This is the second installment of Property Pitfalls, a series where I discuss some of the hazards out there waiting to ensnare unsuspecting homeowners. Today’s topic: Security system contracts from the big name national companies.
Crime is all over the headlines, and if that wasn’t enough of an encouragement to install a security system for [...]
It is likely you have seen the solicitations in the mail from your bank or credit card company offering you free insurance coverage, or perhaps you threw them out thinking they were worthless junk mail? If so, you are missing out on a worthwhile freebie!
Here’s how it works: your bank sells its customer list [...]
There was an interesting series of tips over on CNNMoney entitled Get a Financial Life. It lays out a series of tips to get your financial house in order in 7 short weeks, with one task per week. Here are their tips, and my thoughts on them.
Talk about your goals with your partner. If [...]
A few months ago I had a little incident in the parking garage at one of my clients. I was coming back from lunch in my car and came upon the gate already open. There was no other car in sight, so I assumed it was stuck open (the garage is also opened to the [...]
Have you ever sworn that your insurance company is simply out to screw you? I mean, you seem to pay through the nose for ever decreasing levels of coverage, and then when you need to file a claim they seem to be incapable of paying you fairly for your loss. Well, it seems this is [...]
As Americans we are the target of a full-on assault from a yuppie caveman with a chip on his shoulder, whiny 50s-era dolls, and a cute little gecko who talks with an Australian accent. Unless you have been living in a cave, you surely have seen the numerous advertisements for Geico Auto Insurance, promising [...]