Storm Doris Has A Lot To Answer For

// Guest post by Jay Stern who lives in London//

Last week I survived a storm. Not a big deal? Well, humour me. In England, the most extreme weather we’re accustomed to is when wind and rain combine to turn umbrellas far and wide inside out. So an actual storm with a name was a pretty big deal. The storm was called Doris. Who names these things? And why do they choose names that aren’t acceptable to humans under the age of 89?

I mean as far as global extreme weather goes storm Doris was as gentle in nature as the kind 89-year-old she was named after. But someone did die after being hit on the head with a Starbucks roof tile. That’s not meant to be funny by the way, it’s just an actual fact. So it was, like kind of bad. Definitely, the worst weather England has seen in recent history.

Why am I telling you this? Because storm Doris has forced me into financial disrepute!

I casually made my way home from work last Thursday only to find that my entire garden fence had been ripped from the ground and broken in half. No man has the strength to cause that much damage for no apparent reason. It must have been Doris.

Not the worst thing to happen. But I can’t afford a new fence, and the remains are unsalvageable.

That means I’m going to have to head to a loan company near me to borrow money with an extortionate rate of interest. Just so that my dog doesn’t run wild across both of my neighbours landscaping jobs. Making me even more unpopular than that time I accidentally drove a quad bike through the fence and halfway across Mr Next Doors prize blooms.

I guess I’ll just wave goodbye to my passable credit rating now then.


Get new car insurance and help the environment!

Want to help the environment? Get a new car. Seriously. If you’re driving an old clunker you’re emitting much more pollution than you need to.

I’m always trying to convince people to scrap their old cars. The number #1 complaint  they have is about paying for car insurance.

They think that they’ll have to pay so much more to get coverage.

But that’s wrong! Car insurance on a new car can be cheap. I’ve written a little guide on how to find cheap car insurance. Don’t let insurance be the reason you’re destroying the environment….

How to find cheap car insurance

#1 Compare as many companies as possible. Automated tools exist so you don’t have to do this manually by calling in companies. Here’s one tool I recommend:

#2 Ask for a discounts. Every insurance company offers some discounts. Many you’ve never heard of. After your done comparing online rates with the tool above, call in and ask discounts. You can get discounts because of you’re employee, possible clubs your in, you church even. There’s a ton of ways to get a discount!

#3 Get less coverage. A lot of people go overboard and buy full coverage auto insurance. For most people this makes no sense. Buy coverage you need. Don’t pay extra for nothing.

#4 Don’t buy a gas guzzling car. Usually you’ll end up paying more for insurance and hurting the environment! If possible, but an electric car. Insurance for electric cars is much cheaper. So in the long run even if the car is more expensive you’ll save money!

That’s it. Finding cheap car insurance is easy. Most people don’t bother to compare even 2-3 companies, or even ask for discounts. That’s why they overpay and complain. Always switch companies every 2-3 years. You’ll save way more money. Loyalty to one company does NOT PAY.

Remember, the environment is number #1!

How this quicki guide helps.