Whether taking precautionary measures in our younger years in regard to preparing for catastrophic life-altering health or accident emergencies, domicile protection or even end-of-life eventualities, all of the preceding should be, or have been, a major part of our life experiences, again in my opinion. I think the preceding is especially true in THIS country, where we're blessed to have the freedom (and blessings) to access and choose the professional means to prepare ourselves and even loved ones from experiencing the stark terror of life-changing surprises without preparation for same.
What comes first to my mind is the subject of insurance, be it health-related or life. As one who was quite young and naive about preparing for the unforeseen, I remember being both skeptical and financially cautious about purchasing life insurance. I was all of 23 years old when the insurance salesman visited our home. All I could think of, not being a fan of being "pitched", especially when pennies were very tight, was "He's going to try to sell me something I don't want or need". Shame on me. That life insurance policy has been a pre-death life SAVER several times throughout the years. The same for homeowners and other insurance policies. Insurance is the key word, since it obviously means we're insuring and ensuring the fact we'll be "safe" (or relatively so) when a crisis occurs, especially a crisis wherein possibly all our savings (if we have any) could be depleted in an instant.
By the way, I must emphasize this blog is not a direct or subliminal "pitch" for you to consider any insurance purchases, but rather simply mentioning insurance as an illustration of just one of the options we have akin to the freedoms we enjoy in this country.
Please, if necessary or applicable, avail yourself of the ongoing opportunity provided by Ebenezer Communities to visit with one of our crisis-avoidance professionals who can offer sound advice regarding achieving peace-of-mind and staying, or becoming "safe" in sometimes unpredictably unpleasant situations.
Thank you for reading and hopefully thinking more about how to prepare to avoid or deal with crises before they occur.