It’s hard to find good craftsmen or tradesmen these days. It used to be that if you hired someone to do something, they did it right. That’s the way it used to be for everything; you do something, you do something right. No messing around and no half-hearted effort. Unfortunately, it seems that things have changed.
Over the past two years alone, I’ve had to call on every type of tradesmen you can think of. Plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, carpenters, labourers and more. I was having extensive work done on my home and had to go all out when hiring for it.
I had different experiences with each of them, some good and some bad. Mainly bad.
I had to hire three different plumbers; two of them just rectify the mistakes of the first one. Three locksmiths because the first locksmith messed up the locks so the door wouldn’t lock properly and the second made it so the doors wouldn’t unlock. These guys just didn’t care.
With some of the smaller jobs, it wasn’t that bad. But for some of the bigger undertakings, safety was paramount. When it came to setting up the electrics; lighting, stove circuits, outlets, etc. I couldn’t just hire someone and hope for the best. If the electricians messed up in the same way the other guys did, it could be dangerous. Some faulty wiring and my house could’ve gone up in flames. With me and my family in it too. Especially if we hadn’t yet had the locks fixed.
I did my research when it came to hiring electricians Tulsa. I poured through pages on my browser to find the best electricians in my area and spoke to every friend and family member I could get a hold of to ask them about who they had used. More than one person recommended Davis Electrical Design. They said that their electricians were hard-workers, prompt and actually saw their craft as a craft; something to be respected and revered.
I took their advice and let’s just say that I didn’t have to hire another electrician to fix their work. Me and my family can sit at home knowing that we’re safe and secure and that everything works as it should.READ MORE
How to find cheap no deposit car insurance
I’ve had both cheap auto insurance and expensive auto insurance. I’ve been with as many as seven different auto insurance companies in the past decade and have had mixed experiences as well as many ups and downs with each of them. Whilst all of the companies are essentially the same in that they’re selling auto insurance, they can differ greatly in terms of actual level of service provided.
With some of the companies I paid a lot and received a lot. Another company I paid a lot and received nothing. It always pays to actually read the fine print and make sure you know exactly what you are getting insurance-wise for your money without any misunderstandings or room for error. Some companies I paid very little in way of monthly payments and received both good and bad coverage and service.
One thing that all of the cheaper companies had in common was expensive deposits. Initially, you think you’re getting dirt cheap auto insurance but when you factor in the deposit, it isn’t actually as cheap as you first though. As well as reading the fine print, you should always do the actual financial math and take the time to really work out what you’ll be paying out over the year.
If sitting down with a notepad and working out the exact costs seems daunting to you, or just simply unpleasant, then there may be a better way. You can do what I did.
With my latest insurance company, lucky number eight, I managed to get a cheap monthly rate, decent coverage with low excesses, all without a deposit. Yes, you read that right. No deposit at all.
This makes things far simpler when selecting which company to use, which as we all know can be difficult. Finding cheap car insurance without a deposit completely eliminates a factor in selecting a company. You know what you’re paying for a deposit… because you’re paying nothing.
This also makes it easier to work out exactly how much you’ll be paying without any nasty hidden costs. Take it from me, you can quite easily find a great monthly deal for good auto insurance without having to pay a deposit.READ MORE
Now, I know I’m overpaying for auto insurance. Auto insurance is meant to get cheaper with each renewal, yet I end up paying slightly more with each passing year. I’ve had no accidents and thus no claims. But every year that I renew, my insurance company manage to chuck on little additions and extras that leave the price creeping up.
When I got my first car I was a young man. The premiums were huge, as is expected with young people who have no personal track record or a general stereotype for reckless behaviour. For a while, my insurance steadily decreased. As it should. Until fairly recently, where I noticed it was going from a small, unnoticeable annual payment to an amount that took a larger and larger chunk out of my bank account each year.
I know that I only have to call up to rectify the situation. But what should be a short, five minute conversation ends up taking over an hour as I get left on hold for ages, only for a sleazy insurance salesman to jump on the other end of the line and talk me into paying even more. Even when I mentally prepare myself for what I’m going say, I find my resolve weakening as the silver tongued salesman tricks me into giving them more money. Every single time. I get off the phone and I’m just furious with myself for falling for it again.
But I can’t let it carry on. It’s beyond ridiculous what I’m paying and I know that someone out there is offering far cheaper auto insurance. I have no claims and no accidents apart from a small knock against a wall that I paid for out of my own pocket. I should be able to get a killer deal for very little. It should almost be a negligible amount I’m paying for full cover. Just a simple matter of finding out who provides the cheapest auto insurance.
The easiest way, in my opinion, these days to find a good deal is through comparison sites. There are tons of them. Rather than have to sift through hundreds upon hundreds of websites, there’s far too many, you can use one website that does all the work for you. Input your details, what you require, etc. and let them do all the heavy lifting. Simple. I’ve already found some awesome bargains on these comparison sites but I feel that if I keep searching, I’ll be able to find a real gem. The comparison site I like the most so far is: https://www.autoinsurancemonkey.com/who-has-the-cheapest-auto-insurance/, I’ve been able to find some great deals on the cheapest full coverage auto insurance. I’ll still keep looking though!
My name is Jay, I’m a personal trainer and counselor ( Addiction counselor)
This is my personal blog; I made it so my clients and friends could learn more about me and so that I should tips on training your body.
My other main goal is to help give addiction advice. Thing’s like quitting drugs, alcohol, or something are hard, but not impossible.
I hope my blog can help educate and inspire visitors. If you ever need someone to talk to, please email me. I’d be glad to help (for addiction counseling).READ MORE