Allstate Welcomes New Financial Specialist

Hi!  My name is Roberto Valencia, I am the financial specialist for Allstate Insurance here on the Big Island.  Allstate + Big Island must mean Kris Speegle.  That’s right, I work with Kris in both of his offices in Hilo and Kona.  2019 will be my 19th year in the insurance and financial services industry, […]

Tips for Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund

By Bernie Carr – Apartment Prepper With the convenience of using debit cards or mobile payment apps, it can be easy to forgo having cash altogether. But it’s a good idea to keep some cash on hand in case of an emergency. In the aftermath of an emergency or a natural disaster, a power outage may […]

How to Fix Up a First Aid Kit

First aid kits are a must-have in any emergency plan. Even though you can buy these pre-made, if you go this route, it’s a good idea to check the kit contents and the expiration dates, just to make sure you have everything you need. Compile a First Aid Kit You can, of course, also make […]

Apartment Evacuation Checklist: 3 Things to Take

  If you only had 30 minutes to evacuate your apartment, what would you take? Your computer? Your birth certificate? Your grandmother’s ring? Having to evacuate your home quickly is stressful enough, let alone having to decide what belongings to grab in a short amount of time. No possession is worth endangering yourself or others. Make sure that […]

What Is Comprehensive Insurance?

By: Kristopher Speegle, Allstate Insurance Comprehensive insurance is a coverage that helps pay to replace or repair your vehicle if it’s stolen or damaged in an incident that’s not a collision. Comprehensive typically covers damage from fire, vandalism or falling objects (like a tree or hail). If you’re financing or leasing your car, your lender […]