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No one likes to see the “check engine light” light up on their dashboard. Sometimes, it is a simple repair that is low cost but it could very well be a sign that something more serious is going on. Either way, that light is telling you that your next stop should be a mechanic. But how do you know which one to go to? Will he or she be reliable? Will they treat you fairly? There’s a few things you should do to make sure you choose the right one for your needs.
One of the most important things you will ever give or receive in a relationship is a sincere apology.
We all make mistakes, and we’ve all been harmed by loved ones.
Most people treat an apology as a way to explain their point of view.
But that feels to the listener like making excuses or minimizing their experience.
The best apologies give you a reason to believe that you won’t be hurt again.
Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery! That’s great.
Now you’re fucked.
You see, it’s something of an open secret that winners of obnoxiously large jackpots tend to end up badly with alarming regularity. Not the $1 million dollar winners. But anyone in the nine-figure range is at high risk. Eight-figures? Pretty likely to be screwed. Seven-figures? Yep. Painful. Perhaps this is a consequence of the sample. The demographics of lottery players might be exactly the wrong people to win large sums of money. Or perhaps money is the root of all evil. Either way, you are going to have to be careful. Don’t believe me? Consider this:
So I wanted to write about a scam I *almost* fell for recently. I haven’t seen anything else out there about it. I don’t consider myself gullible and these people were prepared for savvy folks.
Reminder that usually a “cost of living” raise is to match inflation, usually 2%. So getting a 3% raise is usually just a little more than cost of living.
The report came out today that in the last year, inflation was 4.2%. That means if you got a 3% raise, your purchasing power is less than this time last year.
I know that a lot of people are unemployed, but a lot also took pay cuts or pay freezes or crappy raises last year (and probably more work to offset layoffs, but that’s for a different discussion). Now that the job market is picking up, inflation is definitely something to consider.
The fake check scam arises from many different situations (for instance, you applied for a job, or you are selling something on a place like Craigslist, or someone wants to purchase goods or services from your business, or you were offered a job as a mystery shopper, you were asked to wrap your car with an advertisement, or you received a check in the mail for no reason), but the bottom line is always something like this:
1. Get the sewage pipe scoped. I wish I would have down that with my first house. If I would have known that, I would have never bought the house. Tree roots were growing into the sewer pipe. Every 6 months or so we would have the sewer pipe back up and had to call a plumber out on an emergency call. It was advised to us that we should probably replace the sewage pipe with a PVC pipe. This would involve tearing up the concrete in the basement and digging out the front yard to get access to the pipe. It was going to cost a lot of money. We eventually moved (for those wondering, we did disclose that information to the buyer and they were ok with that for whatever reason).
If you get into a squabble with somebody and you get your head busted, as long as you don’t snitch, as long as you put up a good fight and as long as you didn’t run away, you still can get respect
The key to fighting in jail and prison to not look soft is to go through with it as hard as you possibly can, even if you know without a doubt that you’re gonna lose.
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