As summer’s balmy warm gives way to the crisp bite of autumn, many of us are returning to our usual routines. For our kids, that means back to school. Some will move out, while others will trek long distances to campus.
Those of us with cottages often think of our summer homes away from home with reverence. We treasure whatever time we get to flee the city to our cottage in the lush, verdant countryside. And yet, there are also times when we’re willing to sacrifice our sacred vacation times for the benefit of others.
Unlike the agile and innovative entrepreneurs they serve, insurance companies have taken much flack for being slow to adapt to technological change. In particular, the recent growth of autonomous vehicles have the industry scrambling to adapt in the face of potential disruption.
Although cloudy weather hasn’t yet fully cleared, Ontarians are no doubt already planning their vacation getaways. And with the post-secondary semester about to end, many families will have more time to reunite and go on that trip they’ve always wanted. If this sounds like you, here are some tips from The Shepherd Group to make the most of your vacation.
With cottage season just around the corner, many of us are excitedly packing our bags for the scenic drive north. But even though our summer homes beckon toward seeming bliss and idyllic sunshine, risks and pitfalls lurk in this utopia. We’ve rounded up some of the most common struggles people face when vacationing at their cottages and ways to avoid these struggles. Read on to find The Shepherd Group’s top tips for successfully opening your cottage this summer.
It was with some concern we found out that cancer rates are increasing among young people, reversing 60 years of continuous decline. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer rates have increased with each successive generation after 1960. One factor driving this increase may be sedentary lifestyles as we sit more and more at our desks and in our cars.
Premium increases remain one of the most frustrating aspects of insurance for our clients. For John, the 10 percent increase on his motorcycle renewal seemed particularly unjustified because he had no convictions or changes over the last year and so he instructed us to source an alternate solution.
Much of customer service involves making things easier for our clients by being a trustworthy troubleshooter for them. Often we are taking the initiative to do the legwork for them in addressing their daily challenges and frustrations. So when John (a long time client with The Shepherd Group) was dealing with a irksome invoice, we saw an opportunity to get in action to create client satisfaction.