THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
What do I do? If someone ”started” a service for you… never finished the service... you contacted this persons three months in a row with no response…so you don’t pay the rest of invoice because... A) They didn’t finish the service... and B) They refuse to contact you about services not rendered. They show up 9 months later UNANNOUNCED (I have video evidence) on your property taking pictures and when you message them asking if there was a reason this business is on your property (not thinking they’d respond bc why would they, your 9 months out post original service date once again with three consecutive months of no responses, documented proof) and they say “just coming by to see if services were finished” No they weren’t… obviously, check your phone!!! What would you do? Would you pay the rest of the bill? Oh and how unprofessional to come on my property and take pictures unannounced, with no contact made 9 MONTHS later!!!! What would you do?
Signed - Frustrated
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Out of the following, what’s your go-to ice cream flavor?
Vanilla (22 percent)
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Mint Chocolate Chip (19 percent)
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he been at the top of the list ever since. The title comes after an
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Members of a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested at the US Capitol while filming a segment. US Capitol Police say that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers “observed 7 individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway”. They were charged with unlawful entry, and police say the matter is considered “an active criminal investigation”. CBS said in a statement that its crew was onsite at the Capitol to film a segment featuring “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog,” and that the production team’s interviews with members of Congress had been “authorized and pre-arranged.” The network said that once the interviews had concluded, the team “stayed to film…other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police.”
Sandra Bullock doesn’t know how long her break from acting will last. The 57-year-old admitted she is “so burnt out and tired” that she needs to take a hiatus from filming but is unsure of when she will return. Bullock told The Hollywood Reporter that at this point, she doesn’t “want to be beholden to anyone’s schedule other than my own” and she’s “so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions and I know it.” She admitted to using work as a “crutch” and had to teach herself to “be OK not having work to validate you.’” Bullock says producing “The Lost City” with Liza Chasin was a great way to “go out with a bang”.
Two actors working on the Netflix series “The Chosen One” in Mexico were killed in a car crash on Thursday, and 6 more of the show’s cast or crew were also injured. Local media reported that a van they were riding in near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula flipped and ran off the road in a desert area. The crew had been working in the nearby Santa Rosalia area. The 2 killed in the crash were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar. The other names were not released. Production on the show has been suspended.
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The brand “Northern Tissue’s” toilet paper slogan in 1935 was “Splinter-free”.
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The average cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds.
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Tips for Saving Money
While you may not have control over the economy, you do have control over the actions that you take. Compliments of BALANCE, here are 10 ways to manage your finances.
1. Keep track of your spending. If you know where your money is going it will be easier to make changes if you need to. Try using BALANCE's Fritter Finder form for a week or two to find out where your money is going.
2. Separate wants from needs. Do you really need that 42-inch flat screen television? When money is tight it should not be spent unless absolutely necessary.
3. Avoid using credit to pay your bills. While it may make things easier now, using credit only increases your monthly payments in the future.
4. Save regularly. Have some of your paycheck directly deposited into your savings account or set up an automatic transfer each month from your checking to your savings account.
5. Check your insurance policies. Review the coverage for all your plans. You may have too much and be wasting money or too little and not be adequately covered. Virginia CU Insurance Services can help you find the best coverage at the best price.
6. Be careful about spending a significant amount of money on periodic purchases, like gifts and vacation. While you may feel good while you are spending the money, you may wish you had the money later.
7. Cut or downgrade your services. Can you get a cheaper cable package or have no cable at all? If you have a cell phone consider cutting your land line.
8. Try lowering your energy bill. Turn off appliances and lights when they are not needed. Purchase energy-efficient light-bulbs. When you can, use a fan instead of air conditioning or put on a sweater instead of turning on the heat.
9. Consider signing up for online bill payment. Not only will you save on stamps, but you can make sure your payments are received on time. VACU's online Bill Pay is free for members.
10. Cut down on take-out ordering. Even if the meal is not expensive, doing it frequently can really add up. A $10 pizza once a week will cost you over $500 a year!
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