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Old 01-29-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Default Renting apartment - electric provider & insurance question

Hello lads,

I am moving to a new rental apartment for a short term lease, and may extend it.

I need your friendly advice on:

1) Electric provider - I was suggested Direct Energy by the leasing office, but I know I can make a choice. I have visited powertochoose.com and the cheapest option is Today's energy....

I was wondering if you had any suggestion? I am in zip code 77070

2) Renters Insurance - I am looking for a 3-4 month renters insurance to begin with. The leasing office gave me the name of a company, but I want to evaluate other options...I need to have coverage of $20,000 for personal property and $100,000 for liability

3) Any legitimate sources to buy a used car for less than 10k?? e.g. Car max? I would be more comfortable paying slightly more to buy from a legitimate source

I appreciate your help.

Thanks chaps,
Long live the queen,

Andrew
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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1. Definitely stick with a larger company that provides you with great rates. I recommend Direct Energy. I've had them for years and they have great rates - not the cheapest but just because someone is cheaper doesn;t mean they are better.

2. Get renter's insurance through Balboa Insurance. It's offered through Wells Fargo Online or you can just google 'Balboa Insurance' and call them directly. $50,000 in Renter's insurance is like $7 a month.

3. Use Autotrader. If you are paying cash then you can get a better deal buying from an individual. Otherwise stick to a dealership like Car Max.

Good luck!
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