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10 Ways Cybercrime Can Ruin Your Business

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By Diane Tait
Every month it seems you read about another high-profile business that has been hacked by cybercriminals.Whether it involves the theft of data from a big box store, or from one of the credit reporting bureaus that store all our data, these breaches affect all of us.What most business owners don’t realize is that they are living on borrowed time if they don’t take the time to address this issue and secure their digital domain soon.To help you assess how well-prepared your business is to deal with cybercrime, I have come up with 10 ways cybercrime can ruin your business.

What You Need to Know About Lightning

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By Diane Tait
Living in Florida means dealing with thunderstorms on an almost daily basis in the summer.It also means there’s the potential for an electrical storm in the Sunshine State year-round.While the odds of being struck by lightning are low since most people seek shelter when thunder begins to rumble, the same can’t be said for our homes. In the US, Florida leads the nation in the number of lightning strikes and damage caused.A typical year sees $4-5 billion in lightning damage claims in Florida.That also makes it the highest amount for any State in the Union.

How Safe is Your Swimming Pool?

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By Diane Tait
Having a swimming pool in your yard can be a blessing, or it can be an accident waiting to happen.One of the benefits of living in Florida is the amount of time we can spend in the water.Unlike the northeast, where pool owners only have a scant few months to make use of their pool, in Florida we can swim nearly year around.While that’s good news for homeowners, it can also be something of a watery minefield if you aren’t careful.

How to Save on Homeowner’s Insurance?

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By Diane Tait
For most people, owning a home is the biggest investment they will ever make.To protect this investment, you need to carry homeowner’s insurance.That’s a given.The trick is determining how much homeowner’s coverage you need.Get it right, and you’ll be covered for unexpected crises that wind, weather, and happenstance can throw at you.Get it wrong, and you can be left holding the bag if something happens to your home.Nobody wants to pay more than they should for anything, including homeowner’s insurance.Of course, nobody wants to find out after a catastrophe that the damage done to their home isn’t covered under their current policy.To help you determine the optimum level of coverage you need, today I will give you some food for thought when it comes to your homeowner’s policy.

How to Keep Summer Squalls from Wrecking Your Ride

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By Diane Tait
Now that summer is here in north Florida, that means one thing: Summer squalls.Those of you who moved to Florida from other parts of the country have no doubt had to contend with driving in the rain.The difference is when you’re forced to deal with a full on, no-holds-barred thunderstorm here, don’t think rain, think free car wash.That’s because rain squalls in Florida are as fierce as they are prevalent.The rain that comes down on an almost daily basis in the Jacksonville area falls from the sky in torrents that can make windshield wipers nearly useless and visibility nearly zero.That’s why more auto accidents happen in the summer in Florida than in any other part of the country.If you want to keep summer squalls from wrecking your ride and causing your auto insurance rates to rise, here are some helpful hints.