Much of what you do is priceless – the acts of love, the kindness, the you being you. The other stuff, the cooking, the cleaning, the caregiving, the home maintenance, not to mention working outside of the home – or from home ~ that, is not priceless ~ it has a value. I bet you have thought of that.
But have you thought of this…
What if you couldn’t do it ALL anymore?
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A sobering thought on many levels.
I have had thought those thoughts.
In my former life as an attorney, I had to face that reality with many clients, and more recently with a dear friend who has been diagnosed with a chronic cancer.
While I knew it was true, not until the chronic cancer struck my friend did the reality that we ALL need to be prepared really sink into my daily conscience.
Happy & seemingly healthy – then a diagnosis that changed everything.
But she was prepared – no one is really prepared to get that kind of news, but she was prepared financially.
As a single mom & entrepreneur, thank goodness she had taken steps long ago to make sure if disaster or disease struck she & her son were at least financially secure.
Here we are in 2013 taking a welcomed girls’ weekend after she had seen Drs. here on the west coast.
Now 4 years after a dire diagnosis, a condition that at best could be chronic, and for now is, she goes on living life to the fullest. Sure there have been financial challenges with the new reality she faces, but planning allowed for at least those worries to be minimized.
As women, wives, mothers, caregivers, homemakers, professionals, entrepreneurs and everything in between, we all need to be prepared.
Considering life insurance and all the protections it can afford is a perfect way to prepare and plan not only for those you love, but for yourself too.
Did you know some life insurance policies have provisions that can provide a source of funds if you become ill (and meet certain conditions) , which can help out financially during a difficult time.
It is worth exploring all the options available. I know my friend did. She mapped a plan for her future that included protecting her son and providing for her own needs as she transitioned into her new reality
Life insurance can & should be a vital part of that plan.
Did you know?
Seven out of 10 women work outside the home.
In staggering numbers women have become small business owners – a growth rate of 68% from 2007 – 2014.
We contribute and are in many homes the sole bread winners. What if our ability to do that was hampered suddenly?
With this economic power comes more responsibility and with more responsibility a greater need for planning.
Planning for a future that is uncertain.
But while the future may be uncertain your plan does not have to be.
Think those sobering thoughts, but don’t get scared or anxious.
Get responsible and prepared.
I did. As a result of my dear friend’s life changing diagnosis, I took stock of what I was doing or not doing to protect myself & my family. I decided to revisit my life insurance policy and explore all the new options available with an adviser.
For not much more than the premium I was already paying, I was able to purchase a policy that covers my life as it is today. This gives me great peace of mind. I suggest you do the same and take another look at the life insurance you currently have to make sure it meets all of your current needs.
Educate yourself on the ways you can add security & certainty to your & your family’s financial future.
Take steps to control what you can and be prepared for what you can’t.
Raising kids is challenging enough. But what happens when you have to help take care of your parents at the same time? Check out this video below for the lessons Renee has learned as a member of the “sandwich generation.”
While this post is not normally what I share, my former career, my dear friend’s illness and my wish that all women take control of their financial future added up to a yes when I was approached by Prudential.
Prudential has sponsored this post. My experiences, opinions & wish are all my own.
** Kelly **