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Avoid These Thanksgiving Dangers

What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Happy times spent with family, a delicious meal, maybe a football game on TV? You probably don’t picture putting out a fire in your kitchen or a trip to the …
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Starting a Side Hustle? You Might Need Commercial Auto Insurance

More and more people are starting side hustles, whether to make a little extra money to cover their bills, or to start their dream business. If you’re one of those people, you should consider buying a commercial auto insurance policy. …
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Insuring Your Toys – Peace of Mind When It’s Time to Play

One of the best things about the Bradenton/Sarasota area is the climate—when other people are getting ready for winter, we’re still able to play outside! And many of us have the “toys” to do just that—toys like boats, RVs, all-terrain …
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Why Young Families Need Term Life Insurance

If you have a young family, you probably find yourself financially stressed. Your expenses are rising at the same time that you might be dropping from two incomes to one, even if it’s just for a short time. Money’s tight—but …
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Loss of Use Benefits Explained

 If a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, or fire strikes your home, you may find it temporarily uninhabitable, or even destroyed. Imagine if you have to live someplace else while your home is being repaired—how will you pay for …
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Prepare Now for Flood Risk

With Hurricane Harvey fresh in our minds, the Sarasota/Bradenton area is on alert watching the path of Hurricane Irma. While the effects of wind, such as damage from fallen trees, is likely covered under your homeowners insurance policy, less your …
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Prevent Accidents With Basic Car Maintenance

Whether you do it yourself or hire a trusted mechanic, regular basic car maintenance not only keeps your vehicle running well and safely, it also may prevent an accident. Since every vehicle is different, be sure to read your owner’s …
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Safe Driving Tips for Rainy Days

In the South, over 90 percent of weather-related crashes occur on wet pavement, according to the Federal Highway Administration. We here in Bradenton and Sarasota are certainly familiar with navigating frequent summer storms, so Lakewood Financial would like to offer …
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Preparing Your Home Before Vacation

There’s still time to sneak in a summer vacation before the kids go back to school. Before you go, there are a few things you should do towards preparing your home while you’re gone, and ease your reentry when you …
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How Your Homeowners Insurance Keeps Working, Even When You’re on Vacation

While you’re making plans for a summer vacation, packing up the kids, and making arrangements for the dog, the last thing on your mind might be your homeowners insurance. You can rest assured that even though you’re on vacation, your …
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