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Insure Your Rig: Commercial Trucking Insurance

Whether you’re an independent owner-operator, or you manage a fleet of trucks, Lakewood Financial can provide all your commercial trucking insurance needs. We cover all types of trucks, including tractor trucks, tow trucks, box trucks, and dump trucks.   Commercial …
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Protect Yourself and Your Business From Cyber Security Threats

You’ve probably read about data breaches at large companies such as Equifax, Target, and Home Depot as well as other types of cyber security breaches. But did you know that small businesses and even individuals are also at risk and …
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Affordable Car Insurance for Your Teen Driver

Your teenager just got his driver’s license. How exciting—and how expensive!   There’s no way around it. Teen drivers do cause the family’s car insurance premiums to go up, because statistically immature drivers are at higher risk for accidents. Teen …
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If Lightning Strikes, Are You Covered?

Even if you’re new to the Bradenton/Sarasota area, you’re probably already familiar with our frequent thunderstorms. After all, the Sunshine State could just as well be called the Lightning State—Florida experiences an average of 3,500 cloud to ground lightning flashes …
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Insurance and Your College Student

Congratulations—your child is going off to college! While you’re packing up your student’s belongings and offering last minute advice, take a few minutes to think about how this new adventure affects your own and your college student’s unique insurance needs. …
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Hot Tips for Staying Cool—Don’t Let Summer Heat Make You Sick

We all love to play outdoors during the summer—the kids are out of school, we have more time to enjoy our toys and take vacations. But while you’re having fun in the sun, remember to take some common sense heat …
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Florida Flood Facts—Is Your Home at Risk?

If you live in Florida, the answer is probably yes, according to Roy Wright, former director of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Florida has the longest seacoast in the continental United States, as well as flat terrain and many …
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9 Summer Pool Safety Tips for Florida Homeowners

  Who doesn’t love to hear the words, “pool party”?   Swimming and playing in a backyard pool is one of the best ways to have fun and stay cool during our hot Florida summers. However, homeowners need to be …
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Coverage Options for Uber and Lyft Drivers

  Thinking of making a little side income by becoming a rideshare driver* for Uber or Lyft? Before you sign up, make sure you’ve got insurance coverage. Will your personal auto policy be enough? Or do you need a commercial …
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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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