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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

How Umbrella Insurance Can Turn a Frown Upside Down


By Catherine Powell

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In Florida they say it never rains but it pours.  And when the precipitation is coming down in sheets, an umbrella can be worth its weight in gold.  Just as an umbrella helps protect you from inclement weather, there is an insurance product called an umbrella policy that’s designed to keep all kinds of unpleasant things from raining down on you.  In today’s blog, I’ll tell you what makes umbrella policies tick and how you can use them to bolster your existing insurance coverage.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Perfecting Your Pool’s Protection


By Catherine Powell

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They say some like it hot.  But if that’s the case, then the people who say it probably weren’t in Florida in July and August.  Between the heat and the humidity, both of which hover in the mid-90’s for weeks on end, most of the residents and tourists brave enough to venture outdoors in the Sunshine State during the dog days only do so to go from the comfort of their air conditioned car or an air conditioned mall.  The only exception to this rule is when they dive into the surf or the cool comfort of a swimming pool.  If you own a pool or are considering adding one to your property, there are a few things you need to know if you want to keep your pool from becoming a bottomless pit for lawsuits.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

How to Protect Your Identity While on Vacation


By Catherine Powell

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It’s that time of year again when the summer heat is on and all we Floridians dream of traveling to cooler climes, if even only for a week or so.  Before you book that trip and pack those bags, there are a few things you need to know if you don’t want to wind up making a criminal’s day by giving them easy access to your credit cards and other financial information.  Below are ten tips that can help you cover your assets whenever you travel near or far. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Do You Have the Auto Insurance Blues?


By Catherine Powell

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If you own or lease a car you undoubtedly have auto insurance.  That’s because every state in the Union with the exception of New Hampshire requires residents to carry auto insurance.  In fact, if you’re found to be operating a motor vehicle without insurance coverage, the penalties can range from $150-$1,500 depending on the state in which you live.  While many motorists complain about the high price of auto insurance, think of what would happen were they not covered. If they were involved in an at-fault accident, they would not only be required to cover the damages incurred by the driver of the other vehicle, they’d also open themselves up to lawsuits by any passengers who were in either vehicle.  When you consider the fact that the average cost of auto insurance in the US is $1,416 in 2020, that’s a small price to pay to secure peace of mind that should you be involved in an auto accident, the costs won’t bankrupt you.  Still, if you want to reduce the bite that auto insurance takes out of your wallet, there are a few things you can do that won’t water down your coverage.

How Umbrella Insurance Can Turn a Frown Upside Down

By Catherine Powell Image courtesy pxfuel In Florida they say it never rains but it pours.   And when the precipitation is coming ...