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Using Your Tax Holiday to Prep for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm | No comment | Category: Storm Season

hurricane seasonWhen the sales tax holiday rolls around this summer from June 1 – 7 and from July 6 – 12, you might be like most people and decide to stock up on school supplies or general household items before the deadline runs out. But wait! Don’t forget hurricane season starts June 1st (what a crazy coincidence!) and a lot of disaster preparedness items are sales tax exempt during this time too.

7 Hurricane Myth-Conceptions

May 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm | No comment | Category: Assignment of Benefits, family safety, Storm Season

storm seasonSummer is right around the corner and brimming with possibilities! Don’t forget that June marks the beginning of two seasons: summer and hurricane! As you make summer plans, don’t forget to add hurricane prep to your list. The Sun Sentinel recently quoted Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, as he debunked a number of common hurricane insurance myths that we wanted to share with you here to help you stay ahead of bad weather.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

May 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

identity theftIf you’ve ever been the unfortunate victim of identity theft, you know all too well the terrible wave of panic that sweeps over you the moment you realize your information has been stolen and used fraudulently.  You also know how difficult it is to put the pieces back together and recover from an incident involving identity theft or fraud.

Why Do I Need Flood Insurance?

April 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm | No comment | Category: Flood Insurance

flood insuranceFlooding is the #1 ranked natural disaster in the country and yet, there are numerous common misconceptions about flood insurance that permeate in the United States, specifically in Florida. Make sure your home and property is protected in case of an emergency, as many residents live in coastal areas. Knowing the importance of flood insurance is the first step in preventing unexpected loss, and we’re here to help get you ready.

Spring into Fire Safety: A Guide to Prepping Your Home This Season

shutterstock_220431301When you’re in the throes of spring cleaning, take a moment and remember to add these fire prevention tips onto your honey-dos. Not only do you want to prevent fires and keep the lives of your family members safe, but you also want to safeguard against costly smoke damage which can often be impossible to remove. Here are a few fire safety tips to get you going.

10 New Home Buying Tips

April 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm | No comment | Category: Home Buying, Homeowner's Insurance

Homeowners InsuranceSo you’re in the process of buying a new home, and you’re wondering what the deal is with home insurance. You need it, obviously, but how should you go about finding it? What type of coverage do you need? How do you know if you have enough insurance? Those are all great questions to talk with a local independent agent about. The following 10 factors are crucial to take into account when you’re trying to choose homeowners insurance, so don’t overlook them.

10 Innovative Home Cleaning Solutions That Save Time

March 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm | No comment | Category: Home Organization/Cleaning

innovative-cleaning-web-upload-300x225Maintaining a clean, orderly home when you have children, pets, and a full-time job can feel like a never-ending war against the clock. There are ways to reduce the time and financial investment in house cleaning without compromising on the end result. Here are 10 simple and innovative home cleaning solutions will help speed up this season’s spring clean and leave your home fresh and clean.

The Best Pet Safe Cleaning Products

March 4, 2018 at 12:18 pm | No comment | Category: Home Organization/Cleaning

pet safe cleaning productsWe love our pets, and keeping them safe and healthy is our number one responsibility as a pet owner. There could be hidden danger for your pet in your home, especially in the form of home cleaning products. The EPA estimates that more than 50 percent of indoor pollution is the result of chemical-based household cleaning products, which means there is a risk for exposure to toxins inside your home. Pets are at an even greater risk because they absorb and process chemicals into their bloodstreams at a faster rate.

As you begin spring cleaning this year, pay close attention to the cleaning products you’re using. While they may be effective at removing dirt and grime, they may also put your or your pet at unnecessary risk. Here are some ideas of natural alternatives and pet safe options, and more importantly, a list of products, chemicals, and cleaning materials to avoid.

It’s 2018! Time for a Homeowners Insurance Checkup

January 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Storm Season

homeowners insuranceNew Year, New…Insurance Policy? You bet. Floridians were hit hard in 2017 and many were left disillusioned with their coverage. Now is the time to dig into the details of your policy, talk with your insurance agent, and make changes to ensure 2018 is covered.

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel

December 1, 2017 at 4:57 am | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

holiday travelPreparing for travel over the holidays can make people simultaneously anxious and excited. You’re balancing how fun it will be to have family meet your new bundle of joy versus how much your fellow airline passengers will appreciate your precious cargo. When you start feeling overwhelmed, keep these tips in mind for easier travel.

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