Monday, June 25, 2012

Do I Really Need Renters Insurance?


A Renters Insurance Policy is an inexpensive way to protect your personal belongings and your personal liability. Your belongings are protected against fire and theft, and they are covered anywhere in the world.
Say you went out to dinner and left your expensive leather jacket in the car. When you got back from dinner you discovered that someone had broken into your car and stolen your leather jacket. Not to worry. You are covered, minus your deductible. It is advisable to carry a small deductible because the differences in premium for the different deductible options are generally small, and small losses would be covered.
So how much coverage should you purchase? Everybody is different so coverage varies person to person. The big question is how much is all your “stuff” worth? You don’t want to overinsure, but you shouldn’t underinsure either. First look at your big ticket items: your furniture – the bedroom set, the dining room and the living room. Home entertainment may be another expensive item: your tv, your stereo, your vcr, your dvd player. How much did all your dvds cost? Your cds? Your tapes? Your records? (Come on, I still have mine!) Your computer – hardware and software? Cameras? Sports equipment – golf clubs, skis, bicycles, firearms. And don’t forget your clothes. If your apartment burns down, you will be starting from scratch. Do you have lots of expensive suits, or are you a casual jeans person? Don’t sell yourself short – a pair of Levis is not cheap! And don’t forget your underwear. Are your drawers full of Victoria’s Secret items, or do you just get the department store stuff?
The more documentation you have in the case of a loss the better. The insurance company is not going to nickel and dime you, but they are not going to give you carte blanche either. You really should have some kind of inventory list. Model names and serial numbers are especially helpful. Pictures and video tapes help as well. Tape an entire room focusing on individual items. Duplicate your lists or tapes and store them in a separate location – your safety deposit box, your friend or relative across town. I suggest you look into a replacement cost endorsement. For a modest extra premium, in the case of a loss, your items won’t be depreciated – they will be replaced at today’s cost.
Another benefit of having a renters policy is that it may make your car insurance cheaper. Many insurance companies will give you a discount if you have multiple types of insurance policies with them. Many landlords also require their tenants to have a renters liability policy.
In summation, a Renters Insurance Policy provides coverage for your personal belongings anywhere in the world. It gives you personal liability coverage and it may make your other insurance less expensive. Consult your insurance agent about how much coverage you need.


Tramadol hydrochloride (trademarked as Conzip, Ryzolt, Ultracet, Ultram in the USA, Ralivia and Zytram XL in Canada) is a centrally-acting synthetic analgesic used to treat moderate to moderately-severe pain. The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia. It was launched and marketed as Tramal by the German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in 1977.[1][2]
Tramadol is a very weak μ-opioid receptor agonist, induces serotonin release, and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine.[3][4] Tramadol is converted to O-desmethyltramadol, a significantly more potent μ-opioid agonist. The opioid agonistic effect of tramadol and its major metabolite(s) is almost exclusively mediated by such μ-opioid receptors. This further distinguishes tramadol from opioids in general (including morphine), which do not possess tramadol's degree of receptor subtype selectivity and which are much stronger opiate-receptor agonists. Similarly, the habituating properties of tramadol (such as they are) are arguably mainly due to μ-opioid agonism with contributions from serotonergic and noradrenergic effects.