Sparks Insurance, Inc. Blog: 11_2017
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Cyber attacks are on the rise across the world. From WannaCry to Equifax, the impact has affected countless individuals and industries alike. While cyber attacks tend to be associated with large companies — Sony, HBO, and most recently with Equifax — the truth is no one is too small to be immune from a cyber attack threat. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 The Travelers 2017 Risk Index is out, and for the fifth year in a row, fewer American consumers, business owners and executives think the world is becoming a riskier place. This year, 52% of consumers say they believe the world is getting riskier, compared to 56% in 2016 and 63% in 2013 when the study was first conducted, as shown in the chart below from Travelers. READ MORE >>
Monday, November 6, 2017 Nine things for you (or the handyman) to tackle before winter sets in. As winter nears, it’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, at least some of which most homeowners can do themselves, will lower your utility bills and protect your investment. Tune up your heating system. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 2, 2017 We all know the saying to help us remember to adjust our clocks for the daylight saving time changes (this Sunday in case you are wondering). But, what can we do to help workers adjust to the effects of the time change? A few studies have examined these issues but many questions remain on this topic including the best strategies to cope with the time changes. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 2, 2017 As winter approaches, some people are affected by daylight getting shorter. For some, it’s a minor change in mood and others experience a deep depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What causes this? READ MORE >>