Category: Odds & Ends

How well does your car retain its value?

By on January 6, 2014 at 8:55 AM

It’s common knowledge (and a little disheartening) that as soon as you purchase a new car it depreciates by thousands of dollars as soon as you drive it off the dealership lot. But which cars depreciate the least? For 50 years, ALG has been the industry benchmark for calculating residual values on vehicles. ALG recently […]

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13 songs you won’t hear on the radio this holiday season

By on December 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM

When I was in college, I worked at a restaurant that had a holiday playlist of about 10 songs that was on repeat from Thanksgiving until Christmas. This meant I’d hear the same version of “Hey, Santa!” by Carnie and Wendy Wilson up to 25 times during one shift. Miraculously, despite that experience, I have […]

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The spirit of holiday giving: GEICO donates vehicle to local organization in Louisiana

By on December 20, 2013 at 7:41 AM

I love how GEICO continues to find ways to give back to its local communities, so I was especially pleased when I recently heard about how one of GEICO’s auto damage managers helped make spirits bright in Louisiana during this season of giving. Family Promise of Ouachita, a nonprofit that provides support to help families […]

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Memory of the Month: Winter wonderland

By on December 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. I’m not sure when this photo was taken, but it was on a day much like this one. I’m writing this post on a snowy, icy morning when many D.C.-area businesses closed or delayed opening, but not GEICO. […]

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Memory of the Month: Giving thanks

By on November 27, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Kids, you won’t believe this, but once upon a time, televisions did not have flat screens, and if you wanted to change the channel, you had to get up and walk to the TV to do it. The only time the words “high definition” went together was when you were looking up the word “high” […]

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Memory of the Month: Building a better GEICO

By on October 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. I work at GEICO’s corporate headquarters, just on the Maryland side of the northwest boundary of Washington, D.C. This building opened in 1959, but because the company was growing so rapidly, we needed additional space quickly, and the […]

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Top do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for 2013

By on October 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Don’t feel like picking up a pre-designed costume with a cheap plastic mask at the store this Halloween? Make your alter-ego a piece of pop culture with one of these do-it-yourself ideas. Then, share your ideas in the comments. Daft Punk – Easiest to pull off with a friend, grab a helmet and suit and […]

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Memory of the Month: the man in the middle

By on September 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. Earlier this month, as we do every year, we celebrated GEICO’s birthday. It has been 77 years since the company’s founder, Leo Goodwin, pulled up stakes in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved the brand-new Government Employees Insurance Company […]

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Opening wallets for Oklahoma schools

By on August 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

One thing that continues to amaze me about the associates at GEICO is their unwavering commitment to helping those in need. Whether it’s contributing a part of their paycheck to The United Way, leading fundraising activities for Children’s Hospital, or buying gifts for local children during the holidays, GEICO associates are always finding ways they […]

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Memory of the Month: Develop yourself, dog-gone it!

By on August 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. Like any other company, GEICO strives to hire the best and the brightest. But it’s nearly impossible to find entry-level employees who already know all about insurance – after all, who grows up dreaming of one day having […]

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