When lightning strikes


How vulnerable is your computer in an electrical storm? Let’s ask 19-year old Hopkinton resident Anthony Tomasz who was sent flying across the room when lightning struck his computer last week. This is a reminder to turn off and unplug household electronics during an electrical storm. PC Doctor has several tips on what to do if you think your computer has been damaged by lightning. Oh, and if a storm causes damage to your computer or your home, don’t forget to call your insurance agent. See Am I Covered by the Insurance Information Institute to learn more about typical homeowners insurance coverage.

Health Benefits Inspire Rush to Marry, or Divorce


Some people marry for love, some people marry for money, and some people marry for health insurance benefits. The New York Times reports on a Kaiser Foundation poll which found that seven percent of adults said someone in their household had married in the past year to gain access to health insurance. For many people, health insurance is available through their employers. If your employer does not make insurance available, talk to your independent agent about options before taking a trip down the aisle just to get insurance benefits.