with different companies to ensure the very best price. Some of our [...]

10 01, 2013

DUI? Don’t Despair!

By |2018-02-15T15:47:54+00:00January 10th, 2013|

Okay, so you got a DUI. In a state like Nevada, with its glitzy night life and 24 hour casinos, it’s easy for anyone to get carried away. With resulting fines to pay, legal fees to fend off, and court dues to deal with, the very last thing you need to be concerned about is [...]

10 01, 2013

Why Rent?

By |2018-02-15T15:46:46+00:00January 10th, 2013|

The American Dream has changed a bit. The Great Recession of 2008 has made the reality of owning your own home a little bit more tricky. The number of American homeowners has dropped from a solid 69% to a little over 65%.  With the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble, the subprime mortgage crisis, and [...]