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Oct 29
2

Several years ago, there was a really bad ice storm in Tulsa that took out power to almost the entire city for something like 10 days. I had a gas hot water heater. My dad came over one day before I had to go to work and I had just taken a shower (let me tell you, that was a nice shower, but getting out into the Read more

Oct 28
42

If their pilot lights are being blown out and the thermocouple is frequently needing replacement I’d lay odds that the associated devices aren’t properly installed , shielded or insulated.

Oct 28
169

Tough titty. I’ll cook with gas until it is banned by law and a new induction cooktop, including all installation charges — so, replacement of my oven and a new countertop — are paid for by the government. And, I get to pick the new oven and cooktop. Also, my electricity rate is going to have to be as low as my gas Read more

Oct 13
2

Nobody needs it? That’s a pretty terrible take. Say you’re a family with 3 kids and a stay at home mom. If the dad just gets hit by a truck they are going to be in an absolute mess if they don’t have life insurance but with a pretty low monthly premium they have the peace of mind that they will be okay financially if Read more

Oct 12
5

My life insurance is for settlement of my debt, and for my siblings, my godsons, and my cat. Read more

Oct 9
2

$100/year is enough? That’s like $8.33 a month. I’d go off things like claims process things from the past. Some companies are great, some aren’t.

Oct 8
7

This is a terrible idea.
Having worked in insurance one of the factors that determines your rates is how long you’ve had your policy. If you go around changing policies frequently it would probably increase your rates in the long run. Read more

Sep 28
5

Haha, yeah these days I’ve mostly transitioned to silently judging. In a weird twist, one of the oddly nice things about COVID has been that now there is an item of clothing that can immediately give me a major indicator of what kind of human being I’m likely dealing with.

Sep 28
33

So, I think something that parents have forgotten from their non-kid days is that often, maybe even most of the time, the non-parent giving the advice doesn’t care what you do with your kid, they are trying to find the most polite way possible to say ‘handle X issue and handle it now.’ They feel like it’s more polite Read more

Sep 28
3

I don’t know how it works for all of the systems, but I have the State Farm dongle with my insurance plan, and the one time events like slamming on brakes and what not tend to get evened out pretty well as long as you don’t do it a ton. Read more

Sep 18 2017
7

Mentioned in the article but worth repeating ... the folks at the IRS want to get their money, but they want to help you as well. No one (in my experience) was interested in threatening people, scaring people, tricking people or coercing people. They just want to do the math and have you pay the number the math says Read more

Aug 3 2017
11

I have never quite understood this tendency that we have as people to lose sight of just how wonderful the people we love are. In the immortal words of Billy Joel, “Tell her about it, tell her everything you feel, give her every reason to expect that you’re for real.” Read more