Don’t Be Fooled: How To Spot A REAL 1970 Chevelle SS
An in depth summary of casting numbers, dating systems, and mandatory features to look for on a 1970 Chevelle that must be present in order to be a true SS.
The List (aka what financial documents you should keep safe—and dry)
(This post originally ran in July of 2011, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it seems pertinent to run it again--especially in light of the advice in the last paragraph.) How many of you have legal and financial documents stashed in different drawers in different locations? Perhaps you have some in your home safe, some in drawers in the bedroom, others in the den and more in the office. What happens when you become sick or die? Does any one person know where all the documents are located? Probably not, including you. The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article, The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die, addressing just this problem. The article was two pages long, very detailed and well written, so let me give you a synopsis of…
The Day the Music Ended
The LaBarge family lived in a music-filled home and enjoyed the comforts of a middle-class life. That is until Roger LaBarge died of a heart attack at 56, wi...
10 Things to Know About the Trucking Industry
1. Intermodal is the transfer of products using multiple forms of transportation — trucks, railroads or ocean carriers. In 2012, intermodal container volum
Tips On Buying Homeowners Insurance
For many of us, a tremendous amount of research and work goes into buying a home. When my husband and I bought our first home two years ago, I was surprised to learn that everything I thought I knew, I didn’t really know – including how to choose homeowners insurance I hadn’t thought about homeowners insurance until my mortgage company called and told me they needed my policy information. Panic poured over me. What policy? What are my options? How much coverage do I need? Where do I start? I was overwhelmed with questions and at a loss for answers. I had a whole lot of research to do and with a mortgage already underway, not a lot of time to do it. Homeowners insurance policies can be confusing and complicated, especially if…
How to Change Your Own Oil
Check out these steps needed to change your own oil with tips from a expert mechanic.
Insurance 101 for College Students … And Parents Too
Moving away from home to go to college is an exciting time for most kids, but living on your own comes with some big responsibilities...
20 Adorable Gifts You Can Surprise Your Dad With On Father's Day
And no, macaroni on construction paper isn't one of them.
3 Tips for Getting “High Risk” Life Insurance
If life insurance wasn't a priority before, it will become one if your health declines. The combination of realizing the most important people in your life are financially dependent on you and you are no longer invincible is a wake-up call for many.Most consumers with health issues admit that getting life insurance while they were young and healthy was always a thought, but nothing ever pushed them to pursue it until now. No one likes to think about their untimely passing, but having a health condition prompts the thought of “If something happened to me, would my family be okay?” The harsh reality is when these health complications arise, it becomes a challenge to find affordable…
20 Reasons You May Need Life Insurance After 60
Well, let’s think about this. You’ve earned the majority of what you’ll ever earn over the past 40 years. You should have accumulated enough assets to retire and live happily ever after. The opportunity and the ability to add to this are limited by both your age and your health. But the past few years have been an eye opener about how uncertain your financial future may be. Most people think of life insurance only when they want to protect their family and provide a source of replacement income in the event of their death. They don’t think of it as a buffer to replace lost assets due to market volatility—for example, the market crashes and you die before you have the time to rebuild or replace the lost assets. Yes, I know…