As much as we parents – yes even us sarcastic/jaded ones, love to talk about being in the moment, and not worrying about the missteps of our past, or what obstacles the future might bring; I think we need to worry about our past, and future, just a little. Why; you may be wondering. Well, I’ll answer that question, with question of my own…
How protected is your family?
No, I’m not talking physically, or about guns in the home, or anything like that. What I am talking about, is financially based. What steps have you taken, to make sure your family/loved ones are taken care of in case you pass away? Have you been saving properly, or are you more like me, where you didn’t pull your head out of your rear end until your mid 30s, in order to get your act together?
You see, it doesn’t matter if you pass from freak accident or medical reason that came out of nowhere, or if you live to the ripe old age (and I do mean ripe; have you ever smelled old people?!?) of 100…you still need a plan. Of course, there is no way of knowing the various problems that could arise in the future, so it can be difficult knowing what exactly it is you need to protect your family against. That’s why it’s best to try to cover all of your bases and try to ensure that there are various things in place that can help you all benefit from long-term stability and security.
Here are a few things that you might want to do now to make sure your family is protected well into the future.
Find Financial Stability
If you aren’t already financially stable, you should try to achieve this as soon as you possibly can. There are a number of ways you can do this, but the best thing you can do right now is to try to pay off all of your outstanding debt in a timely manner. By doing this, you will become debt-free and it will also greatly improve your credit rating as well.
Have you ever thought about prepping? Prepping is the process of making preparations for a large-scale catastrophe. People prep for various natural disasters, but some also make preparations if they think that there is another threat to civilization. If you think that this sounds like a sensible thing to be doing, then you can check the Prepared Bee website for all of their great articles that are filled with tips. There are also lots of online communities that you can join to share ideas with others in your same situation.
Take Out Plenty Of Insurance Policies
Insurance can be a great tool to have, as it means that you have some form of financial protection behind you in the event that things do go wrong. There are lots of things that you can get insured, including your home, car, health, and even your life. It’s a good idea to get as many of these insurances in place. Thankfully, you can alter the cover to make them more affordable for you. So, even if you only have a small budget at the minute, you should still be able to find suitable insurance policies.
Write Your Will
If you haven’t already written a will, then you should think about putting one in place right away. This will help your children financially in the event of your untimely death. In your will, you need to state who you want all your money and estate to be left to. This has to be honored by law once you have passed away. So, make sure you think long and hard about who you want to split your money and house between. If you don’t have a will in place, then there is a good chance that your estate will pass onto your next of kin. But the only way you can guarantee that it does actually happen is by creating a will.
How will you protect your family?