Tired Walls

In some parts of the world, old car and truck tires are being filled with dirt and stacked to form the walls of homes and other structures. As a building resource, old tires are free, abundant, and beautiful (?). And the best part is: during a storm, hail bounces right off!

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Should I purchase an extended service warranty?

Service contracts or extended warranties will reduce your cost of operating your car or truck. For many years, a leading consumer publication has suggested that service contracts are not worth the investment. This is not what we see everyday. Our clients who have a comprehensive service contract usually get far more repairs paid for than the contract originally cost.
No one wants that phone call that it’s going to cost $500 to repair a broken window or $1,400 to replace the water pump. A good service contract ...

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Filed under “Honesty is the best policy”

The girlfriend of a California man wrecked his brand new motorcycle. Afraid his insurance company wouldn’t cover the loss because he had loaned out the bike, the man convinced one of his buddies to tie him to the back of his truck and drag him down the road until he was sufficiently scraped up to look like he had had the motorcycle accident. When questioned by the insurance
investigator, however, his girlfriend buckled and confessed that it was she who was actually riding the damaged bike. (The best part ...

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