Bypass the phone prompts to get a human! Follow these steps...

Ever go crazy trying to navigate phone prompts only to get disconnected or go to the wrong department? I found a website that helps us navigate past the automated operator and get to a real human. You may still have a wait time, but at least your getting your human. You can search for specific companies or by an alphabetical list. Most often the phone numbers are rated to let you know what kind of customer service experience you'll receive, along with estimated hold times for each number. Other ways to contact these companies are also found here such as email or online chat support. Who's got time to get lost in the phone prompt maze! Go ahead, give it a try, and let us know what you think. ☺

Middle East Chain Reaction; What's yours?

Who would have thought that all of these countries would be part of a chain reaction uprising. It was probably just a matter of time before the people in these countries realized just how bad they had it. With  access to the internet, they can hear and see the truth about the rest of the world now, instead of from a censored state run television station. I think they want a taste of freedom and human rights. Who can argue with that? With this collapse of Socialism in these countries, radical Islamic fundamentalist are probably chomping at the bit to take over. We hope and pray that this does not happen and that the world will be in a better place after the unrest is settled. Do you think the United States should get involved? Personally, I think they should try and settle things themselves. They don't need us interfering with their way of life, unless it gets really ugly. Then I would support NATO in protecting innocent people if that is even possible.
In the mean time, the price of oil is headed north, and here we are as dependent as ever on that liquid gold. To that I say "drill baby drill", or find an alternative energy source that makes sense for us. Meanwhile, we can use apps on our smart phones to find the cheapest gas in town.
What are your thoughts? Please post your comments below...

Shop around for your prescription!

You may have heard this before, but it's true. If you're someone like me who is self employed, you know that finding affordable health insurance with decent coverage can be challenging. Right now I'm on a BCBS plan that leaves much to be desired when it comes to prescription coverage. So when it came time to go to the doctor this week, I thought I would do a little prescription shopping. Because I'm allergic to so many common medications, the choice of antibiotics for me is limited. The antibiotic I normally take for sinus infections is Avelox. It's a costly, broad spectrum antibiotic that could set you back a small fortune. So I set out with my Google search for all my local pharmacies and went down the list asking for the price on my normal ten day dose. "Wow", I said as the pharmacy manager of CVS told me it would be almost two hundred dollars! After calls to about a half dozen pharmacies, Sams Club made my day when they said it would be about one hundred fifty dollars. After all, that was fifty bucks I was saving just by making a few calls. O.k., now I was ready for a trip to the doctor to get my prescription. He was ready to sign me up for my usual dose when I asked if there was any less expensive antibiotics out there for me. He said I could take a combination of two other drugs that would cover almost as many infection types as the Avelox did. In fact, he said they were free at my local Publix! Music to my ears! I didn't ask why or how. I rushed over to Publix, put in my prescription and then bammo, I was off and running with free antibiotics! So remember to call around and ask your doctor the next time you have to get a prescription. It could save you a bundle of dough like me if you don't have a fancy health plan.