We almost floated away this week, thanks to the massive rainstorm we got on Thursday and Friday, fueled by remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. While we were lucky enough not to have any flooding, I think other folks in town had some problems. However, the storm cleared out and left us with more-seasonable temperatures — upper 60s and clear blue skies.
I’m also amazed that our car insurance company raised our premiums for the coming year — the first time they’ve had to “implement a general rate increase” in 14 YEARS. It’s a very good insurer and hard to get into, so I can’t complain too much. I’ve been with them for 8 or 9 years now. What I can complain about is the fact that it costs more to insure my 7-year-old Pontiac Grand Am GT sedan than it costs to cover Mr. NSF’s 1-year-old Ford Escape SUV. It seems my car is considered a sports car, which, at 6 cylinders and a whopping 170 horsepower, it certainly is not. But again, the insurance premiums are pretty darned reasonable for New Jersey — under $1000 for each car, full coverage (liability/theft/collision).
Posts That Piqued My Interest
Layering Your Deals at Frugal Confessions
Will 2012 Be the End of the World? at Saving Money Today
The Brightest Bulb at Joe Taxpayer
3 Tips for Buying Life Insurance for the First Time at Money Crashers
Considering Property Taxes When House Shopping at Consumerism Commentary
7 Frugal Moving Tips at My Dollar Plan
Can You Keep It Simple With a Newborn? at Simple Life in France