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Quarantine Preparation Tips

Unprecedented in my lifetime, Covid-19 is crippling countries around the world as non-essential businesses & schools/colleges are ordered to be shut down. Many people are facing trying financial times as they are forced to quarantine themselves. Today we offer some tips to hopefully help you weather the next few weeks.
1) Develop a Budget. It’s never too late to start a budget and right now is the best time to learn how to put one together. Dave Ramsey has a great resource on how to develop a budget.

2) Prioritize Payments & Defer if Possible. Your basic needs are of utmost importance, so food/shelter/vehicle should be your top priorities. Contact your utility companies, mortgage/landlord, credit card/loan companies, insurance company and find out what relief they can offer you if you or a breadwinner in the household are on a temporary lay-off due to the pandemic crisis. Most companies have begun implementing protocols to help during these trying times including the waiving of late fees, reducing/eliminating interest temporarily, & extending grace periods for payments.

3) Decompress. The stress of the current quarantines & economic climate can be crushing to your spirit & mental health. Take time out to meditate, exercise, play a game, something to allow your mind & body to relax.

4) Utilize Free Resources. Local internet companies are offering free internet to those who do not have current service during the quarantine. Schools/colleges are offering free online classes. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming some of their most famous performances. School districts are offering free breakfasts & lunches to their students at drop-off points. There are many free homeschool resources out there to take advantage of.

Working together & respecting each other, we will all get through this pandemic crisis together.





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At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at mvpinsagency@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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