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Browse through our useful articles relating to Florida Home, Auto, Flood, Business and Life Insurance.


Jewelry Insurance Coverage Explained

July 29, 2019


Jewelry has a unique ability to remind us of a special person, place, or time. Sometimes, it combines all three. A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch marking a special occasion. READ MORE...


Rental Car Insurance

June 12, 2019

We’ve all been there. You got to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) extra early to avoid the lines. The dude to your left snored, literally, the entire flight (admit it, for just a second, you thought about not waking him up after the plane finally reached the destination terminal) and that poor, poor baby behind you was crying because of the air pressure. READ MORE...


Boating Season

March 21, 2019

puppy sleeping on boat in Lehigh Acres, FL

Every summer, our team gets a few calls from clients after their fun weekend on the water went south on them. Often, these accidents could have been prevented with just a few simple precautions. Here are some tips we like – courtesy of our partners at Safeco. READ MORE...


Spring Cleaning Tip

February 20, 2019

cute little baby animals on a laundry line

Spring is a time for new beginnings, so cleaning and organization around the house are popular topics this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle this monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (If you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year that spring cleaning isn’t a big chore for you, well, I extend my heart felt congratulations! These tips are for those less inclined to use up valuable weekend hours on housework.) READ MORE...


Black Friday

October 30, 2018

Black Friday Shopping in Florida

If there’s anything more satisfying than melting into the couch following a multi-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixings, it must be shopping for the best deals of the season the day after in Fort Myers. Pfft, that’ not true… the couch is way better! However, if you feel like saving some coin keep reading. READ MORE...


Borrowing a Car

October 19, 2018

Sports Car

Most people have an idea of what’s covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But… at Goodlad & Swank, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a car. READ MORE...


It’s College Football Road Trip Time!!!!

October 5, 2018

College Road Trip

There’s no better way to see your favorite college team (Go Gators!) play an away game than going on a road trip. It’s also the way to travel if you’re looking to manage costs so you can spend that much more money on BBQ and local craft beer. READ MORE...


Staying Cool Without Power

August 27, 2018

Staying Cool Without Power

Ahhh…summertime. Fireworks, green lawns, Labor Day, all kinds of great stuff, right? Wait, I forgot to add Thunderstorms and Hurricanes! In the heat of summer, a power outage can be more than an inconvenience — it can be downright dangerous, especially if you don’t have a game plan to keep cool and minimize risks. READ MORE


Tips for College-Bound

July 25, 2018

College Bound

Who’s going to UF, FSU, FAMU or any other campus far from Southwest, Florida? You surely know college is expensive enough without the added cost of unexpected accidents or theft, not covered by your insurance policy. If you have a student heading away to school, below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your coverage. READ MORE


Condo or Condon't - Condo Insurance

July 16, 2018 - Condo Insurance

Condo Insurance


You’ve taken the plunge and opted for condo life.  Woohoo! Now that the papers are signed, it seems like everything is taken care of for you—building maintenance, roof repairs, landscaping, insurance, etc.  It’s time to relax because everything is covered, right? READ MORE


Love Bites - Get Umbrella Coverage

Jun 18, 2018 - Umbrella Insurance

Love Bites - Get Umbrella Coverage


Love Bites—Get Umbrella Coverage   In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies.  So why worry about umbrella coverage?  Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits.  Large damages can be awarded, be... READ MORE


Things To Keep In Mind When Buying a Car

Jun 8, 2018 - Auto Insurance

Things to keep in mind when buying a car


In Southwest Florida we do lots of driving. It only makes sense to do some homework when you are car shopping. It doesn’t matter if you are browsing in Naples, Buckingham or Cape Coral buying a new car is an exciting time — but it can also be stressful. After all... READ MORE


It’s Already Hurricane Season. Here is Why a Home Inventory Is So Important for Everybody in Collier & Lee Counties.

Mar 15, 2018 - Home Owners Insurance

Florida Hurricane Season


Let’s try a little exercise: Can you list everything you own from memory? Didn’t think so. The fact is most people own more things than they realize. It’s easy to remember the cars, the computer, or that new awesome OLED TV on the kitchen wall. But what about that... READ MORE