Time to buy (the safest) new car!

February 15th is right around the corner! This is the earliest date of tax returns for 2017. For many Americans, tax returns mean taking care of household repairs and improvements, paying off debt, saving, or making new purchases. This is a particularly good time of year to buy a new car, especially since many auto …

February 11, 2017

February is Black History Month!

America is like a nicely aged, patchwork quilt. Each part of the tapestry, valuable in its own right, not only has a story and history all its own, but also contributes to the greater work allowing for a solid, unified, greater result. Just as the patches of these warm, beautiful quilts, the diversity of our make …

February 4, 2017

Time travel with the senses

Have you ever noticed how deeply rooted our memory is to our senses? It seems the senses can jog our memory and bring to mind events, experiences, and even emotions long forgotten. It is amazing to me how catching a scent of perfume can take me back and call to mind memories of my mother- …

January 28, 2017

Here comes the rain…

With all the recent rain we’ve been having, I couldn’t help but notice this morning that many of the yards along my route to work look more like ponds than yards. Given that the weekend forecast is calling for still more rain, I thought now would be a great time to review proper coverage for …

January 21, 2017

Movement toward innovation, success, and happiness.

With the new year comes new goals. For some, new goals may mean losing weight, eating better, being more organized, or saving money. For others, it might involve starting or finishing a written work, learning a new skill, being more creative, or earning more money. We all seem to start off the new year, generally …

January 14, 2017

Brrrrrrr! Baby, It’s cold outside!

Many of us woke up this morning to a whopping 4 degrees outside! Temperatures were even lower in some places. With the cold, snowy weather comes new hazards to look out for and protect against. Typically, we remember our coats and scarves (or, if we do forget them, we run back in for them pretty …

January 7, 2017

For times gone by, my dear, for times gone by.

It is that time of year, again; time to say farewell to the old and welcome in the new. While I, personally, do not like to make New Year’s resolutions (which I feel sets one up to fail), I do like to take a moment to reflect on the passing year and consider my hopes and …

December 31, 2016

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!

Because sometimes, you just need a laugh. Here’s to merry, here’s to bright, here’s to dancing it out all through the night! We hope you enjoy our (very serious) holiday video! From all of us here at Team Penwell, we hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Until next time- may …

December 24, 2016

The final pieces of Christmas time preparation

As the days tick by and the holidays get closer and closer, we are nearing the finish line – the final, hectic, holiday push. It is time to check the list (twice), wrap the presents, and make sure every bow and bough is in place in time for Santa’s arrival. While this should be a time of joy …

December 17, 2016

Time to get your homes winter ready!

Considering many of us woke up this morning to the year’s first snow, I thought it appropriate to use this week’s edition of the blog to discuss preparing our homes and autos for winter- or “winterizing” as my mother calls it. We all know, and hope we remember, to check our car’s battery and swap …

December 10, 2016