Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

Although I recently had the chance to use one for the first time, websites that summarize business books are not a new phenomenon. It turns out there's an entire industry devoted to reading, summarizing, and outputting business books for our consumption. Last month, I had the opportunity to check out 100 Must Reads, one of … Continue reading Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update

Nearly two years ago, in September 2011, I first began using Progressive Snapshot for what was then a competitive insurance policy with Progressive. I also wrote an in-depth review about the experience here, complete with screenshots and some hard data. Since then, a couple of things happened. I switched to Esurance in 2012 because of … Continue reading Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update

Be Wary of Hospital Pre-Pay Requirements

Buyer beware! More and more hospitals are apparently using the tactic of collecting pre-payments in part or in full for non-emergency services rendered at their facility. While this makes good business sense for the hospital, and is probably warranted given the potential for non-payment by patients after treatment, you should be aware of these practices, … Continue reading Be Wary of Hospital Pre-Pay Requirements

How Much Life Insurance Should I Buy?

Given my recent responsibilities of new children and having now moved into a more permanent home, I'm turning my thinking to planning for any unfortunate accidents. I'm attacking this from several fronts, including preparing a will & testament, an emergency guide to our family's finances and my personal information, and purchasing some kind of financial … Continue reading How Much Life Insurance Should I Buy?