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Take Responsibility for Your Money Problems

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

It’s easy and all-too-tempting to blame the government, the credit card companies, or maybe even your parents for your troubles. And those entities may play a role in the plight of a few. But many people fail – or pointedly refuse – to consider the part they played in creating their financial problems.

Do You Know Your Stuff?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

I was watching Fox Business News yesterday and one of the segments featured an interview with a lady from the Insurance Information Institute ( They were talking about the fires going on out in California and what people should do to help prepare themselves should they lose everything. One of the things the lady suggested […]

My Homeowners Insurance Renewal: OUCH!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

I received the first draft of our homeowner’s insurance policy. Our premium went up to $1,823, a 19% increase over last year’s premium of $1,528. Oh, and they added a new 2% deductible for wind damage, which would put us on the hook for the first $4,652 in damages if our home received any wind […]

JLP’s Hurricane Plan

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I moved to Texas in June of 1992. By September of that year, I had already experienced my first evacuation for Andrew (I think). At the time I was an employee of a grocery store. I remember the day that everyone was to evacuate was supposed to be my day off. I got called in […]