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Pet Travel Tips

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By Diane Tait
While Floridians don’t spend much time dashing through the snow, they do frequently dash down the highway during December is to spend time with relatives.If this takes them far from home, then it frequently forces them to deal with their pets.Since many of my clients own pets, I thought I’d take the time to give you the scoop on what to do with your pets this holiday season if you plan on being away from home for more than a day.

Holiday Travel Hints

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By Diane Tait
While some of us are lucky enough to only have to go over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house, others will wind up traveling out of state or clear across the country this holiday season.If your travels take you beyond the borders of the Sunshine State, there are a few things you’ll need to do to increase the odds of avoiding a holiday from hell. In today’s blog, I will endeavor to provide you with a few tried and true holiday travel hints that could well save the day if your travel plans should get derailed.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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By Diane Tait
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, I thought I’d make a gift suggestion that you may not have considered.While most people scour the Internet looking for deals on toys, the latest electronics and gizmos galore, I came up with one that probably hasn’t crossed your mind: A carbon monoxide alarm.While nearly every home has a smoke detector designed to warn them in case of fire, precious few have a CO alarm.Every bit as deadly as smoke, carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and just as toxic.

Winter Boating Basics

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By Diane Tait
With Thanksgiving Day only a day away, you’d probably think that I would have anything on my mind other than boating.True, if I lived further north, my boat would by this time be mothballed for the season.But in sunny Florida, you can spend time on the water practically the year around.When the days get shorter and the weather gets fickle, I think it’s the perfect time to write about winter boating basics.

Giving Thanks for Insurance

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By Diane Tait
As Thanksgiving Day draws ever nearer this month, I thought I’d take the time to point out several reasons why policyholders should be thankful for insurance.Without sounding self-serving, it’s important to acknowledge that were it not for insurance, our homes would be at greater risk, our businesses would be more likely to fail and our lives would be less fulfilled. You heard me right, it’s because of insurance that every American can feel free to take risks that they would otherwise not entertain, for fear of the consequences.Allow me to elaborate.