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Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 3:49 PM
— If it hasn't happened to you, it's probably happened to someone you know: you manage to damage your car before ever leaving your driveway. (Doh!)
Self-inflicted accidents can happen in several ways, from backing out of your driveway and hitting your spouse's car to crashing into the garage door.
Since most auto accidents happen on roads and usually involve another driver, you may wonder who pays if you hit a car in your driveway or damage your own property in some other way.
The following information from veteran car insurance agents helps answer the questions you might have if you find yourself in this situation:
Will insurance cover the damage to your vehicles?
Sure, depending on the type of coverage you have. Your liability coverage – which is legally required – covers damage to the car you hit. If you have collision insurance, the damage to your own car will be covered as well, an Atlanta insurance agent explained.
Does this happen to a lot of other people?
Yes, you're not alone. It probably does happen fairly often, the agent said, but many people don't file a claim with their insurance company.
"You're going so slow that the damage is usually minor," he said. So by the time you pay your deductible – which is often $500 to $1,000 – filing a claim may not be worth it.
Does it matter that the accident occurred on private property?
Not really, said Marcus Bullock from Slater Insurance Agency-Nationwide Insurance in Atlanta. The result is the same whether the accident is in your driveway or on Atlanta's streets.
The only real difference is that you won't need to call the police, as you would if it happened on the road. You won't have a police report, but you won't need it, and (thank goodness!) you won't be issued a ticket.
What about the garage door?
Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 2:34 PM
— When you think it's time to leave your job, how do you depart in a way that avoids personal and professional repercussions?
There’s no perfect way, but there are some smart moves to make your exit smooth, easier on your soon-to-be former boss and a breeze for you, said Forrest Wildes, director of strategic accounts for Harris Waste Management Group, a company based in Georgia.
"I would advise the person to make sure that they have considered all the pros and cons about the job they have and that their decision is final," Wildes said.
"I would suggest a meeting with your boss and explain that, for whatever reason, you feel led to take another job or you are moving or whatever the reason," Wildes added.
Will this decision lead you on the right path? Will you regret quitting, considering the consequences? Are you fearful? Do you feel guilty?
If you are certain this decision is right, you may want to follow these suggestions from IdealistCareers.org:
Consider your employer
Consider your family
How will leaving your job affect your family? Have you discussed your plans with them before you do the final deed of submitting your notice? Have you secured another job before submitting your notice? If not, do you have enough in savings to carry you and your family through until you can secure another job?
Final word, according to Wildes:
"Leave under good conditions if at all possible. Never burn the bridge if you can help it. You never know when you may need a reference or even need your old job back!"
Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
— If you made the decision to stay home with your children in their early years, it could feel a little intimidating to re-enter the workforce.
You've devoted so much of your time to the tending and nurturing of your little ones, but now that they're older, you can enjoy doing something for yourself and get back into the game.
In order to make a successful career comeback after having kids, these strategies, offered by Monster.com, can help you transition from carrying binkies and bottles to carrying a briefcase.
Update your resumeStaying home with your children doesn't mean that your resume contains larges gaps of unemployment. Fill in these holes with experience and skills you've gathered over time. If you use a bookkeeping program to organize your family's expenses, or if you've spent time raising money for your child's school or volunteering at your church, add it your resume. Take an inventory of your experiences over the last few years and look for anything relevant to the job field you're trying to break into.
Learn a few new skillsSoftware and technology seems to change with the weather, so if you've been out of the workforce for a while, you might consider brushing up on your skills by taking a few courses or classes on the latest programs. Contact your local continuing education program or community college to see what programs they offer, or try taking one of the many free or inexpensive online course through sites like Lynda.com, Coursera, edX, MIT OpenCourseWare or Udacity.
Consider getting helpHaving someone on your side that can work with you to help you get your foot in the door can really jump start your new career. If you just need a little advice along the way, consider hiring a career consultant to help you find your path and guide you to the next step. Or, contact a recruiter that can act as a middleman to help you land that interview.
Flexibility is keyGetting back into the game after years away means you might have to start out with less-than-ideal hours and less pay. Don't let these little setback deter you from achieving your goals, and remember that it's only temporary. Pretty soon, you'll feel like a seasoned career woman with a schedule and salary to envy.
When you're trying to start a new career, especially after spending time away from the workforce, you'll want to network as much as possible to get your name out there. Contact former colleagues, college alumni or other moms that might lead you in the right direction. Becoming a squeaky wheel could mean all the difference.
Published: Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ 4:55 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ 4:55 PM
Looking for a job?
Several municipalities in the area are hiring now.
The City of Fairborn is looking for substitute bus drivers to be on call on an as needed basis.
The City of Centerville is looking for a custodian .
The City of Centerville is also hiring police officers.
Attention Star Wars collectors
Someone is selling Star Wars I memorabilia that includes 28 miniature characters and a Darth Vader carrying case for $300.
There’s also a listing for a special edition of the Star Wars Trilogy for $100.
Got something to sell?
There are buyers looking for military antiques; purple hearts, footlockers, WWII photos.
Diabetic test strips unexpired in sealed boxes.
Old guitars and other musical instruments.
Calling all animal lovers
Looking to expand your family with a cat or dog? You find them here.
If you’ve recently lost your cat, you may want to check here.
Last minute Valentine’s Day shopping for your mother, wife, girlfriend
Don’t overlook the auctions and estate sales which could be your answer to finding a high-end gift at a discounted price.
18K yellow gold and platinum diamond wedding ring with 17 diamonds designed by Cartier
14K gold and sapphire bracelet
Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 4:11 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 4:11 PM
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