Saturday, 20 February 2010

Money Matters

This week has been busy and expensive. I had to renew both my home insurance and my car insurance, but I also had reams of work with deadlines to meet.

Today I also could have been writing because other deadlines loom, but I decided to take some time to do some admin and try and get my finances sorted. There were three months of bank statements I hadn't even looked at, so when I did I wasted loads of time scrabbling around trying to make sense of some of the amounts on them.

Then I got around to checking the insurance renewals and decided to get some more quotes. That all takes so much time, but it was worth it for I've saved myself about £150, which is nearly as much as I've earned meeting those deadlines.

The morals of this little tale are: check your bank statements as soon as you get them, and make time to shop around and save money on insurance.

The picture is for some light relief. It is not of my house but is of my neighbourhood. And if you look closely you'll see that it includes the types of things I've had to insure.

Now I'd better get back to work.


Poetic Shutterbug said...

Insurance is something you always need to check and shop around at each renewal. Glad you got it all straightened out. I hate dealing with financial matters but unfortunately it's something we all have to endure. Have a great weekend.

jakill said...

Thanks Jo. I did have a great weekend. Hope yours was good too.

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