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Welcome back to your Debt Podcast. Today is Monday, January 9, 2006. My name is Jay Fleischman. Thanks for sticking around and staying subscribed to the show. If you are a new listener, welcome to the Debt Podcast. And for new listeners, as well as for old listeners, I encourage you all to take a look through the archive shows at debtpodcast.com, download some of the old shows and pick up some of the information that's in there. Also some really good music floating around in some of those show, folks. Anyway, this is my third time at recording this show, so I'm going to try my best not to flub over my words all too much, so I may talk just a little more slowly than normal, as if that's possible. And today we're going to do just a little bit of consumer news and information, and launch directly into today's resolution helper, starting off the second week of the resolution helper. So let's jump into the news right now.
And now, the latest headlines from the world of personal finance.
First up, something I picked up off of Marketwatch.com, apparently Traveler's, one of the nation's oldest insurance companies announced this past Thursday that they will discount rates for drivers of hybrid cars. They're going to be enjoying a 10% discount on automobile insurance from Traveler's, and this policy compliments federal tax credits to encourage the use of cleaner technologies that could lessen America's dependence on fossil fuels, if adopted en masse. The government, of course, is offering a 10% tax credit for using energy-saving materials, such as insulating roofs, shingles, and energy efficient windows as well. This is really interesting stuff if you're in the market to change your car insurance, and you may very well be at the end of today's resolution helper. Hint. Hint. You might want to check out Traveler's if you're driving a hybrid car, or you're on the edge of purchasing one...