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The Grass Is Rarely Greener at a Different Car Insurance Company

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

I see ads all the time for that say stuff like: “Drivers who switched from State Farm to Allstate saved an average of $362 a year.” This reminds me of the time when I called my insurance agent to ask a question about our policy and she talked me into a different plan with the […]

Our Flood Insurance Policy Jumped 12.8%

Friday, June 28th, 2013

I received our flood insurance renewal. It’s jumping from $365 to $412. That’s a 12.8% increase. UGH! Happy Friday, everyone!

Our Auto Insurance Premiums Are Killing Me!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

I received our six-month auto insurnace renewal yesterday. The premium is going up 9.79%! We added our oldest son last March. Our rates basically doubled. They didn’t change much at our July 2012 renewal. Yesterday’s renewal came as quite a shock. We haven’t had any issues. So, I called our provider yesterday and one of […]

Another Piece of Drivel from Alan Blinder

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

It’s been awhile since I have posted something controversial. This one is an opinion piece by Alan Blinder regarding the Supreme Court and the health care law. Whether you are for or against the health care law, Alan Blinder misses the point of the Supreme Court, which is to decide whether or not something is […]

Insurance Agent Gets Jail Time

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This is the first I have heard of this story: Annuity Case Chills Insurance Agents. Last month, Glenn Neasham, an independent insurance agent, was ordered to spend 90 days in jail on a felony-theft conviction for selling a complex annuity to an 83-year-old woman who prosecutors alleged had shown signs of dementia. The agent’s conviction, […]’s List of the 20 Least and Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Car shopping? If so,’s list of 20 least and most expensive cars to insure might be something you will want to read. Their list of the 20 least expensive cars to insure: 1. Toyota Sienna LE: $1,111 2. Toyota Sienna 4 cyl: $1,114 3. Jeep Patriot Sport: $1,116 4. Jeep Compass Sport: $1,118 5. […]

How Much More Expensive (Premium-Wise) is Permanent Insurance Than Term Insurance?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I read this in The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Life* in the chapter on life insurance: “Although the benefits of permanent life insurance exist, the costs must also be weighed. I recently replaced one of my term life insurance policies with a new policy bearing a $1 million death benefit and an […]

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