When Disaster Happens (You Can Still Save Money!)

OK, so saving money may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you encounter a crisis in life. However, too many people panic and lose their heads in relatively low-level crisis situations, something that means they end up paying out way too much to resolve their problem. Luckily, the advice below will help you to avoid this. Keep reading to find out more.

Your Fridge-Freezer Breaks Down

Have you ever walked into your kitchen, only to be greeted by a pool of cool water on the floor that has been seeping out of your fridge freezer overnight? Well if you have, you will know the sinking sensation that such a puddle can cause, because not only will you have to pay to sort the breakdown out, but all the food that is stored in there is in danger of going to waste as well! Something that can cost almost as much as the fridge freezer to replace.

Of course, the first thing to do is to check that your fridge is plugged in, is switched on, and that there hasn’t been a power cut. All things that can be responsible for appliance failure and certainly aren’t worth the mechanic call out fee to discover!

Once you have checked all of these things are not the cause, you need to act fast. In fact, there are two things you need to do. One is to Google the issue and sees if you can do anything to fix it yourself, something that can save you having to get your appliance replaced or repaired.

The second action is to take all of the food out and cook up whatever you can. Something that means you can make use of the food you have, and that you minimise wastage and wasted money. In fact, even if you can’t eat everything that is in there, you can pick out the most expensive items like beef ribs and roasting joints and cook those up to feed your family and neighbours.

Of course, if you can’t fix your freezer yourself, you may think that calling in an engineer is the best approach. However, it’s worth being cautious here,  and only doing so if the quote for repair will be free or if your appliance is covered by warranty. Otherwise, you could end up paying a considerable amount for a repair, when you could just get a new device for the same money. One that is likely to be much more reliable and so a more economical choice in the long run.

You Have a Car Accident

Shock and fear are the emotions that are usually felt immediately after being involved in a car accident, and saving money probably aren’t too high on your list of priorities. However, as anyone that has been in the situation knows, the aftermath of an accident can be incredibly expensive.

In fact, it’s not just repairs or roadside recovery fees that you will have to cover, but you will need a replacement vehicle while yours is out of commission as well.

Happily, there services like Compass Car that can provide you with a vehicle at no cost to you, as long as you aren’t at fault in the accident. Something that can help you keep your costs as low as possible, even before your insurance claim has been processed.

Your Pet Gets Sick

For a lot of people, their pet getting sick is more in the vein of a major disaster than a minor one. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still be frugal when it comes to getting the treatment, as long as it’s timely and correct for the issue they are facing.

 

Of course, for smaller issues like fleas or worms, it’s entirely possible to buy treatment, and preventative care online rather than going to your vet. This being a tactic that can save you a great deal of money.

Although, when it comes to more severe issues, accidents, and emergency treatments, a visit to the vet is always the best. Sadly, this is usually something that will cost you quite a lot of money, unless you have previously taken out pet insurance that is.

In fact, for just a small amount of money, each month you can get any vet fees and treatments covered by your insurance company. Something that can literally save you a fortune if they ever do get sick or injured, and can make the entire process of getting them well again a lot less stressful as well.

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