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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Is Your Motor-home Eating You Out of House & Home?

By Catherine Powell

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For some Floridians, there’s nothing like the call of the open road, especially if they own a motor-home.  Whenever they get the urge to take a vacation, they don’t have to contact a travel agent or deal with a pat down at the airport.  All they have to do is pack some clothes and food before stopping at the corner gas station to get the party started.  Whether they have a weekend, a week or a whole month to fill, owning a motor-home makes taking a DIY vacation a breeze. On the other hand, owning a motor-home can be a financial strain if you don’t factor in all the variables.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Is Your Home an Energy Hog?

By Catherine Powell

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When it comes to going green, most people think about buying a hybrid or electric car to save money at the gas pump.  Or, they vow to do more to recycle their trash.  I even have a number of friends who are fanatics when it comes to eating organic food and reducing their reliance on chemicals and pesticides.  While all this is a good start when it comes to making less of an impact on the environment, most of my friends have yet to consider doing something about the biggest energy hog they have: Their home.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sailor Take Warning

By Catherine Powell

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Into every life a little rain must fall.  While this adage holds true for us all, it goes double for boaters.  Spend enough time on the water and inevitably you’ll encounter rain.  The only difference is in Florida, it probably won’t be a little rain, it will most likely be a lot.  Storm sailing is one of the tests of seamanship all boaters need to prepare themselves for before they leave the dock. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Used Car Buying Tips

By Catherine Powell

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No matter how much you baby your car, sooner or later it comes time to move on.  Unless you intend to buy a new car, there are several things you need to consider before you sign on the dotted line.  This is true whether you buy your car with a private owner or from a used car lot.  There are too many ways to hide damage, roll back an odometer, or make a car seem more road worthy than it really is.  If you want to avoid winding up with a lemon, here are some tips you need to heed.

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