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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Being Prepared

My yearly home insurance bill comes due in the summer.

I noticed that for the upcoming year my earthquake damage rider went up by one third. It sort of makes me wonder if my insurance company knows something that should know! I guess, we ALL know that when living on the west coast, it is not a matter of if but when.

2016_06_23Once in a while we think about being ready for the 'Big One'. It's overdue. There are eight gallons of water on the kitchen cupboards. The camp stove has a few extra propane bottles. Yada, yada.

A thing which isn't often discussed is ensuring one has a bit of old-fashioned paper money available. We swipe just about everything for the card bonus points. However, if there were an interruption to electricity or networks, no ATMs or POS terminals would be be working, perhaps for days. I keep a $20 bill in my wallet in case of a little emergency. It sometimes takes months before I spend it. We should probably think about keeping 500 bucks around though.


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