9 Ways to Get Good Cheap Auto Insurance

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ERIE, Pa., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Whether shopping for electronics, furniture or a new car, we all love getting the most bang for our buck – and insurance companies know drivers are looking for bargains when it comes to their car insurance. That’s why many insurers advertise low monthly rates to convince customers they’re getting a great deal. But in the event of an accident, that super-cheap auto insurance might leave you stuck paying out of pocket for car repairs or medical bills.

Erie Insurance helps sort it out with a four ways cheap auto policies often fall short, and nine ways to save on your premium without compromising your coverage.

What are the downsides?

Ways to save with ERIE:

At ERIE, we’re eager to provide an insurance experience

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Cloud for Good Awarded Salesforce.org Nonprofit Consulting Partner of the Year for Second Year in a Row

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cloud for Good was awarded the Salesforce.org 2020 AMER Consulting Partner of the Year – Nonprofit award at the Salesforce.org Virtual Partner Summit on October 7, 2020.

In recognizing Cloud for Good’s second-straight year receiving the prestigious title, Partner Alliance Manager Kristin Keister remarked, “We work incredibly hard to help propose best-in-breed solutions to our clients. Our marketing, sales, and services teams continually seek to create transformational value for the organizations we work with. This award represents how we give back to the community, through donation of time and resources, in order to support the organizations working to make the world a better place.”

“We are continually seeking to match our passion of helping one another with the incredible possibilities inherent to the Salesforce platform,” said Founder and CEO Tal Frankfurt. “Connecting these two pursuits to benefit our clients’ missions

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Admitting cruel behavior a good start

DEAR ABBY: After smoking marijuana for 20 years, I quit two days ago. My head is starting to clear now, and things are coming into focus. I missed so much, and I feel terrible about it.

How many times did I say no to my kids because I was lazy? How many times have I yelled at them for just asking a question? My 6-year-old would have this frightened look because he wanted something and I yelled because he interrupted me from doing nothing.

I was at my in-laws’ on Father’s Day and started yelling at my husband for getting mad at me because I told his father, “Heck, you’re not my dad, so what do I care?” The neighbors heard me, I’m sure. My father-in-law didn’t even come out of his bedroom, and I’m sure my husband won’t forget it.


Although I’m not the nicest to him at times,

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The Markets End The Week In Good Shape (Technically Speaking For The Week Of 10/5-10/9)

My Friday column is divided into two sections. The first uses the long-leading, leading, and coincidental format developed by Arthur Burns and Geoffrey Moore to determine the current economic trajectory. The second looks at the markets.

Long-Leading Indicators

Financially, the economy is in good shape:

The Fed has been pumping cash into the economy (left). The Fed’s credit market support programs have lowered financial stress; the BBB yield (right) has dropped to 5-year lows.

The earnings picture is improving — but remember that word is clearly relative (emphasis added):

The expectation is for total S&P 500 earnings to decline -22.8% from the same period last year on -2.9% lower revenues. This would follow the -32.3% decline in Q2 when economic and business activities came to a halt as a result of the pandemic-driven lockdowns.

The earnings outlook has been steadily improving since the start of Q3, as economic and business

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Bright idea? Co-op helps home and business owners determine whether solar energy is a good fit

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Friday was a sunny day in Hampton Roads, just like three out of every five days throughout the year. People who are converting to solar are leveraging that fact to save money and help the environment.

The science of solar appeals to homeowner Gwyn Williams, a scientist himself. He powers his 1850 farmhouse in Yorktown with 21st century technology.

“There’s $100 worth of energy that lands on that roof every month from the sun, so the question is, can you harvest it?” Williams said.

For him, the answer to that question was the co-op known as Solar United Neighbors. That’s where he learned about solar, finding an installer, and the new meaning for the term “purchasing power.”

“They can gather about 60 customers at once, so you get volume discounts on panels,” Williams said.

Williams used to pay $5,000 a year for heating oil

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‘Good Morning America’ helps boost business for artisan company in Hershey

An artisan spice company in Hershey was recently showcased on “Good Morning America.”

Calicutts Spice Company at 130 W. Chocolate Ave. was featured Oct. 3 in the show’s ″Deals and Steals,” a segment that offers viewers discounted items from a variety of vendors.

“We received over 3,000 orders from the segment, which is more than half of what we have had come in via our website and Etsy all year,” said Jessica Hughes, Calicutts’ co-owner with her husband, Randall.

The couple took over Calicutts, known for its handcrafted spice blends made from spices sourced from around the globe. Its founder Robert Orth announced he was stepping away from the company to spend more time with his family.

About 10 years ago, Orth, who is also a full-time research professor, began tinkering with wholesale spices and a coffee grinder as a hobby. He wanted to create blends not made with MSG,

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A good business manager puts others in positions to succeed

By J. Robert Parksinson
 |  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Last week, as I was thumbing through a book I had written some time ago, I

came across a few essays I thought might be appropriate for this column. “Mottoes

for Managing” is a collection of sayings and comments that are accompanied by

essays elaborating the sayings’ ideas or concepts. All of the essays have to do with

some aspect of business or management.

One of the essays dealt with an old Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish, and

he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Obviously, this

saying relates to short-term versus long-term activities. Certainly there is good

reason for giving an item to someone. There can be even greater value in giving a

skill, however. Both the item and the skill are beneficial. Each must be selected

purposefully.

Here’s an example.

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Montgomery County judge says Abbott’s plan for bars not good enough

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough was pleased Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order for the state regarding COVID-19 will allow bars to reopen Oct. 14 at 50 percent but says it falls short in helping many business owners.

“Kudos to the governor, thank you for finally doing something,” he said. “The problem is it is too little too late. These bars are out of business. I’m in for 100 percent.”

Late Wednesday, Abbott released GA-32, allowing county judges to “opt in” to open bars and “similar establishments” to reopen at 50 percent and all other business other than bars to open 75 percent. The order does place restriction on bar operations including when customers are walking around, they much wear masks and can only remove them when they are drinking at tables with less than six people.

While Harris County Judge Linda Hildalgo took to Twitter after Abbott’s release of GA-32

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Face shields for bike helmets? A Newton 10-year-old turns a good idea into a business

Sam and his dad, Carlos Delgado, frequently ride their bikes around trails near their Newton neighborhood and the Charles River.

“I asked my dad, ‘So motorcycle helmets have visors, why don’t bike helmets have face shields?’” Sam said.

The school assignment, which asked students to create and present a prototype for their idea, required Sam to get creative with resources and materials in his house.

“We don’t have any machines,” Tirsa Delgado said, deeming the process “pretty simple.”

Encouraging his son to launch a business out of the school project, Carlos Delgado applied for a provisional patent for the product in July and bought the domain bikefaceshield.com. The patent was approved in August under Sam Delgado’s name.

The idea to sell the face shields began when Sam asked to buy a new toy.

“I wanted to give him a life lesson: ‘If you want a new toy, why not just

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