My Alberta drivers license arrived today. The picture doesn’t look too bad actually. Well, how could it look bad considering the subject material? So, now I have something more than a little piece of paper that says I can drive.
I went to a Lunch & Learn session last Wednesday from a local insurance company. I figured that I would go, even though I had just started a new policy with TD Insurance. Well, my policy was going to be nearly $400 less than with TD – awesome.
I couldn’t care less about being loyal to a large insurance company. Give me a good rate and I will stay. If I can save more than $10-$20 per month in my insurance costs and you don’t match it then I am out of here. I don’t really care about customer service, etc., I have never made a claim. I only have insurance because it is mandatory.
So, anyway, I have filled in the needed paper work and have submitted the forms. My new policy will arrive sometime today and then I will cancel the TD Insurance. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long for them to process my refund seeing as I paid them upfront.
I also got tenant insurance which is good – really, it isn’t necessary, but, with being so far away from family, if my place burned to the ground, it would be VERY tough to get back on my feet. I am sure that won’t happen, but for around $200 per year, the peace of mind is nice.
Anyway, I am becoming more Albertan by the day. Friday, I will apply for my health card, before my Ontario one expires. Not sorry to see any of that stuff go – goodbye Ontario, good luck.