What Atlanta’s #Snowmageddon 2014 Taught Us From a Financial Standpoint

Review and shop out your car insurance coverage often. Typically, you can shop your rates out on a semiannual basis to see if you’re getting the best deal possible.  If you were someone who was sliding around in the snow and ice and had Comprehensive and Collision coverage then your insurance will pay to repair or replace your car if it is stolen or damaged in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Depending on your car, amount of a balance you have left on your car note, distance you commute, and cash flow you can look at ways to increase your deductibles, reduce your coverage, or you can check out my other article about taking a defensive driving class(http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/atlanta-bargain-hunter/2013/dec/04/perks-driving-defensively/) to find ways to reduce your premium. Travel with a full tank of gas. Unfortunately, some friends needed to sleep in their cars overnight and had over 14-24 hour commutes home; some inevitably abandoned their cars because they ran ...

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Should You Rent A House On Vacation?

When I pick up one of those travel and getaway magazines in the bookstore, I always feel like there is a resort I should be taking my family to for a vacation.  They show the pictures of the lavish pools, the incredible scenery, and the four start restaurants at the resort. Over the years, our family (me, my wife, and our three kids) have been to some incredible destinations.  When the kids were young, getting everybody comfortably into a hotel room was a piece a cake. As the kids have gotten older, staying in one hotel room for all five of us has become something of a nightmare. I noticed over time that no matter what city or location we went to as a family that my kids simply loved hanging out at the pool. We always tried to do the tourist thing which the kids certainly had fun, but they always seemed to have fun just spending time splashing ...

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