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Day 24: Credit Calculation
Day 25: Interest Rates
Day 26: Higher Score
Day 27: Credit Clean Up
Day 28: Review, Reflect, Relax
Day 29: Policy Review
Week 5: Insurance & Investing
Today’s Easy Financial Task: Get quotes from competitors
How to rock this task :
- Take out your current policies
- Make a list of your policy competitors
- Ask for quotes using the stats from your current policies
Today I’m going to show you how to gain the leverage you’ll need to negotiate lower insurance rates with your current providers.
The first step is to get competitive rates for the same or better coverage. Do this by making a list of competitors you want to contact. Then take out your current policies from yesterday's task and call new companies to ask if they can offer you a better price than your current premium.
Remember: Don’t sacrifice coverage for a cheaper rate. You want them to offer you current coverage for a cheaper premium.
Keep this in mind: If you share your social security number with the company when asking for a quote, doing so will trigger an inquiry on your credit report. Inquiries stay on your credit report for two years and can temporarily lower your credit score. So don’t go crazy asking for quotes, although it may still be worth it to check for policies like home and car, because saving thousands of dollars is worth temporarily losing points off your credit score.
Today you're only job is to get quotes. Tomorrow, I'll show you how to use these competitor's quotes to negotiate better rates.
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I look forward to hearing how today's task went for you. Share them with me in the comments below & the LRC Forum. (If you're new to the Dream Catchers: LIVE RICHER forum make sure to fill out the questionnaire HERE before requesting to join.)
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