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January 2007 - Posts

Mark Sampson of Wealthy Geek sent me an email challenge to write about students and insurance.Well, as a student of culture, all I can say is: all roads lead to insurance!Humour aside, one of the repeatedly cited problems that most students face is a Read More...
Posted on January 31,2007

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Federline (ex husband of Britney Spears, for those of you living under a rock) will appear in a Nationwide Mutual Insurance commercial during the Super Bowl on February 4. Well, company has now released a Read More...
Posted on January 30,2007

Robert Hruzek has challenged me yet again with another unusual topic in our series of things that couldn't possibly be related to insurance. I have to admit, linking belly button lint and insurance is a definite test of my skills. Where to begin? Well, Read More...
Posted on January 27,2007

According to the Courier Mail, Nicole Kidman was taken to hospital after a car she was in slammed into a pole. Her car was being towed by a camera rig that skidded while taking a corner, causing Kidman's car to crash. The accident happened during night Read More...
Posted on January 26,2007

Thanks to Robert Hruzek of Middle Zone Musings for today's interesting challenge that sent me down memory lane. I haven't thought of lawn darts in years! I remember these things being quite popular when I was a kid. We played almost daily during the Read More...
Posted on January 25,2007

Before you run for your dictionary, thixotropic means that something is solid when standing and liquid when stirred or shaken. My new friend, Liz Strauss from Success Blog has challenged me to write on this topic, as it relates to insurance.I suspect Read More...
Posted on January 24,2007

I got an email challenge from Jim Estill. He wrote, "I use Smith and Wesson for my insurance. Doesn't work too well on hurricanes." Okay, he was joking. But that made me think: what about guns and insurance?If you have a gun, can you avoid insurance? The Read More...
Posted on January 22,2007

It's not very often that the "famous for being famous" set touches down on the insurance world, but it did when Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. announced that Kevin Federline, ex-husband of Britney Spears, will be appearing in an insurance commercial Read More...
Posted on January 18,2007

A big kudos goes out to U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) who is in Providence, Rhode Island this week to ramp up support for legislation he hopes will bring more equality in health insurance coverage between mental and physical illnesses. On Read More...
Posted on January 17,2007

Thanks to Stuart who sent me an email indicating that he thought American Idol and insurance couldn't possibly have anything to do with each other.I have two key words on this subject: liability insurance. While American Idol won't have a lot to do with Read More...
Posted on January 16,2007

Thanks to Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog for a great idea as a topic that couldn't be related to insurance.But, Ben -- of course sleep is related to insurance!Do you know that there are more car accidents in the week after we go to Daylight Savings Read More...
Posted on January 15,2007

Ever torn your Picasso? No? According to a BBC news story, this is just what happened to Picasso owner, Steve Wynn, who actually damaged his painting with his elbow while showing it off to screenwriter Nora Ephron, television personality Barbara Walters Read More...
Posted on January 13,2007

Now there's two words you wouldn't expect in the same sentence! I'm going to do more entries on other unusual subject areas and their relationship to insurance. In fact, here's a challenge to the readers of the blogs on InsuranceGuide101; leave a comment Read More...
Posted on January 12,2007

Actress Suzanne Somers, famous for playing the lovable airhead Chrissy on 70s sitcom Three's Company and as a spokesperson for a line of fitness products, has lost her home to a fire that ripped through the exclusive seaside community of Malibu, Read More...
Posted on January 9,2007

If you have title insurance, pay attention. That company could be looking for a legal technicality to deny your claim.In today's Toronto Star, columnist Bob Aaron talks about a case where a title insurer attempts to deny coverage with a technical legal Read More...
Posted on January 7,2007

Consumer Reports has tested infant car seats and most have failed. Only 2 seats out of 15 got a rating of "good" or better. Now that these ratings are available, you can expect a few things. First of all, many of these products will either be recalled or Read More...
Posted on January 5,2007
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