How to Teach Your Kids About Money

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You thought there would be more time. But your oldest just finished driver’s ed and wants to buy a car. You don’t even get to the cost of insurance part of your argument when you realize you’d lost him at interest rate. Your straight “A” student can barely make change. What happened? Blame invisible money. …

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Insurance in Your 30s: What do You Need?

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Your thirties are an exciting time. You might have found a promising career, bought the perfect home or started a family. Your thirties are also an ideal time to shop for insurance. Navigating the ins and outs of the insurance world can get tricky, though, if you don’t have the right information. Here’s what you …

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Auto Insurance Terms You Need to Know

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Whether your vehicle is for your business or your home, your auto insurance policy is sure to be riddled with confusing jargon. That’s why Michigan First Insurance Agency is here to help you understand your insurance policy every step of the way. Learn the basics of auto insurance with this glossary: At Fault: The party that …

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How to Decide if You Need a New Car

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When the new model year rolls out it can be tempting to head to the dealership and sign for a new car. But now might not be the best time. So when is a good time to buy a car? It’s different for everyone. Here are a few questions to see if it’s the right …

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Calling all Consumers – Be Aware of Phone Scams

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Most of the time, unsolicited calls (like those from telemarketers) are simply annoying, but it’s important to recognize when the call is a scam. Recently, there have been an increasing number of illegal calls with a scam artist or even “robocaller,” a recorded voice, on the other end trying to get consumers to answer “yes” …

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Should I Invest in a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA?

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There is no easy answer to this question. An individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers specific tax incentives to encourage you to save for retirement. Currently, there are two types of retirement IRAs, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and they share certain general characteristics. Both feature tax-deferred growth of earnings …

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Five Reasons You Need to Protect Yourself with Renter’s Insurance

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If you’re renting a home, condo, townhouse, or apartment now or plan to in the future, here are some insurance tips to consider. Renter’s insurance will cover the cost of belongings lost in a fire due to lightning, a windstorm or hailstorm. Losing your belongings in a fire or storm can be devastating. Luckily, those …

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Morning, Noon or Night…Do Your Banking Anytime and Anywhere with the New Michigan First App!

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While enjoying summer, whether it’s relaxing at the beach or lounging by the pool, remember you can do your banking from your phone or tablet, wherever you are! The new Michigan First mobile app saves you time, money and gas because you don’t have to visit a branch or call us to do your banking. …

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Five Life Changes to Tell Your Insurance Agent About

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Life is constantly changing, but what does that mean for your insurance needs? Surely they don’t change that often, do they? You might be surprised that an annual review of your insurance policies could provide strategic changes to either enhance your policy or save you money. Here are a few life events that typically warrant …

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Get in the Fast Lane with a Pre-Approved Auto Loan

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There are few things more frustrating than finding the car of your dreams and waiting days or even weeks for your loan to be approved. A pre-approved auto loan can help ease the stress of purchasing a new ride. Starting the car buying process the smart way, by applying for a pre-approved auto loan, will …

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