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Many senior citizens travel together because it gives them a sense of security. Having an extra set of eyes and ears with you in the car might improve your ability to notice hazards before they become disasters. Yet, some drivers, particularly single drivers, don't have that luxury. READ MORE >>

Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, it might mean more trips on your motorcycle. You might not have used your bike a lot during the winter. In fact, some Ocala motorcycle owners put their bikes in storage until spring and summer beckon. READ MORE >>

If you live in The Villages, you're part of one of America's best communities for senior citizens. You have a lot of convenient resources right outside your front door. You can age comfortably in your home while still living a vibrant, active lifestyle. Still, aging in your own home requires preparation. READ MORE >>

Florida ranks as the 4th best state business climate, according to the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. Gainesville itself had a total employed workforce of 125,464 in December 2016. Gainesville provides a large contribution to Florida's business, health care and higher education sectors. READ MORE >>

The Villages, Florida's property crime rate is 7.29 occurrences per 1,000 residents according to NeigborhoodScout. This is lower than both the statewide and national rate, which were 28.13 and 26 respectively. Regardless of how safe The Villages is, it still faces a crime risk. READ MORE >>

Like the rest of Florida, Ocala sees its fair share of wet weather. The average rainfall in the city is 7.4 inches on average each June, according to U.S. Climate Data. June also happens to be the month that the city gets the most rain, on average. Whenever rainy weather approaches, it causes adverse road conditions. READ MORE >>

The average home price in The Villages, Florida is around $250,000, according to Zillow. You will likely seek to occupy your home for a long time. There is a chance you will take out a loan with your bank to help pay for the home. In many cases, a home loan requires you to carry homeowners insurance. READ MORE >>

We are heading into the most wonderful time of the year. This is the time to be with those you love most, and share those special moments. But as we delve deeper into the holiday season, remember that your home always faces risks. Your home insurance coverage can help you financially after an incident, but it's better to avoid that incident in the first place. READ MORE >>

Have you ever noticed drivers seem uncertain if they should be stopping for a School Bus on a 4 lane road, what is the exact rule? According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles you are required to stop on a 4 lane road, unless the driver of a vehicle is on a divided highway with an unpaved space of at least 5 feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier. READ MORE >>

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