I just spent a lot of money getting my car fixed – ironically, from not driving it enough. Yesterday I drove to the dealer to make an appointment for some more work. The good news is: I’ll be getting back some withheld tax money this year, and that will help a lot.
At the car dealer, I noticed that my insurance agent’s office is less than a block away. So I stopped in to see if I was eligible for any discounts now that I drive so little every year.
Progressive has a program where you plug a gadget into your car‘s computer and it tracks your mileage for a period of time and you can get a reduced rate based on that. I had no luck figuring that out on the website and the agent didn’t do much better in his office. He ended up talking with someone on the phone who eventually concluded that my policy was so old that they couldn’t add this gadget feature on to it.
What options did I have? Really, none except to write a new policy. So the agent wrote me a new policy. I can still do the mileage measuring trick but it isn’t likely to affect my rate much. On the other hand, getting a new policy has factored in all sorts of changes and updates over the years so that I went from paying $460 semiannually to now paying $200 twice a year.
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I have always used TurboTax and you are correct, it wasn’t unbearable. Your friend may have to sell the house with the bear necessities.
I first used TurboTax when it came out 30 years ago. It performed as advertised and did a nice job on my taxes. (I hate doing taxes because they’re so complicated.)
Later on, my taxes got too complicated for me. And filing jointly involved business money which needed an accountant to figure out and cost me hundreds of dollars a year. So I was intrigued to read about the free TurboTax software that I can use since my finances have gotten simplified. I just wanted to get back some withheld funds this year, that’s all.
And I think it worked. It only took an hour or two and apparently my state and federal forms have been accepted. The come-on for free TurboTax, if you haven’t used it, is that they let you use their free software with the option to buy one of two further levels of paid software if you like. Which I think is brilliant. I did everything I needed to do with the free software, but I didn’t even pay any taxes this year. Well, hardly any.
Oh, and the bear? My neighbor needed a ride and his parents are selling their house. We stopped in to see Barney, who needs a new home.
It occurred to me that the crazy book of Revelation might have been applied to the ancient past, and not the future. So I went looking for that but didn’t find it. However, I found another explanation of the Annunaki on Earth. And giants. And Reptilians. And DNA. This stuff fascinates me and it’s so easy to find. I love the inter-webs!
Oh, the great flood was in about 3000 BC.
This morning some poor bloke woke me up, thinking he was returning a phone call from me. Here’s what I sent him, just to remind you how you can get out of these automated lists. My phone has been quiet lately…
FYI: I believe you called my cell phone this morning. You probably thought you were returning a phone call from me. But I never called you.
I think what happened was that an automated call was placed to you, but the caller ID was “spoofed“ to use my number. I know this after many months of experience when I did just as you did and returned a call only to find out that the caller was completely baffled.
Furthermore, if I am correct, you might expect that your number would be attached to some phone call made to somebody else, and you may get a baffled response from that person as well.
Sorry to be short with you this morning, but this kind of nonsense has me a bit worn out. Have a good day.
P.S., If you receive a call that is automated, press the appropriate button to talk to a sales representative and then tell them: “Please put me on your Do Not Call list.“ That usually stops the calls pretty quick. Just pressing a button to be removed from their list doesn’t seem to have much effect.
The quoted article looks familiar. I think it is a very helpful guide for final choices…
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