Hurricanes and tropical storms have been devastating for so many. And heart wrenching for all of us. You know I have always said, People First. Then Money. Then Things.
I know many of you have made donations to the various non-profits that are providing support and care for victims of the storms here and in the Caribbean, and the devastating earthquakes in Mexico.
Digging out from the losses incurred when a natural disaster strikes can take time. Waiting for insurance claims to be processed, or emergency aid to be disbursed can take weeks, or longer. Meanwhile households have bills to pay, and the financial strain of needing to replace so much right now just to get back to functioning.
Hurricanes and tropical storms in Florida and throughout the Caribbean, wildfires in the west and the Mexico earthquakes have been devastating for so many. And heart wrenching for all of us.
According to Experian, the percentage of consumers who chose a lease when purchasing a new car jumped from less than 27% a year ago to a record high of 31.4% in the second quarter of this year.
I was glued to the TV recently watching the news when an advertisement for Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance came on. Whoo boy, did my blood pressure rise. I am not a fan of this type of life insurance.
Well, as you have probably heard, the annual inflation adjustment Social Security recipients will get in 2017 will be 0.3%. That’s about $4 a month for the average retiree.