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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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Insuring Your Pricey Presents

When all the wrapping paper has been thrown away, and you bask in the glow of another happy holiday, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not your new gifts are covered by your insurance. We …
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Five Simple Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance Bill

Money is always tight, especially during the holiday season. The last thing you want is to spend any more than you have to on your car insurance. Aside from the obvious thing—maintaining a clean driving record—is there anything else you …
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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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