To Do List Update #2
by Jason -- October 5, 2009
Things to Sell:
The next two weeks are all about selling our stuff!
Car – I’ve listed it on Craigslist, but haven’t heard much of a response. I have a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with carpool stickers that allow you to drive solo in the carpool lane. The car is valued around $11,000 and I’m trying to sell it for $15,000 — putting a $4,000 premium for the carpool stickers. I’m concerned I’ve priced it too high. I’ve also heard that cash for clunkers has really hurt the used car market. I plan on reducing the price of the car every couple of days.
Bed, Dresser, Desk, etc.. – Listing them this week, our room could empty out very quickly!
Health/Travelers Insurance – I did a good amount of research and finally went with the company that apparently everyone goes with, World Nomads (That’s an affiliate link, if you decide to use them, I’d appreciate you using that link). It seems like a great deal. Essentially you have a copay of $1o0, meaning it’s really just for emergencies (which is good because in most parts of the world, basic health care is very inexpensive). They also cover you during adventure activities including snowboarding, skydiving, bungee jumping, etc. Not saying I’ll be doing those things, but it’s good to know that I can! They also cover you if you’re robbed. Unfortunately, they only cover $500 for all electronics, but for Sharon and I that works well because our netbooks were only $300.
Change Banks – I will most likely create a separate post on this. I ended up changing from Bank Of America to Charles Schwab. I’m optimistic about Charles Schwab. There are no charges and no minimums. The real selling point is that they reimburse you for using other firms ATM’s, including international ATM’s. This should make traveling with cash much cheaper.
Credit Card – Again did quite a bit of research and ended up going with the Capital One No Hassles Reward card. What’s great about them is they don’t charge any international fees, so this should keep the cost of using credit cards quite reasonable.
Get all of our shots – I believe we each got around 5-6 shots (and Sharon is still getting one today). But we’re all vaccinated!
2 weeks left but still have a lot of things to take care of! Updated to-do list.
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