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Thursday, May 30, 2019

How to Beat the Heat

By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy flickr
Is it hot enough for you?  Even though we aren’t yet out of May, the temperature has suddenly started acting like it’s August.  With the forecast for the rest of the week being in the upper 90’s, I thought it a good idea to give you a few tips to help you deal with the heat.  Aside from the discomfort all of us will have to endure if we venture outside for more than a few minutes, there are also many dangers that come from being overheated. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ready for a Road Trip?


By Catherine Powell

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With the school year nearly finished, many families thoughts turn to going on vacation.  While for some that means packing the family onto a jumbo jet, for others it means taking to the road.  If you’re one of the those who loves to head out with your family on the open road, this week’s blog is for you.  So, buckle up and get ready to learn some tried and true tips to make this a vacation to remember.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Documenting Storm Damage


By Catherine Powell

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Now that the start of Hurricane Season is only a couple weeks away, I thought I’d take the time to show you how to document storm damage.  When it comes to storms in Florida, it doesn’t take a hurricane to produce damage.  The typical afternoon gully washer packs enough of a punch to knock down trees, strip shingles from roofs and pepper your home with hail.  If your home does sustain storm-related damage, do you know how to document it so you can file a claim?  Do you know what steps to take to make sure you get paid?  Below are some helpful hints designed to give you a leg up after the squall has ended.

Friday, May 10, 2019

The ABC’s of Mobile Home Insurance


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy Public Domain Pictures
Many mobile home owners think that insuring their property is identical to homeowner’s insurance.  I like to point out the fact that while the two are similar, there are a number of subtle differences that they need to note before purchasing insurance.  To make life simple for all you mobile and modular home owners out there, this week I’ll cover the ABC’s of mobile home insurance.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Teaching Your Teen to Drive


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy flickr
When it comes to teaching your children life lessons, one of the toughest is giving your teenager driving lessons.  While many parents outsource the nerve-wracking job to a driving school, I’m here to tell you that taking on the task yourself can be rewarding.  Particularly if you find you and your teen have little in common and/or your teenager has devolved into sullen silence, one thing that can strengthen your connection and brighten their disposition is holding out your car keys and saying, “Want to drive?”

That being said, finding yourself in the passenger seat while your inexperienced teenager takes the wheel of your car can be a daunting prospect.  To help you keep from having a nervous breakdown or further alienating your teenager, I have come up with my top-10 list of things you can do to make the effort less stressful on both of you.

How to Avoid Used Car Scams

By Catherine Powell Image courtesy flickr If you’re like most consumers, you tend to hold onto a car as long as it still has some ...