B is for Backup.
What a beautiful Friday afternoon. I’m in my office trying to work but can’t. The reason isn’t the weather: our Rogers Ultimate Internet is down. I called and found out that 64 addresses are affected. Repairs could take 12+ hours.
Within the Rogers universe, 64 disconnected clients is minuscule. Their anthill. My mountain. The timing is unfortunate.
Plan BA backup plan is worthwhile.
We have cable Internet from Rogers and mobile Internet from Bell. We lose out on bundling deals but are more likely to have Internet access unless a mega disaster like Superstorm Sandy strikes. There’s a cost but there’s also peace of mind.
Recently, I was running a workshop on building trust (next one on May 28th) and the Internet was out (Bell this time). I turned my smartphone into a mobile hotspot and carried on. That worked reasonably well (though I was mindful of data usage). As a Plan C, I modified the workshop to rely on a workbook. No Internet required.
Financial Plan BA backup plan is worthwhile for all four steps in wealth management. As you proceed, you can protect your financial security by diversifying. It’s tempting to get multiple services from the same place (though perhaps different people in different departments):
- banking: savings account, chequing account, credit card, line of credit
- financial planning
If you run into problems, you can switch more easily. That gives you leverage, flexibility and a Plan B.
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PS Service was intermittent for about six hours, which felt like much longer