Are you prepared for financial disasters?
“Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters – including financial ones.
Here are some events that can have serious financial consequences, along with suggestions on preparing yourself:
• Loss of employment – If you were to lose your job, your family might have to struggle financially to make it until you’re employed again. To protect against this potential threat, try to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses. That’s a lot of money, of course, so it...