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It’s Stone Crab Season!

Seafood lovers, it’s time to celebrate! Today is a happy day for Floridians. It marks the opening of stone crab season! That pricey but delicious treat is back on the menu for the winter season. After concerns about the health of this year’s crab haul, Florida Trend magazine kicks off the season with a promising […]

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Don’t Relax Quite Yet …..

We made it through Dorian, but don’t put away the hurricane supplies just yet. “Hurricanes love Florida in October,” say storm experts. “Florida is still a big target in October,” Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach told the Palm Beach Post. “The odds for Texas and the Carolinas get lower, but Florida is still […]

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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

I knew that medical marijuana had gone mainstream when one of my clients told me she was getting her medical marijuana card to deal with chronic shoulder pain. What made us have a chuckle together over her admission? My client is in her mid-80s. Not your typical pothead, right? Think again. Medical marijuana is a […]

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Dorian: 5 Lessons We Learned From The Last Destructive Storms

Attention, East Coast residents.  It’s hurricane season again! The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, and Hurricane Dorian is already bearing down us in Florida. Two years ago, our state was hit by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in Florida and caused […]

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Florida Among Best Places To Start A Small Biz

Dreams of starting your own business? You’re in the right place in Florida. Our state came in 6th place in Wallet Hub’s annual survey of best and worst places to start a small business (Texas and Utah took the top spots). Florida has an outstanding “business environment,” says Wallet Hub, but lost ground with its slightly […]

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Florida Attracting Tax Refugees From Up North

More northerners in high-tax states are cashing in their real-estate chips to move to places like Florida, reports the South Florida SunSentinel. Real estate pros say “a steady flow of tax refugees” is heading to the Sunshine State from places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Some real estate experts in the know claim that […]

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How To Beat Sky High Auto Insurance Costs

Paying a fortune for car insurance in Florida? We feel your pain. Car insurance can be a big budget buster in Florida (I should know. I used to have two very expensive teenage drivers on my policy!). Insurance experts say that’s because we have more accidents, more litigation, and more fraud than most other states. […]

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Are You Getting Your Tax Money’s Worth In Florida?

Hate to pay taxes? Don’t we all. But wouldn’t you feel better knowing you and your community get the most in benefits compared to what you pay in? In WalletHub’s new Taxpayer Survey, researchers say Florida residents top almost all other states in getting their tax money’s worth back in benefits. In fact, compared to other states, […]

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Retiring In Florida: Here’s What It Really Costs To Live The Dream In 3 Different Cities

Florida is one of the best places to retire in America. But how much does it really cost for a dream retirement in the Sunshine State? We just collaborated with journalist Hillary Hoffower of Business Insider to calculate what the typical retiree really needs to stake out their place in the sun. The rules? Our […]

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Beware Hefty Hurricane Loss Deductibles

Hurricane damage to your home? You could be on the hook for a hefty out-of-pocket payment before your insurance kicks in. This week’s Wall Street Journal article focused on these tricky hurricane deductibles that make you responsible for the first 2% or so of losses. Some consumers opt for even higher deductibles in a bid […]

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