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  1. You can also maintain a "donor advised fund" and make contributions to that every other year. The contribution is deductible in the year you make it regardless of when you make distributions from the fund to various charities. That way the flow of funds to charities is more evenly distributed which, for smaller charities, makes it easy for them to budget. So the charities that you're supporting don't go two years between your contributions.
  2. I've only been doing this for a few months myself, so not a ton of advice. As much as possible, try to rely more on your legs to elevate you than your arms. This may be counter intuitive, but you'll save some of your energy pushing yourself up with your legs as opposed to pulling yourself up with your arms. Stretching my forearms (palms up, bend fingers back towards your body) has also helped my forearms to not be incapacitated for days after climbing. They make some hand balms to help heal the blisters faster and lotion helps to soften your hands, but to some extend your hands are just going to get calloused over after a while and blisters won't be as frequent.
  3. Agreed. Had to fire my contractor today midway through.
  4. I received my Gift Card a couple of days after I received the e-mail that it was on it's way. Certainly didn't take 15 days.
  5. Called on Monday and didn't get anywhere. Set up a cancellation for Friday. Never received a call or e-mail and service was actually cut off on Friday. I had 10 months left on my 24-month contract. Called on Saturday (855-407-3110) and just asked if I would be eligible for the Big Deal before I send all of my equipment back. Never insinuated that I had received an e-mail from Directv. After answering several questions about my viewing habits, I was offered: Choice Extra on a 12-month contract $37 credit for 12 months $10 credit for 24 months Free Sunday Ticket Free Movie Channels for 3 months $200 gift card Whole thing took about 15 minutes.
  6. $15 discount for 15 months $10 discount for 12 months $10 discount for 12 months $10 discount for 6 months $5 discount for 24 months No new contract. $645 in discounts.
  7. Horrible story. No comments on this tragic situation? This is something our Congress actually did to people. Unfortunately, other then Tommy once mentioning how it sucked for my family to see an increase in our monthly bill, as well as a extra $4000 out of pocket expenses if we had a horrible accident hit our family, the left just at these types of Real Life stories.. Sad really since they, you know, care more about real people then those on the right. Yes, but can't she take solace in the fact that everyone now has insurance? Horrible story. No comments on this tragic situation? This is something our Congress actually did to people. Unfortunately, other then Tommy once mentioning how it sucked for my family to see an increase in our monthly bill, as well as a extra $4000 out of pocket expenses if we had a horrible accident hit our family, the left just at these types of Real Life stories.. Sad really since they, you know, care more about real people then those on the right. Yes, but can't she take solace in the fact that everyone now has insurance? I'm failing to see how Obamacare forced her husband's company to switch to a high-deductible health plan. This has been a growing trend amongst companies for several years as they try to share the cost of healthcare with their employees and make the employees more accountable for their spending habits. It's a sad story, but I don't see a direct connection with Obamacare here. This is just the changing face of employer sponsored health plans. Haven't the slightest idea if the story is true or not, but here is how. If it was a group plan and it was not grandfathered and it changed January 1 (lots of ifs) it would have to be ACA compliant. Just like plans on the exchange the small group market is seeing the same things. Higher deductibles, smaller networks. Exactly...there are lots of ifs. Health insurance costs are driven my a such a multitude of factors that it's difficult to pinpoint the reason for an increase in premiums and deductibles without seeing the whole picture of each individual case. So in the majority of cases we'll just blame it Obamacare and move on because we either lack the information or the intellect to analyze the actual reasons behind these individual cases.
  8. Horrible story. No comments on this tragic situation? This is something our Congress actually did to people. Unfortunately, other then Tommy once mentioning how it sucked for my family to see an increase in our monthly bill, as well as a extra $4000 out of pocket expenses if we had a horrible accident hit our family, the left just at these types of Real Life stories.. Sad really since they, you know, care more about real people then those on the right. Yes, but can't she take solace in the fact that everyone now has insurance? I'm failing to see how Obamacare forced her husband's company to switch to a high-deductible health plan. This has been a growing trend amongst companies for several years as they try to share the cost of healthcare with their employees and make the employees more accountable for their spending habits. It's a sad story, but I don't see a direct connection with Obamacare here. This is just the changing face of employer sponsored health plans. Where is there any mention of employer sponsored plans in there?! Maybe I'm inferring here, but most people referring to "my husbands insurance" would seem to be making reference to the insurance offered through their husband's employer. I would think the more common reference to an individual plan would be "our insurance". Also she didn't talk about a policy being cancelled and that being the only option for acquiring a new policy, but simply that their coverage changed, which would also seem to indicate an employer-sponsored change. No doubt employers are citing Obamacare as a reason for making changes they've needed/wanted to make for years that have more to do with cost savings than any mandate.
  9. Horrible story. No comments on this tragic situation? This is something our Congress actually did to people. Unfortunately, other then Tommy once mentioning how it sucked for my family to see an increase in our monthly bill, as well as a extra $4000 out of pocket expenses if we had a horrible accident hit our family, the left just at these types of Real Life stories.. Sad really since they, you know, care more about real people then those on the right. Yes, but can't she take solace in the fact that everyone now has insurance? Horrible story. No comments on this tragic situation? This is something our Congress actually did to people. Unfortunately, other then Tommy once mentioning how it sucked for my family to see an increase in our monthly bill, as well as a extra $4000 out of pocket expenses if we had a horrible accident hit our family, the left just at these types of Real Life stories.. Sad really since they, you know, care more about real people then those on the right. Yes, but can't she take solace in the fact that everyone now has insurance? I'm failing to see how Obamacare forced her husband's company to switch to a high-deductible health plan. This has been a growing trend amongst companies for several years as they try to share the cost of healthcare with their employees and make the employees more accountable for their spending habits. It's a sad story, but I don't see a direct connection with Obamacare here. This is just the changing face of employer sponsored health plans.
  10. Finally took the time to make the call yesterday. My contract isn't up for another year. After getting a regular rep and mentioning Dish Network several times I was offered $90 off of Sunday Ticket and $10 x 6 months off of the Sports Pack. The rep then told she could transfer me to CRG, who could give me better discounts. I ended up getting: Sunday Ticket Max - Free $20/month off my bill for 12 months $10/month off my bill for 6 months $5/month off my bill for 3 months Total savings of $615.
  11. I did. I just told them that my wife found out that my in laws got the ST for free and was livid that we had to pay. Also, reference that new customers get it free.Just called back and asked what else they could do, referencing that other new and existing subscribers were getting it for free. They knocked another 25% off of the Sunday Ticket and threw in ST To Go for free. Took about 5 minutes.
  12. I called and got: 50% off Sunday ticket $10 x 6 months off Sports Pack Free HD DVR with installation I see lots of people getting free Sunday Ticket and ST To Go. After having already accepted this deal, should I call and try to get the rest of Sunday Ticket knocked off and ST To Go added, or are you out of luck once you've accepted a deal?