Best Cars to Buy this Fall

Interested in buying a new car? Now is the time! Whether you’re looking to replace an old clunker or streamlining to something more fuel-efficient – fall is a perfect time for an upgrade.

Even a popular vehicle, the Toyota Prius has seen a 20.5% sales decline in 2017.  If you have a long commute or find yourself joyriding on the weekend, you might consider a Prius for its comfort and miles per gallon. Also, with a sales slump like this you’ll definitely be able to negotiate.

If you’re interested in buying a new car this fall be sure to check out MSN’s list of Best Cars to Buy This Fall ( and once that’s done, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662 to help with your new car insurance needs!


9 Ways to Pay Less for Home Insurance

Sometimes saving a little money is just a matter of knowing where to look… and who doesn’t love adding a few extra dollars back into their pockets?

When it comes to your insurance, MSN has put together a list of “9 Ways to Pay Less for Home Insurance” and if you would like to discuss your particular home insurance needs, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

10 Things You Need to Know about Medicare

Most of us have heard of Medicare, but don’t necessarily know a lot of specifics about this program.  When planning your retirement, you should get as much information as you can about Medicare.   

As part of your research into this program, you might find MSN’s list of “10 things you need to know about Medicare” helpful and if you have health insurance questions be sure to contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


7 Common Claims Covered by Homeowners Insurance

Having homeowners insurance is a smart way to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. However, not all policies are equal. Check your policy to make sure you are covered for the seven most common claims.

Of all the ways damage can occur to your home, virtually nothing costs more than a fire. In the unfortunate event you have to deal with a fire in your home, a little preparation can go a long way to making sure you are covered.  For example, make a complete inventory of your possessions. This is especially helpful if you suffer a total loss. Be sure to keep it updated, but be aware that depending on your policy, deprecation may be a factor. The more you can be prepared, the smoother the claim process will go.

If you’d like to check the MSN’s list of the seven common claims covered by homeowners insurance visit ( and if you have any questions about your homeowners insurance contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


6 Steps to Cut Your Car-Insurance Rates

Speeding CarWant to save some money on your car insurance? If you answered yes, the process to bringing your rates down might be as simple as taking a few steps.

One of the first steps is to assess your coverage. Find out how much coverage you have and compare it to alternate quotes you receive!  You should also calculate how many miles you drive each year. The number of miles you drive each year is useful information and could affect your premium.

To see a breakdown of Kiplinger’s “6 Steps to Cut Your Car Insurance Rates“ visit ( and for any questions about your car insurance contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


Notorious LA Earthquake Fault More Dangerous Than Experts Believed

Earthquake DamageIf you’ve lived in California for a while, you are probably aware that we are overdue for a major earthquake. You’ve heard about being prepared and the steps to take when the “big one” finally comes, but what you may not know is the long history of earthquakes in the region and how it has affected the landscape for centuries.

If you’d like to read about the current status of one of Southern California’s top seismic danger zones, the Newport-Inglewood fault, check out the LA Times and if want to discuss your earthquake insurance needs contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


10 Places with the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the US

After your home, a car may be the second most important purchase a person makes. It makes sense to keep it as safe as possible. So how safe is your city when it comes to car thefts?

California has multiple locations on MSN’s list of top 10 places with the highest car theft rates (based on 2014 statistics). Albuquerque, New Mexico tops the list with 677 auto thefts per 100,000 people.

To see MSN’s full list of the “10 Places with the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the US” visit and to discuss your Los Angeles car insurance needs, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


10 Ways to Save on Insurance in 2017

man holding money webWelcome to 2017! The calendar page has turned to a whole new year and with it comes a clean slate of goals and dreams. While you could just stick to the classic set of resolutions like exercising more or trying to eat healthier, how about making some small changes now that could go a long way throughout the year. Insurance can be one of the bigger recurring expenses for a family, so taking the time to address those costs can create big savings for you and your family.

Did you know by installing a home security system you can reduce homeowners insurance by up to 20 percent? Also, many companies offer discounts for bundled insurance. So instead of having your car and home insurance with different companies, look into bundling them together and start saving!

For a list of “10 Ways to Save on Insurance in 2017” visit   and for any questions regarding your insurance in Los Angeles contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

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It’s Time to Find Your Christmas Tree

Christmas TreeThe turnaround from Thanksgiving to Christmas is a fast one, which doesn’t leave a lot of time to find, prep, and perfect a central part of the Christmas celebration… THE TREE! Especially in Los Angeles, when there are still beach days in December, it is all the more important to find the perfect tree to help get you into the holiday mood. Luckily, we got you covered with the some great places to find your tree.

A new spot in LA is “Shawn’s Christmas Trees” which includes one of the longest lists of different types of trees available. If you’re looking for a tree AND something for the kids, visit “Irvine Park Railroad”.

For a list of some of the great Christmas Tree lots in Los Angeles visit Red Tricycle ( and for any questions about home insurance in Los Angeles contact your local TMIB at 310-828-9662.


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