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How to pay for a deductible

  I wrote about how to choose a deductible. Here is the equation we came up with. Choose a higher deductible over a lower one when: In general, I recommend higher deductibles over lower ones. A $1,000 deductible might seem like a lot, but if it saves you money over the long term in premium … Continue reading »

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How to choose a deductible

  WARNING: This post contains math. My car was hit the other day. We got a freak snow storm here in normally-rainy Portland, and people do not know how to handle driving in this weather. (To be fair, Oregon doesn’t┬ásalt the roads after a snow storm. This feels slightly insane to me, but I guess … Continue reading »

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Why it may be worth spending more for simplicity

  (Meta-note: 100th post!) I was having dinner with a friend recently, and at one point we started reeling off the “obvious” pithy financial wisdom we knew. Things like “spend less than you make” “invest in index funds” “avoid fees,” etc. At one point, she also continued, “pay your car insurance up front.” Ahh. Umm. … Continue reading »

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