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Happy Anniversary and our Newest Addition, James

It's my wife and I's 1st wedding anniversary. Since she reads this blog sporadically (mainly to catch any mention of her), I wanted to thank her for putting up with me as a husband for 365 days in a row. Thankfully, we haven't had any real … [Read the rest]

Final Decisions and Savings on Auto Insurance

Ok, so here are my final decision on auto insurance (for now until I get all-new quotes), and how it affected my premiums. I've also linked the previous entries that talked about each item. Again, these are tailored for my own personal situation and … [Read the rest]

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Critical Coverage or Scam?

Ok, I've been struggling with this ever since Christian at the nameless blog introduced to my head that uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage might not be a good idea. I had it at $250k/$500k/$10k mostly because I thought it was required to … [Read the rest]

Met with my Agent last week… (Car Insurance, not Acting)

Ok, I sat down and talked with my State Farm agent. One really annoying thing is that I had certain coverages because I swear I was told I needed them for my $1 million Personal Umbrella Policy. This time, I was told I didn't need them. I feel … [Read the rest]

Automobile Insurance Part 3 – Should I get the Extras?

(Continued from Part 1 and Part 2.) In addition to liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage, there are a couple other options to choose from in the car insurance world. These include: Personal Injury Protection, Emergency Road Service … [Read the rest]

White Trash Champagne and a Moment of Silence

I hope everyone is enjoying remembering those who have died in our nation's service along with the eating of charred meat, potato salad, and beans from a can. Oh, and don't forget to try "white trash champagne" - beer + lemon-lime soda. On a more … [Read the rest]

How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do I Need? (Part 2: Collision and Comprehensive Coverage)

The most common advice I hear about how to lower your car insurance premiums is either to drop collision on your car, or raise your collision and comprehensive coverages as high as possible. But first, I think you have to put things in perspective … [Read the rest]

How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do I Need? (Part 1)

Thanks for everyone's comments about insurers, I'm going to whittle it down to 3-4 major auto insurers, I don't want to deal with the small fries. My policy expires in mid-July, so I have a bit of time. Now I need to examine my policy coverage … [Read the rest]

Need a summer job? If only I could make it this easily…

Apparently someone I know knows someone who knows somebody to who knows this woman selling ad space on her body. (Got that?) $11,300!!! Talk about an easy summer college "job"! I've worked full-time entire summers for a lot less. Have a great … [Read the rest]

Request for Auto Insurance Recommendations

I may be purchasing my company car after it goes off-lease. This, of course, means I have to insure it myself along with our current car, and I've been meaning to shop around for car insurance again anyways. I'm tempted to get quotes from … [Read the rest]

Google Maps + GasBuddy = Improved Gas Price Website

As a follow-up to my post on gas expenses as part of budgeting, Flexo introduced me to Cheap Gas, which lets you locate visually where the cheapest gas around you is (if you live in a major metropolitan area). I found a decent-priced station … [Read the rest]

I am one of the chosen ones. Yay.

I have been chosen as a juror for an estimated 3-4 week trial. Balancing this and work is gonna s-u-c-k. I'm intrigued by the whole process though, and I'm not unhappy I suppose. I'm going to bring my laptop and see if I can get some work in during … [Read the rest]