Tornados, derechos, wildfires, flooding, heat waves and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have made August 2020 into a devastating month. Thousands of Californians have evacuated their homes or are under evacuation orders, many Iowa residents have not had power for a week and more people have been impacted in so many ways. And, if someone is evacuated and directed to a shelter, they become at greater risk for developing Covid-19 as it may be harder to practice social distancing.
These natural disasters are a reminder that we should all be ready for an emergency. Being prepared will help you to more easily deal with an emergency. Financial preparedness is an important component of your overall emergency planning. You'll want to be able to access your financial documents in the event of an emergency, whether it's an evacuation, loss of a home or someone being hospitalized or passing away. We are living through challenging times.
To support financial preparedness, Get Ready: A Step-by-Step Planner to Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit is available for the next two weeks at reduced pricing for the PDF version (here) and Amazon Kindle version (here).
Get Ready. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.