How Can I Lower My Car Insurance?

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More bad news for drivers in 2018. For at least the 3rd year in a row, car insurance rates are going up again. Last week, we looked at some of the reasons why. This article, as promised, will give you some tips that might help reduce your pain. “There is no magic way to drop… [Read More]

Why did my car insurance go up again?

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You just got your renewal for your car insurance policy and the rates have gone up again! Feeling steamed? You’re not alone. And as independent insurance agents, we feel your pain. We drive, too, and our personal rates have also gone up. In fact, in the past few years auto insurance rates have climbed at… [Read More]

Life Insurance – the Best Valentine

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  Protect the ones you love with our flexible array of life insurance options that won’t break your budget. If you’d like the security of knowing that you have enough life insurance coverage in place, a General Southwest advisor can work with you to ensure that there aren’t any gaps in your current coverage. How Much… [Read More]

New GSW Program Offers Insurance Solutions

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The advisors at General Southwest are excited to announce our recent investment in an innovative program. It combines the latest industry knowledge with leading-edge technology, allowing us to provide enhanced solutions and an additional layer of value to our clients. From cyber risks to updates on pending legislation, we can easily access timely and relevant… [Read More]

25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

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How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData. To create a more secure password, make… [Read More]

New Cyber Threats Affect Nearly All Computers

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Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to access data in… [Read More]


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Dave Binsfeld, executive vice president of General Southwest Insurance Agency, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The CAP® program is designed for professionals in the nonprofit and financial services fields. CAP® graduates have the tools and knowledge… [Read More]

Would your business survive a cyber attack?


It doesn’t matter how careful you are. Chances are that your organization has already been, or soon will be, the victim of a cyber crime. Malware, ransomware, phishing schemes, and data breaches are just a few of the most common types of cyber threats. Their impact ranges from mildly annoying to majorly expensive and disruptive…. [Read More]

Flood Insurance: Do you need it?


The photos are horrifying—whole neighborhoods underwater, roofs blown away and thousands of cars submerged. Thank goodness we live in sunny Arizona and not Houston, Florida, or other hurricane-prone areas. But if you think floods are only a hazard in low-lying coastal areas, consider these statistics: • Ninety percent of all natural disasters involve flooding. •… [Read More]