‘Tis the season to be jolly

Avoid holidays on credit
November 30, 2015
FPM MoHeros
November 30, 2015

A3BAs the end of the year approaches, we begin to wind down and look forward to the festive season, a time for fun with family and friends. But before we get too carried away, here are a few tips to keep your possessions safe during this time.

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving

I personally take great joy in giving rather than receiving and I am sure many of you do too. However, the joy of giving and receiving often distracts us from that important matter of arranging the necessary insurance cover on our newest ‘toy’. Gifts can have significant value, so please don’t forget to insure them.

Our office will remain open throughout the Christmas period so that you can contact us to arrange cover on any valuable items that you may be acquiring.

That being said, we hope that you get lucky this Christmas and receive that ultimate gift you’ve always wanted – that new car, that lovely piece of jewellery or perhaps a new camera.

Going away on holiday?

Below are some tips to help safeguard your property over the holiday season if you are going away:

  1. Test to ensure that all the zones of your alarm system are working. I am not in favour of informing your alarm company that you will be away because this info could get into the wrong hands.
  2. Turn off your geyser and the mains water supply. You do not want to return to any soggy surprises.
  3. Notify your neighbours, if you trust them.
  4. Don’t leave your municipal bin out on the street. This is a dead giveaway.
  5. Ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your property from time to time.
  6. Arrange to have your lawn cut if you are going to be away for a long time. Long grass is a sure sign that the property is unoccupied.
  7. Don’t leave outdoor lighting switched on all day, another tell-tale sign. A timer switch on your lights does the trick.

Season’s greetings!

Rodney Caruana
Short Term Director
rodney@fpm.co.za
086 1111 376

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted. (E&OE)

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