Some say that the biggest risk is not taking a risk at all, but that hasn’t proven true in this economy. In this economy those who overleveraged themselves found out the hard way that taking on too much risk is the biggest risk of all. Now that we have learned this, what do we do? How can we be smarter about how we save and spend our money? When it comes to spending, maybe you should think about surety bonds. Surety bonds are financial policies that can help mitigate the risk of dealing with businesses. If you are uncertain about whether or not they are going to follow through with their promises, see if they are bonded. If they have applied for and have surety bonds, you can rest easy because your money will be safe and sound. These bonds are not easy to acquire.
The application process for businesses is similar to applying for a house loan. Just like you, they must have a fabulous credit history. They also need to have a reputation that has been built on honesty and reliability. Finally, there financial reports must be in order. If they fail in one of these areas, they won’t get the surety bonds. You can reduce your risk by only paying for good and services from businesses with surety bonds. If they go under, you get your money back. If they deceive you, you get your money back. If they don’t give you what you paid for, you get your money back.