Laine Drummond

Blogger, Writer, Celebrator, Music Lover, Dog Walker, Advocate for Seniors & the Elderly

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Tips For a Safe (And Fun) Summer Road Trip

Ernest Hemingway once said, "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." A safe journey starts long before you pull out of the driveway. Come back to this page soon for more summer road trip tips.

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Do You Need Wedding Insurance?

Until I moved to Florida, I had never heard the expression, "cone of uncertainty." Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria made sure I never want to hear that phrase again. Kind of like when people say "yes, but it's a dry heat" - a maddening saying that might as well be the state motto of Arizona.

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Hurricane Preparation Tips

Exclusions exist in standard insurance policies - such as flooding - which is often what a hurricane leaves behind. As a property owner, it is vital to understand (pre-disaster) what your policy covers and excludes. Floods are the nation's most common and costly natural disaster and cause millions of dollars in damage each year.

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Safe Social Media Practices for a Summer Vacation

I recently read that, "a session of boasting won't attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target." Attention-seeking and oversharing on social media could paint a bullseye on you and your empty home.

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Road Trip Checklist: Auto Insurance

Getting a rental car is a solid idea, as there are many cases where having one is preferred over using your own car. That said, before you pick up the keys, you should check if your insurance policy extends to rental cars.

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

When championing the virtues of pet insurance to others, I have heard some horrifyingly impressive stories about things their dogs have eaten. My friend Dee-Dee's Great Dane ate a pair of tube socks that had to be surgically removed. My niece Jessie's Labrador ate a fully intact rubber ducky that also required surgical removal.