Sorry gents, I've had far too many men not bother to show up, make up any reason to cancel and think that means they shouldn't have to pay the agreed upon cancel fee. It has been so overwhelming that I have no choice other than to put a required deposit policy in place. If we've already met, you will not be subject to a deposit except for longer travel dates. However, if you need to cancel, even if we're acquainted, even if you do so in time not to owe a cancel fee, please be prepared to pay a deposit upon rescheduling.
I'm so sorry to have to start doing this, but I cannot continue to pay to travel, reserve rooms, pay for taxi fare, turn down other interests, pay nanny fees and pay exorbitant costs on food when traveling to have more than half (no exaggeration) cancel last minute or not show up at all and refuse to pay the fee incurred that is well spelled out ahead of time.
These deposits can be paid by mailing a money order or using a major debit/credit card through secure bank merchant services (posts as a legitimate consulting company & a 3% convenience fee applies), GoogleWallet, or Zelle bank transfer.
Should you have to cancel within 48 hours, every bit of your deposit will be returned OR applied to a future date within 30 days, your choice. For travel dates, only the date duration deposit portion may be refunded as airfare and hotels already reserved may be non-refundable.