A topic came up recently about a person who was going to go on an extended vacation and as a result they will not be occupying their home and requested for assistants to check up on it once in awhile. As well, they asked people to help pay for any of the bills that they receive such as the monthly cable and hydro bill.
My first thought was that if you are going to go on an extended vacation with this type of a scenario then it would probably be wiser financially to see if you can actually cease the services in question so that you can save money. This can include other stuff such as your car insurance as well. You’d be surprised at how much all these things add up. Granted in many cases you may be stuck on a fixed contract where you have to pay for it regardless, but in many cases you can probably simply cut the services off for awhile.