The Advantage Blog


Honoring Our Veterans in 2020

Few groups deserve our recognition, respect and gratitude more than the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military. These upstanding individuals sacrifice so much so that we can preserve our way of life.  Can’t Be Thankful Enough The Mitchell Agency would like to begin 2020 by expressing our appreciation to all […]

Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Families with Kids

Some say the “joy is in the journey”.  Whoever said this did not have three young children in their car seats, all wanting something different, and all wanting to know, “when will we be there”.   Visiting family makes the holidays special, but getting to your destination may not be the most pleasant part of the […]

Which Charities Should I Support?

It’s that time of year when many charitable causes reach out to their communities asking for their support. It can often feel a little overwhelming as you try to determine which organizations to contribute to.  Giving by individuals in the U.S. totaled an estimated $292.09 billion in 2018. Define a Giving Strategy Many of us […]

Everyone Should Have a Retirement Plan

Most of us want to retire someday.  There are those who say they enjoy what they do and don’t plan to retire, but even those individuals will want to find more time to do things they have had to put off. Building Your Retirement Nest Egg For most of your working life the main focus […]

When Your Kids Stress Out Over School

Now that all our children are back in school we collectively take a deep breath and think that all is well.  But this may not be the case with every student.  Some children become anxious over their new environment, their friends, grades, and other school related activities. Identify the Signs your Child is Stressed Stress […]

Vacation Destinations that Take You Out of this World

50 years ago this month on July 20, 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon’s surface.  It was an historic event as NASA accomplished the challenge of going to the moon by the end of the decade set forth by President John F. Kennedy to our nation in 1962. Following the […]

Jack Bogan Jr. Celebrates 50 Years at the Mitchell Agency

“Take care of the customer and the business will take care of itself,” has been the business philosophy of Jack R. Bogan Jr. for the past 50 years.  Jack acquired this bit of advice from his own father, Jack, Sr., and it has served him and his company well since its founding in 1885. Never […]

Honor Our Veterans This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. Throughout our nation’s 243 year history over 1.1 million American soldiers have died fighting for our way of life. There are still men and women in uniform dying today to preserve our […]

Why We Should All Support Locally Owned Small Businesses

“If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy,” according to CustomMade Infographics. Not only does buying from locally owned businesses put dollars back in our local economy, but it adds […]

Protect Your Possessions When on Vacation

Over the next 2 – 4 weeks many of us will be leaving town for spring break destinations.  When it comes to keeping your property and possessions safe, there are a number of things that can be done to avoid the shock of returning home from vacation and finding that your home has been burglarized. […]