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I am married to Basilio Ruiz and thank God daily for bringing this wonderful man back into my life. I am a Christian mom of 4 (the youngest 3 are still at home with me) Ashleigh is 22, Amanda is 17, Joshua & Jeremy are 13. I am an independent CTMH consultant and love sharing the art of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting with others.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How much time do you actually spend thinking about your insurance?

Me......not so much until recently. When I was 20 and got my first car I signed up with Allstate in NY because I lived in a small town and the agent was someone I knew. When we moved to Oregon I stayed with Allstate as a creature of habit. I stopped by the local office to introduce myself to John Spencer and immediately liked him. Over the years I always felt he did a good job by me and never felt the urge to go in search of someone to give me a lower rate. Well, John recently retired and I have to say I was not so happy with his replacement. I was talked into a new policy to "save me money" and then watched my premiums climb by 5 dollars a month and then by 10 dollars a month. Calls went unreturned or were returned by the receptionist and I was basically told my premiums would continue to go up inspite of the fact that I had not changed vehicles or made any claims so I should just get used to it.

So I felt like I was being ripped off and I got mad. I googled for car insurance carriers in my town and turned up someone I know....... Austin Harvey who works with Country Financial and provides investment counseling as well as all types of insurance (although for some reason I thought he only sold life insurance) We spent some time talking about what I had and what I wanted and he sold me a better car insurance policy than what I had, added renter's insurance, AND came up with a rate that was 30 plus dollars lower than just car insurance from the company I had been with for over 20 years all the while making me feel like a very valuable customer when I know he has customers who bring in much more money than I ever will. I walked out of his office today with my new and improved coverage at a lower rate and I am happy again.

So thanks Austin :-) And if you are in the market for better coverage for lower rates you might want to give this guy a call. Here is a link to his website and contact info


Larisa said...

We've been with Country for about 10 years and really am happy with our service and rates. I just bought Paul a new truck (or will tomorrow) so I'll be giving Wayne a call to add it on. Don't you love helpful agents! Way to rock the money train and get a better rate.

PeggyS said...

hey girlfriend...............long time no hear :-)

Also glad to hear you are a satisfied Country customer.