Show Your Home Some Love With These Maintenance Tasks

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Once you’ve taken care of your significant other, why not show your home some love? Maintaining your home can save you money, hassles—and maybe even a homeowners insurance claim! …
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Start the Year Right With Insurance Savings

Shopping for insurance is no one’s idea of a good time, but here at Lakewood Financial, we try to make it as simple, painless and cost-effective as possible. We are an all-lines, local independent agency, based in Bradenton, and we: …
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Does Your Homeowner’s Insurance Come Up Short?

Your homeowner’s insurance policy is a key piece of your financial safety net. Not only does it cover what is probably your most valuable asset, your home itself, it also covers what’s inside your home—or does it?   Here are …
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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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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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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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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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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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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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