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Hurricane Season Is Almost Here–Will You Be Ready?

After 2017’s Hurricane Irma impacted nearly the entire state of Florida, most of us in the Bradenton and Sarasota areas are taking hurricane preparations seriously this year. Hurricane experts have already indicated that the 2018 hurricane season should have slightly …
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If My Garage Burns Down and My Classic Car Is Destroyed, Am I Covered?

You might think that if your classic car is damaged or destroyed by fire while locked in your garage that your homeowners insurance would cover the loss. Think again. Your homeowners insurance will not cover your classic car, because it …
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Should You Carry Dog Bite Liability?

Most of us consider our dogs members of the family. They share our lives and our homes—but unfortunately, they may also leave us open to lawsuits. Even though it’s unlikely that your family pet will bite someone, it might be …
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If You Need an FR-44, We Can Help

If you’re in the difficult position of putting your life back together after a DUI conviction, we can help.  Since 2008, Florida has required that drivers who’ve been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs carry an …
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Buyer Beware—Could That Car Be Flood Damaged?

If you’re in the market for a used car, be aware that hundreds of thousands of flood damaged vehicles were left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. And many of these vehicles may have hit the used car market. These …
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No Welcome Mat for Burglars—Try These Simple Home Security Tips

  While you want your home to be welcoming to your family and friends, you also want it to be unattractive to burglars. A few simple home security measures can decrease the chance that your home will be broken into. …
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Need Car Insurance and Have Personal Injury Protection Claims? Lakewood Financial Has You Covered!

Let’s say you’ve been hurt in a car accident, and the other driver is at fault. Under current Florida requirements, all drivers must carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, and even though you weren’t at fault in the accident, in …
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Tips for First-time Home Buyers

Thinking of buying your first home?  Buying a home is a big investment, so you want to make sure you understand the process and you’re ready to take the plunge before joining the mass of first-time home buyers.Doing your homework …
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Business Owner Policy (BOP) Basics

If you’re starting a small business, you have many decisions to make—including what sort of insurance coverage your new business needs to safeguard your assets and income. Don’t worry—at Lakewood Financial, we’re here to help!   Let us introduce you …
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New to Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know About Car Insurance

If you’ve just relocated to the Sarasota/Bradenton area, welcome! We’re glad to have you here. While you’re unpacking and checking out the beaches, remember that you’ll need to purchase car insurance and tag your car in your new state—and Florida …
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