It is understandable that people are very skeptical about things that they need and do not need. People have to learn these things in order to wisely spend their money on. Given the economic crisis, people have started to learn the importance of proper budgeting and choosing the things that are necessary over the things that are not as important. While some are privileged enough to live a more carefree lifestyle, many are struggling through get through everyday living with whatever income they have.
It is for this matter, the constant need to cut-cost, that has sometimes lead people to making the wrong decisions and making them spend even more than they could afford to do so in the first place.
One great example about this is how my co-worker, Mary, had to spent twice as much as necessary, in order to get her roof fixed.
She started seeing that her roof has been leaking, only to find that there are already several holes in them. At first, she was hesitant because repairing the roof could only mean slashing off the budget, since roof repair is not a regular part of her family’s regular routine of bills and grocers and other expenses. However, seeing that the roof badly needs to be repaired, she called the shots and had a roofing company come over and fix the problems. She hired a cheap roofing company. They offered very cheap rates that it was too good to be true. But, they were there and they were pretty convincing so Mary let them handle the roofing job. She just wanted the roof fixed at the lowest possible expense and the company seemed to be an answer.
However, after a few weeks from the time that the company fixed the roof, holes, bigger this time, started showing up again. Also, debris were starting to fall off and she was beginning to feel sick. She could not afford to get sick at a time when they just juggled their funds for the roof repair. When the problem persisted, she felt in her heart that she was tricked and she was really mad because it may have been cheap, but it was still a cut out of the budget of the family.
Wanting to put an end to the terrible situation, she decided to call for a more reputable roofing company. They offered reasonable rates that were quite pricey compared to the cheapskate that scammed her, but still, they were reasonable enough considering that the company has sworn to use quality materials and have qualified and expert roofers handle the roofing issues.
The company, who was also known and reputable for its water damage restoration services, although just a tad bit more expensive, was able to give a service that made sure she never had to worry about major damages in her roof ever again.
Lesson? It pays when you spend a little for things that are important and could give you longer profits, rather than staying aloof and suffer constant damages.