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American Dreams

Welcome to American Dreams! Every season, you’ll find new and easy tips to help you save money, time and energy. Plus, discover expert advice from our agents on topics that are relevant to you in your life right now.


Get ready to start saving

Whether you’re looking to put more money back in your pocket, more time back in your day or live a more sustainable lifestyle, we’ve got helpful tips waiting for you below.

There’s no place like home to find easy ways to save.

Here are our top 3 tips:

Save money

DIY your own seasonal decor. Get creative with pumpkins, dried leaves in beautiful autumn colors, pinecones, tea lights and ribbon.

Save time

Put ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning and come home to a nice, warm, ready-to-eat meal. Plus, cleanup is a breeze.

Save energy

Get a smart thermostat and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures whether you’re asleep or away.

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There’s a simple way to save at every turn.

Here are our top 3 tips:

Save money

Heading out for an adventure? Make sure all your gear fits in the car or trunk. A loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by 5%.

Save time

Before you even get behind the wheel, plan your trip carefully. Make sure you’re taking the optimal route, avoiding traffic or construction zones.

Save energy

The next time you’re in line at the drive-thru, turn off the ignition. Idling produces more emissions than stopping and restarting your engine.

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Every day is a good day to save.

Here are our top 3 tips:

Save money

If you can’t resist a spiced pumpkin latte, learn how to make it at home. There are lots of recipes for warm fall drinks that won’t cost you $6 a cup.

Save time

Organizing your clothing by color as well as style will help you find items more quickly and get you out the door faster.

Save energy

Use rechargeable batteries. The corrosive acid in regular batteries is extremely damaging to soil when it ends up in landfills.

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Agent Advice

Have an insurance question? Other customers like you do, too! Check out some of the latest questions, answered by American Family agents.

  1. If you’re spending less time on the road, it may be worth considering a usage-based insurance program like KnowYourDrive®. It’s an app that monitors your driving behavior and can help you save money. You get a discount just for signing up and can save even more based on your driving habits. Ask your agent about signing up today!

  2. Let’s face it – these days, travel is more unpredictable than ever. Even if a trip is disrupted due to no fault of your own, there’s still no guarantee that your money will be refunded. Travel insurance will help protect your investment and give you peace of mind.

  3. Life insurance through your employer can be a great benefit, but it might not be enough to provide long-term financial protection for your family if you were to pass away. The death benefit for a typical workplace policy is usually only around twice your base salary. Plus, if you lose or leave your job, the work policy may not come with you. Having your own life insurance policy helps ensure your family has the right financial protection in place, no matter what changes with your work.

  4. Scheduling a meeting with your agent is always a great idea. We can review your current policy together, and make sure it’s still the right fit, especially if you’ve experienced any major life events this past year, like getting married, having a child, etc. Plus, I might be able to offer you newly designed coverages — like pet insurance — and see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

  5. More than likely, you’re covered under your employer’s insurance policy for any business equipment you use at home, though that coverage may be limited. It’s important to ask your employer what exactly the company’s policy covers. With that information, your agent can assess if you need to make any updates to your home policy.

  6. As they say, “accidents happen.” Holiday gatherings often mean more people getting together, which can lead to higher risk of an accident occurring. For example, icy stairs up to your home can be hazardous and result in injuries. Bottom line, if the unexpected happens during the holidays, umbrella insurance can potentially save you money and give you peace of mind by going beyond your regular home or auto policy. Now is the time to consider this coverage, but you can benefit from it all year round.

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