Al Maggi is Mitchell & Whale's communications wizard and content editor. Al works closely with other members of the M&W broker and executive team to make complex insurance topics understandable, and simpler ones interesting and informative.
The price of insurance seems to always be going up in Ontario. As it pertains to home, condo and tenants insurance, the main reason for price increases over the last several decades has been a sharp increase in the number and cost of claims related to water damage. This is to be expected in an […]
In Canada, when you buy a car from a dealer, it comes with certain “standard equipment” from the factory. If your vehicle has had significant changes from that standard equipment, whether it be a modified engine, exhaust, tires or suspension, you’ll need to let your insurer know, and depending on the changes, you may find […]
If you continue to work from home due to the pandemic and are looking for a way to save real money on your auto insurance, CAA MyPace™ is a program that is saving low-kilometre drivers 40% on average. If you drive less than 3,000 kilometres a year, you could save 50% or more.
Private tutors have been in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a tutor or run a tutoring agency, you’re probably operating very differently than you ever did before, what with online learning, learning pods, and some parents needing support for homeschooling. With new opportunities come new risks, so now may be the time […]
You’re getting engaged. Congrats! This is a very exciting time in your life. Shopping for a ring. Setting up the perfect proposal that you’ll remember years later. Popping the big question. Amidst all this excitement, it’s easy to forget that you just bought a piece of jewellery that could be worth $3,000, $10,000, or even […]
If you use your car to make an income, you’re probably best off getting some kind of commercial auto insurance policy or at least a commercial endorsement on your personal policy. You may think it will cost a lot more, but not necessarily.
If you get a non-smoker discount on your home insurance premium, you may be paying 5-20% less than a smoker with the same coverage. However, when your broker asks if there are any smokers in the home, that includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and yes, cannabis. Vaping too. All of these variations on smoking have been […]