I'm a little frustrated at the moment with the users of Craigslist, and by that I mean the entire population of this country. Its bad enough that when placing an ad we all have to worry about the flood of spam we know is going to come, and don't want to list our phone number lest we get robocalls. Then when the shoes on the other foot we have to call and call or email again and again and get no response. So I figured I'd set out a few guidelines, and also vent my frustrations.
a year ago
The price of gas sure does stink these days, but what are you
gonna do about it? While many will treat that as a rhetorical
question, choosing simply to pay up and grumble as the national
average price for regular gas creeps toward the $4.00 mark, others
will take a more practical approach to the issue and look for ways
to ease the financial burden. You therefore have to wonder:
Can something as simple as a rewards credit card help weather
the storm of rising gas prices?
Absolutely! The right gas
credit card can save you upwards of 5% per gallon, which would
basically be the equivalent of paying last year's prices. The
trick is finding the offer that best matches your lifestyle and
"Where the north wind doth blow, we shall have snow." Kids love snow. Parents hate snow. Sure it's pretty and white, but that beauty last only as long as you look at the windshield of your car and see snow and ice build up thick.
3 years ago
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I don't know much about fixing cars. For this reason, I always take my vehicles to the dealer for service. Many people don't believe in this, but for the most part, things have always worked out for me.
Unfortunately, I had a bad experience last week which changed the way I feel about car maintenance from the dealership.
By ChristopherBGuest Blogger
3 years ago
I was planning on writing about toilets that run on after you flush them, but something came up. I walked out to my truck this afternoon, turned the key and...nothing. So, this is the perfect opportunity to talk about the other big "car trouble" issue still with us today--other than flat tires.
We have banished vapor lock to the junkyard of history when we got fuel injection. Modern ignition systems and computer controls have eliminated fouled spark plugs and flooded engines. Computer designed cooling systems and electric fans have practically eliminated overheating issues. But batteries still go dead like mine did today. One minute everything is normal, then you come out of the grocery store and nothing happens when you turn the key.
Your car's battery is a simple device made of mostly lead and acid, first invented around 1860. There are new, slightly different formulations of the acid--and different configurations of lead plates--but the batteries we have today haven't changed much since the days of the Model T.
Nothing can ruin your day quicker then car trouble. You can avoid many problems, or at the very least catch them before they leave you stranded, through preventative maintenance. You may save $20 getting your oil changed at the quick change chain, but they won't spot problems about to leave you sitting at the side of the road. Having a regular mechanic, who sees your car on a regular basis, is just as important as having a dentist look at your teeth regularly, or a doctor take your vital statistics when you get a check-up. If you don't have one, I have some good suggestions for finding a good mechanic.
The one problem you can't prevent is the sudden unexpected flat tire. Tires have gotten so much better and more durable in the past 50 years, they hardly ever blow out. But they can still be flattened by a common 6 penny nail or a drywall screw in a matter of seconds.
3 years ago
Money Saving Tips