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|Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates
Remember how a few months ago I explained on this blog the joys that come from the Federal Reserve? They pretty much regulate the country’s economy and set interest rates on mortgages, credit cards, student loans, insurance policies… Well, ladies and gentlemen, on June 15, 2017, the Fed decided to regale us with raised interest […]
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POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 8:34 PM
|Record Rainfalls End Statewide Drought and Cause Additional Concerns
As recent as April of this year, our state was undergoing a severe drought that threatened our water supply. The lack of precipitation caused concern across Florida, as fires spread across counties. We were in a Twilight Zone of sorts, considering that we’re used to heavy rain almost on a daily basis during the summer. […]
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POSTED JUNE 15, 2017 4:22 PM
|Florida Summers: A Storm’s Paradise
Look up at the sky for a moment. If it’s summer and you’re in Florida, there’s a high probability of seeing dark clouds announcing one of those nifty lighting storms we get almost daily during the hottest time of the year. Depending on where in Tampa Bay you reside, this might mean perfect reading weather, […]
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POSTED JUNE 08, 2017 8:25 PM
|Proposed Legislation Might Affect Flood Insurance
How many of you pay attention to proposed legislation as it occurs in Washington? I know. It’s hard to stay updated, in addition to everything else we have going on: kids, work, running errands, and the occasional social outing to remind you that you’re a human being and that having friends is a good thing. […]
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POSTED JUNE 01, 2017 8:30 PM
|What You Need to Know About Flood Insurance if You Live in a Condominium
Living in Florida, we’re no strangers to short bouts of lighting and storms during the summer, and a long hurricane season. We might not know exactly what causes El Niño, but we know it has to do with weather. We know that South Tampa and Clearwater Beach tend to flood, and flood badly. However, there […]
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POSTED MAY 25, 2017 7:30 PM
|FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is in Deep Water
How much money do you spend on flood insurance each year? If a natural disaster were to hit your hometown tomorrow, do you know what would be covered? Or are you making monthly payments only because your mortgage lender required you to carry coverage before approving your loan? It’s imperative to know whether you’re at […]
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POSTED MAY 18, 2017 7:14 PM
|Do I Need Personal Contents Coverage?
Remember the tornado scene on The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy saw her neighbor flying by on her rocking chair? While far-fetched, it’s a good reminder that when it comes to natural disasters, we should also protect what’s inside our homes. Look around your home. Is it furnished? Do you have electronics, artwork, and appliances? […]
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POSTED MAY 11, 2017 6:27 PM
|What Does Your Flood Insurance Cover?
Whether it was Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, Katrina in Louisiana, or Irene in New York, the damage caused by floods can be devastating. When you’ve lost it all, it’s overwhelming to try to figure out where to start in your efforts to rebuild your life. This is why it’s imperative to take care of […]
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POSTED MAY 04, 2017 6:41 PM
|How to Maximize Flood Insurance During Hurricane Season
Remember how scary hurricane Matthew looked on the news? The storm seemed bigger than our state. Thankfully, we were able to dodge that bullet; but since we do have a yearly hurricane season, we should always be well prepared. National Flood Experts assists homeowners in appealing FEMA’s high-risk flood zone designation. Doing so saves you […]
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POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 3:04 PM
|How Living in Florida Affects Your Bottom Line
Ah, Florida. White sand beaches, beautiful weather year-round, fresh, homegrown, produce; fruity cocktails with tiny umbrellas in our very own tropical paradise. We are the epitome of the catchphrase “I live where you vacation.” But did you know that we are also the state with the largest number of flood insurance policies? Whenever there’s a […]
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POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 5:17 PM