In the old days…you know, when your parents had to walk 10 miles to school, in snow, uphill-both ways…young people were more knowledgeable about what it took to be self-sufficient and address their everyday needs, because they learned lifeskills. What are life skills? Cooking, cleaning, washing, car repair, childcare and money management are a few. Over the years, many young people have become distanced from lifeskills, because of lifestyle changes and the fact that home economics and auto shop have fallen away from the school curriculum. They are distanced to the point that they are clueless, when they are finally on their own.
Another “DUH” question. Most Realtors can pull a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) which will show the sales history for the past year to include the following categories: Sold, Expired, Under Contract, and Active Listing. Additionally, the Realtor should be able to provide a Area Market Analysis (AMS) which will provide the average Days On Market by category.
What is their reputation in the area? They should be able to provide several references for work they have done in your area. Check those references and find out if people are still happy with the work they had done. Check your local newspaper’s website and put the company or contractor’s name into the paper’s search engine to see if the company or the contractor have been linked to any local issues or lawsuits. If they have been, that may be a sign to walk away from this deal.
As to the question of whether or not pet insurance will save you money, the only answer I can give is “Maybe”. The whole reason for having pet health surety services, as I said, is for peace of mind. If, heaven forbid, your dog is seriously injured or falls ill, it could save you thousands of dollars.
Signing or enrolling in the first cheap plan you see. Shop around for other plans. The first one that would come up in a search engine or in Google may not be the best and the most affordable options. It is important to get as much quotes as you can, there are online dental comparison sites which you can use to get quotes in your state or area.
How to properly manage a credit card, or “just say no to credit cards,” except for emergencies (which is not Friday night pizza or that cool pair of shoes).
If you can, call insurers directly and obtain quotes. As always, I recommend that you get quotes from different insurers. Look through their price plus value expected and you’ll be on your way to making the best rates there is for your profile.