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Is Health Insurance REALLY Worth it??

March 19, 2012

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Man, our health insurance is expensive. I can’t believe how expensive insurance, in general, is! It seems that most premiums are becoming out of reach of the average large family. The Hubs and I have been hashing through some of our expenses, trying to slash this or that. Insurance is where we are doing most […]

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Credit Card Holds At the Gas Station- Has This Happened to You?

March 11, 2011


I came across a very odd story in my local news this morning. There’s a bit of an outcry that gas stations are placing a “hold” on customers’ Visa and MasterCard accounts, essentially freezing their accounts for $150 to $200. Has this happened to you? According to the story, some folks have seen their credit […]

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February: Taxes and Insurance Time….

February 21, 2011

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We haven’t altered our insurance– any of it– in probably 10 years. UGH. This is the year, I guess. Since we renovated the house, we need to make note that the wiring is no longer from 1920!!! Yay! I hope that saves us something on our premium, or at least gives us better coverage. Have […]

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Nation’s Oldest Family Farm Up for Sale

August 4, 2010


Holy cow. LITERALLY, hahahah!!! :blink: OK I calm down now. This story at Boston.com is both tragic and befuddling. (I’d copy and paste a section of the news story, but I don’t want to get sued for doing so– so you’ll have to go see for yourself). In a nutshell, a family in New Hampshire […]

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Understanding the Market Or How To Run a Nation Into the Ground

June 4, 2009


I got this in my Patriot Post email this morning. *groan* Well done, but the truth hurts! An Easily Understandable Explanation of Derivative Markets Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. […]

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Keep It or Toss It?

May 21, 2009

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Now that the warm weather has hit, I’m paying more attention to the shelf life of food. I am a very, very bad person– I thaw out my meat on my counter. *dodges tomatoes* I know! I know! I am bad! You don’t need to remind me. I just HATE waiting 4-5 days for the […]

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Over Oiled? Or Just Spoiled?

September 12, 2008


Rant ahead! Posts are light this week because I’m on medication for my back pain and it makes me very loopy. But I just wanted to pop in and say that I’m thoroughly disgusted with the blabber about oil prices. It’s bad enough that oil prices are so high– it’s worse that it’s really because […]

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NY: The Chumpire State

May 14, 2008


New York Chica has an interesting post about the Top Ten Recession-Proof Cities. The list is interesting and not surprising (Texas, Utah, and North Carolina made the list). She summed up the sentiments of New Yorkers when she said she didn’t expect any NY city to make the list. The only Top Ten lists New […]

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