Tag Archive for rip-off

We’re “Covered” – But We’re Broke….

Insurance – over-insurance, excessive insurance, really – is arguably one of the reasons why so many people are having trouble making ends meet. When you add up homeowner’s insurance, health insurance, car insurance, life insurance – that’s five types of insurance – the total tab can easily be more than $10,000 a year. The average…

The Insurance Geldscheisser

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Insurance is a con. Worse than Social Security, even – because you pay in and (normally) never get anything back. Consider: You pay say $800 a year to insure your car. Over a ten year period that comes to $8,000. Gone. Out the window. You’ll never see it again. Think about this. Most people don’t…

Shops That Take You For a Ride….

Perhaps the most stressful thing about taking a car in for service is not the prospect of a big bill – it’s the prospect of being taken for a ride. How can you reduce your odds of paying too much – or paying for a repair your car doesn’t need at all? Here are some…

The Truth About “Giving You a Break” . . .

I’ve had people criticize my criticism of “speeding” tickets. They say I’m encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I’d like to ask them a question. If “speeding” is indeed such a thing – not just illegal, but genuinely anti-social in the way that, say, kicking a dog or stealing something or even…