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Freezer Tip

 

iceIf you have a chest freezer, consider keeping a bag of ice and at least two or three quart or larger containers of water in it. This supply makes a “mini-freezer” that keeps your food colder longer in case of a power outage. A bad storm recently came through the area I live. The power was out for about twenty-four hours. Because our chest freezer wasn’t full I thought we would lose the food, especially when I heard chunks of ice falling inside the freezer. But the food inside was still solid when the electricity was restored. Some time ago I put a bag of ice in the freezer, along with plastic jugs of water. During the power emergency I bought two more small bags of ice and added them to the freezer. I think this, along with not opening the freezer, helped keep the food, and kept us from the expense of having to replenish our supply.

P. Booher

 

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An Easy Tip to Save on Car Insurance

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One tip that’s often listed as a way to save on car insurance is to review your policy and check rates from different companies for the same type of policy. You may find you can save significantly on your premiums by going with another company.

Another way to possibly gain some money is to review the continuation notice the insurance company sends. Make sure the information shown—for example, number of miles driven, what coverage is on the vehicle, and if the vehicle is paid off, that no liens are listed against the auto—is correct. In my case, I discovered that although my car had been paid off for almost a year, there was still a lien listed on it. Correction of this error and another error on the notice resulted in a savings of $76.00. Taking the time to go over the information yielded money found. Why give the insurance company more of your hard-earned money than you have to?

P. Booher

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