CALL BEFORE YOU BUY THAT CAR
By Chuck Wells
I had a young guy call me the
other day for a car insurance quote as he was sitting at the car
dealer and had already purchased a car. I guess he didn’t think
it was important to see how much his car insurance would be for
this new car before he signed the papers.
Well, you guessed it; the car insurance payment was as much as
his car loan payment and he could not afford the car. A waste of
time and effort for everyone.
What cars are the cheapest to insure? According to Edmunds.com,
a car shopping website, here are the ones:
- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Chrysler Voyager
- GMC Safari
- Jeep Liberty
- Chrysler Town & Country
- Olds Silhouette
- VW Jetta
- Dodge Caravan
- Jeep Wrangler
- Olds Alero
So should you buy a car because
the insurance is cheap? No. Pick out some which fill your needs
and call your insurance agent to see how much they will cost to
insure. You can then make an informed decision.
Generally, the less expensive the vehicle and the more safety
devices it has, the less expensive the insurance will be. If a
particular kind of car is stolen a lot, it will cost more to
insure. If repair parts are expensive, it will cost more to
insure too. But since car insurance policies vary so much today,
it is best to just call your agent for some advice. Don’t find
out after you get the car home that you can’t afford the
HUANG IS HUNG
72 year-old Barry Huang, a retired North Carolina State
University professor, was arrested at Sam’s Club for
It seems that Huang picked up a vacuum cleaner hose and stuffed
it down the front of his pants through his open zipper.
Evidently security thought he looked strange with that hose in
his pants and his zipper open.
Huang’s attorney said that his client did not steal the hose
because he found it in an empty box in the store and put it in
his shirt, not his pants.
The jury asked why Huang’s zipper was open when approached by
security and his attorney said that he walks around with his
pants unzipped a lot. His wife confirmed that the professor is a
little “absent minded.”
The jury convicted Huang anyway. No word as to what happened
with the hose.
FRIDAY COLLEGE CLASSES PROTESTED
The Wall Street Journal reports that colleges which in the past
have acquiesced to student demands not to have classes on
Fridays (or Saturdays, or Sundays) are now running out of
classrooms and have more scheduling conflicts so they are
re-instituting Friday classes (oh, my!).
Dana Taussig, a 19-year-old at Wesleyan University, said about
the Friday classes: “It’s annoying. It limits my Thursday night
Syracuse University junior Katherine Workman is not pleased
either as it cuts into her sorority duties. “I feel like I’m
being ripped off of my free time,” she said. No word from her
parents about the cost of tuition.
Jeff Theobald, another Wesleyan student, said he skipped Friday
classes last year because they interfered with his
“bar-hopping.” “I thought the two extra hours of sleep were
(more) important,” he said.
And faculty members at Notre Dame joined student protestors in
trying to defeat this scurrilous attack on college freedoms. I’m
sure they were more concerned about the students than having to
be in class themselves on a Fridays.
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