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Insurance

Taking Out the Trash

Given the poor state of the economy, isn’t it inevitable that the system for trash removal commonly referred to as “Pay As You Throw” is soon coming to a theater near you? So what happens when our cities and towns charge us individually by weight and/or size for the trash we produce?

Think about how much trash is being imported into your city everyday, only to be removed and sent to never never land the next day. The inefficiency of such an economic system is soon to be confronted. We have no choice. Our cities and towns can no longer afford to just turn the cheek and waste all that energy. Continued »

Life Insurance: An Oxymoron

Although there may be many reasons, there is no purely rational reason for ever taking out insurance. In other words, taking out insurance is a fear-based, irrational decision. Essentially, you are betting against yourself. That is how the insurance companies make money, they make you bet against yourself and they take the other side. Statistically, they make sure the odds are at least 51% – 49% in their favor. They are playing off your fear and statistically, they win you lose, the majority of the time. Continued »

Oxymorons: Get It?

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