Health insurance in the United States is a confusing, expensive mess.

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A few months ago our company was merged with another. With this came a new health insurance plan. Our old company only had two plans to choose from, so I didn’t have much of a choice. My wife has type 1 diabetes, so because of insulin pump supplies, we hit that deductible every year. I picked the more expensive plan because it had a lower deductible and didn’t worry about the rest.

The new company has six plans to choose from so I did a deep dive into exactly…


The kitchen is finally done. No more contractors coming over every day. No more using the basement utility sink and cooking everything in the Instant Pot. We can eat in our dining room again! Having half of the main floor of your house under construction gets real old real fast.

At least the kitchen looks nice. It’s a hell of a lot nicer than it was when we moved it. New floors, recessed lighting, new cabinets, countertops, and stainless steel appliances. We had the wall separating the kitchen and dining room removed, opening the space up. …

Jon Roberts

Software Developer, DIY homeowner, Gamer Dad

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