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Pick up the newspaper and the headlines scream the latest on the US government’s shut-down. Switch on any news channel and you can be sure to find some more live coverage on the topic.
A shroud of uncertainty lies over the Nation. Concern has filled the hearts of many today.
The situation is sad and many an American is asking the same questions…
“What does tomorrow hold?” “Will I have enough money to tide me over?” “How can I pay my bills?”
I honestly pray there are savings and funds that can be dipped into in an emergency and hopefully this will all will end with a positive outcome soon!
One lesson we need to learn from this is to work towards safeguarding our futures financially. (If we aren’t already doing this.)
1. Get rid of the “I will plan for the future tomorrow” mindset. Tomorrow is never promised! Life seems to whiz by on fast mode and you may need to stop working before you know it.
Sit down with your spouse/concerned family member(s) and talk about your financial future(s) today!
2. Research and invest into a guaranteed income for life plan that will allow you to live comfortably yet not worry about where your next bill payment will come from, when you choose to retire.
3. Don’t put all your eggs into one basket. Diversify your investments and put it into funds, policies and plans that can be accessed in an emergency yet, gives you the best return for your money saved.
It isn’t always easy to handle this independently. Seeking advice from a financial consultant is always recommended.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this…