Great local beer – Manny’s

I tried Manny’s for the first time last week and was impressed. It’s one of the best Pale Ale’s I’ve had based in the Pacific Northwest along with Alaska’s Sleeping Lady’s Urban Ale. The odd thing about Manny’s (and Urban Ale) is that it’s not available in bottles or cans.

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New month = time to check your credit score

Creditkarma.com is one of my favorite sites on the Internet. Every month it allows you to see your credit score from TransUnion, one of the 3 major credit bureaus. This is different from annualcreditreport.com, which allows you to see the details of your 3 credit reports for free each year,

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Should insurers use credit scores?

There has been some debate recently on whether insurers in Washington state (and others) should be allowed to use credit scores in underwriting policies. I can understand why insurers have been restricted from using some criteria in underwriting. For instance, you shouldn’t have a different rate based on your race.

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Ban “phone bans”

The New York Times helped bring to light the dangers of using a cell phone while driving with their multitasking game. Clearly, it’s a problem (I missed 2 gates), but should new laws be passed to ban it? The Highway Loss Institute (funded by insurance companies) studied the impact of

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