Our auto insurance went up $200 to around $1600 this year. Even though our cars are a year older and more time has passed since our last accident and we’re a year older and so on.
So DH (my hero) called up the auto company and asked what happened. After some lengthy conversation about how medical claims going up can’t possibly be the reason for vehicular damage costs going up, the person on the other end asked if we wanted to do a 20 min survey to get some underwriting done. (She didn’t put it quite like that.)
DH said sure, because he called at 7pm and the kids were watching a show.
Less than 20 min later, he’d cut the bill by $600 (to just under $1000).
20 min = $600. That’s a better hourly rate than Mr. Money Moustache’s latest post about the benefits of credit card churning.
If it’s been a while since you asked your regular providers for a discount… give them a call today! You might be surprised at what they have to offer.
Do it! And report back to us. :)