2018 Boating Trends

National Marine Manufacturers Association reports boat sales have increased every year for the past six years. Florida leads in boat sales and this year is expected to be no different, …

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Winners and Losers from the 2018 Florida Legislature

This year’s legislative session was unique. The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School prompted action from lawmakers, shifting the agenda toward the end. According to the Tampa Bay Times, …

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Self-storage, a blessing or a curse?

Self-storage is a $38 billion a year industry. According to Sparefoot, an online source for self-storage information, over nine percent of households rent a self-storage unit. While Floridians spend an …

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Coping with tragedy

Across the country hearts are heavy, grieving the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “These tragedies impact our communities-our parents, our children, our school professionals, our first responders-the mental health …

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Thousands of Man-of-Wars take over Florida beaches

“Central and south Florida beaches are seeing what looks like blue balloons wash up on shore but beware of the sting,” warns Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s …

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Cell Phone Addiction

“Cell phones are no longer just phones, but so much more,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent auto insurance agency. They store our calendars and …

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Changes this tax season

Most people do not look forward to filing taxes, especially with a new tax law in place for the first time in decades. Those changes can induce confusion and stress. …

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International Travel Advisory for Mexico

A chill in the air is good motivation to make warmer travel plans for 2018.  “Before you book plans for spring break or summer vacation, make sure your destination is …

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Are you adequately insured?

It’s hard to believe a new year is right around the corner. With each passing year, life brings changes. It is crucial to have an insurance policy that reflects your …

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Hurricane exposes insurance gap

November 30, marked the end of an extremely destructive, 2017 hurricane season. While totals are still being calculated, estimates currently put damages at $200 billion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency …

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