By Lisa Schencker, Chicago Tribune Published 7:19 pm CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 Michael and Sarah Johnson of Carol Stream, Ill., take an after-dinner walk with their children, Titus, 4, Avianna, 8, and Isabelle, 2. The Johnsons are members of a health care sharing ministry. Michael and Sarah Johnson of Carol Stream, Ill., take an after-dinner walk with their children, Titus, 4, Avianna, 8, and Isabelle, 2. The Johnsons are members of a health care sharing ministry. Photo: Mark Black, MBR / TNS Photo: Mark Black, MBR / TNS Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Michael and Sarah Johnson of Carol Stream, Ill., take an after-dinner walk with their children, Titus, 4, Avianna, 8, and Isabelle, 2. The Johnsons are members of a health care sharing ministry. Michael and Sarah Johnson of Carol Stream, Ill., take an … [Read more...] about Frustrated with health insurance costs, some turn to religious plans: ‘For us it’s been a godsend’
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Do you need to shop for homeowner's insurance? That depends -- on where you live. If you reside in Missoula, Montana, shopping won't save you much, but homeowner's insurance doesn't cost much there, either. But if you live in Texas or Florida, the cost of homeowner's coverage is substantial, and the variation in premiums is massive. An analysis by Gavop, a housing research service, found that in high-cost insurance markets, the price of comparable coverage varied by thousands of dollars, though the variations are far more dramatic in some counties than in others. In Nueces, Texas, for instance, the difference between the highest- and lowest-cost policies amounted to a stunning $5,180 per year. Pricing on a sample policy ranged from an average of $1,478 annually to a whopping $6,658. For its study, Gavop pulled state insurance filings that compare rates for a sample insurance policy from company to company. These sample polices are standard in each state, allowing consumers to … [Read more...] about How homeowner’s insurance costs vary wildly
Gallery: Here's how a $3,000 trailer costs $100,000 ROSSVILLE, Ga. — The 1982 Horton Homes trailer was good enough, Kaylynn Sanchez-Miguel thought. A couple of holes marked the walls, and it wasn't located in the best part of town. But she wasn't in a position to be picky. "We needed a place ASAP," she said. A couple of days earlier, in May 2017, a security guard in Fairlane Oaks Park told Sanchez-Miguel and her husband, David, they needed to move within a week. Some of her daughter's friends had been staying with them. They were teenage boys, and they were trouble. Document: Contract Kaylnn Sanchez Miguel's contract with First American Assets, a company owned by Tom Lackey, who also owns Stoney Pointe Mobile Home Park and Blue Ridge Estates. Markings from the contract were made by Sanchez Miguel. She gave the Times Free Press permission to share the contract. The boys broke into neighbors' cars and stole whatever they could grab. Sanchez- Miguel said she kicked them out. … [Read more...] about Bad deals: Here’s how a $3,000 trailer ends up costing $100,000
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posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:39 4 1. Unordinary (unregistered) Monthly payments for insurance AND THEN a deductible if you break your phone, biggest waste of f**king money. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:48 1 3. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) You go on about payments and insurance being a waste of money. Yet your willing to pay for your high priced Apple card up front. Go figure. posted on 09 Apr 2017, 23:55 0 19. corvette72778 (Posts: 136; Member since: 25 Feb 2012) A case doesn't have to be expensive to protect your phone. I buy cheap $6 TPU cases and I've never had a phone break with one. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 17:23 1 8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4108; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) With a fee of 129 bucks for Apple Care and a 79 dollar fee for replacing an iPhone screen (with a maximum of 2 incidents during those 2 years). That is still pretty expensive. On average an insurance that covers all repairs for an S7 Edge is around 4.50 a month … [Read more...] about Comments for : Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?