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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Should You Pay for Extra Rental Car Coverage?

By Catherine Powell

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With summertime comes vacation time, the time of year when many of my customers jump on a jumbo jet to visit far off places.  It’s also the one time of the year that almost guarantees you’ll elect to rent a car, since you can’t fit the family sedan in the overhead compartment.  That being said, many customers ask me whether they should opt for added rental car coverage that’s offered at the counter of every rental car agency on the planet.  My answer is always the same.  That depends.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Building a Hurricane Bug-out Bag


By Catherine Powell

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Now that hurricane season is here it comes with the added peril of being ordered to evacuate your home as a named storm bears down on northeast Florida.  Having bugged out in the past when a hurricane loomed large, I’ve come to realize that while most Floridians know what to do when it comes to battening down the hatches at home, few understand what it takes when you are ordered to make a run for it.

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Perils of Patios


By Catherine Powell

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There’s nothing like a summer barbecue or pool party to entertain young and old alike.  That’s the upside of having a backyard patio.  The downside is that it’s also one of the places that’s most likely to involve an accident likely to send you or yours to the hospital.  Before you, one of your kids or a family member winds up in the emergency room, here are a few facts of which you need to be aware concerning patios.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Summer Scammers


By Catherine Powell

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With the kids out of school and the Fourth of July less than a month away, most families look forward to the summer as the time of year to let down their hair and have some fun in the sun.  Unfortunately, the summer is also one of the times of the year when con men and women choose to turn up the heat on unsuspecting families.  To help you stay a step ahead of these summer scammers, I thought I’d take the time to give you the top-10 scams of the summer.

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 ...