Smart Choices And Savings When Considering Life Insurance.

Guest post by Charan Singh

Every month almost one million Americans consider and purchase a new life insurance policy. In today’s economic environment, when consumers are often looking to reduce costs, what are the most affordable ways to protect a family?

Life insurance is the foundation of a smart financial plan, particularly when there are family and loved ones who depend on a person’s financial support. All other financial planning can be for naught without the foundation of life insurance in place. That’s why you see millions of people researching life insurance online and almost a million a month purchasing life insurance.


Sunday Money Roundup: Prepping For Another Cross Country Drive Edition.

Well, it’s the holidays and that means it’s time to travel. When you live 2000 miles away from everyone else in your family, guess what? You have to go to them as they all won’t be coming to you. And because I was planning on bringing my sick cat back east with me in the car, I never made train reservations – and I had to put the cat to sleep last week. Thus, I have no cat and no train ticket…so I will be driving anyway as the train tickets are absurdly expensive at the last minute. Hope it’s clear sailing and I don’t get stuck in a blizzard! On to the roundup…


Money Quote Friday – Extra Medium Size Edition.

I love to go shopping. I love to freak out salespeople. They ask me if they can help me, and I say, “Have you got anything I’d like?” Then they ask me what size I need, and I say, “Extra medium.”“ — Stephen Wright

That would certainly make shopping more fun! Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend – only a few more before 2010. Not sure how that happened, but it is what it is…


6 Clever Uses For A Wet/Dry Vacuum

For heavy-duty cleaning jobs, a lot of people use wet/dry vacuum cleaners, models that can pick up liquids as well as solids. Liquid material would soak paper or cloth filters, so these cleaners need a different sort of collection system. But why use your vacuum just for liquid spills? Try these 6 alternative uses for wet-dry vacuums to get the most out of your unit.


The “12 Days Of Christmas” Items Are Only A Little More Pricey This Year.

Did you know there was such a thing as the Christmas Price Index, which figures out what it would cost to buy all the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” song? Me neither. Well, I just read that it only climbed 0.9% from last year because of the falling price of birds. Yes, you read that right – bird prices have dropped since last year. Buying all 12 items on the list would cost you $87,402.81. From CNN:

The index got the biggest boost from a surge in the price of gold, which is at a record high near $1,200. That sent the cost of five golden rings up 43% this year.
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