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The Real Hidden Costs to Owning a Vacation Home Rental

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Renting a vacation home has become a hot trend in recent years. According to realtor.com, “37% of vacation home buyers plan to use their property to generate income.” Websites such as HomeAway and Airbnb have made it easy for homeowners to make a profit when their homes would otherwise be…

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Should parents be seeing ‘red’ over the new “Yellow” app?

Kimberly Lucarelli

Through my “Socially Smart” campaign, I’m continuing my efforts to bring awareness to the community about the dangers that lie within social media, and the potential negative impact to children. Over the past two years, I must confess that I have found this challenge daunting. Just when I research new apps and concerns, more troubling…

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Professional Athletes as Brand Ambassadors | Personal Risk

Rachele Spencer

Professional Athletes and Coaches are often furnished vehicles from luxury automobile manufacturers, or high end auto dealerships, with the intent of promoting a specific brand. While not expected to make monthly lease payments, the arrangement may come with a non-monetary consideration for the vehicle loan, inclusive of signed merchandise and…

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Your Guide to Insuring Jewelry

Kimberly Lucarelli

Were you aware that according to The U.S. Jewelry State of the Market Report (Edahn Golan Diamond Research & Data, 2015), high-net worth clients spend four times as much on jewelry as the national average, and last year, sales grew significantly (over previous years)? Your client’s financial investments in precious…

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Parents: Have THIS Talk Before ‘The’ Talk | Internet Safety for Children

Kimberly Lucarelli

To promote health, safety and family values, all parents understand it is important to have ‘THE’ talk with their children. Prior to discussing the “birds and bees”, parents should have a much earlier ongoing discussion to ensure their children understand and practice safe-internet conduct. Perhaps because today’s parents have no personal experiences…

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Protect the Net: Evaluation of Disability Insurance for Athletes, Part 2

Ron Boynar

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the importance of Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and what to look for when acquiring it. For this part let’s turn our focus to Loss-of-Value (LOV) insurance. Remember that PTD covers an athlete in the event of a career-ending injury. LOV, on the other…

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All About You: Personal Risk and Liability Situations (Part 2)

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In the first post we discussed an introduction to liability coverages and protecting your financial future. Here we have shared a number of situations to consider as you evaluate the potential cost of your liability risks and exposures: Dependent Children Children who lend cars to friends, host parties or use social…

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All About You: Personal Liability Risks and Exposures (Part 1)

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Significant life events. Your ever-changing financial picture. An elevated public profile.  All of these situations need to be evaluated each step of the way, to properly safeguard your assets against liability risks. How much liability coverage is enough?  Consider your profession and associated earnings, both current and future, the value of…

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Protect the Net: Evaluation of Disability Insurance for Athletes, Part 1

Ron Boynar

As professional sports continue to rise – both in prominence and revenue – so does the need to protect the future earnings of its athletes within. Whether you, or your client, plays basketball, football, hockey or some other highly-compensated sport, there are absolute dos and don’ts when it comes to buying disability insurance. The first step…

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Cyber Security Tips for Travel | Oswald and Assurex Advisory

Kimberly Lucarelli

Planning to travel this spring and summer holiday season? Whether for business or personal reasons, many of us travel frequently, and yet we give little thought to how we keep our identity and data safe while doing so. To keep us informed and vigilant during our travels, Assurex Global asked…

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