Life is fickle. One moment, you’re on top of the world, the next, you are fighting a worst case scenario. Unfortunately, most of these events catch the mass majority of us off guard. When this happens, it’s everything we can do to save our money, our families, and sometimes even our life. Now obviously, you can’t always be prepared for everything, but below are three of the worst scenarios thought of and how you might prepare yourself for them and their consequences.
The first worst case most think of is the foretold end of the world. Almost every religion known to man includes in their manuscripts a time when the world will destroy itself, be subject to an apocalypse, or just plain cease to exist. I can hear you laughing already. Maybe you should sit down and watch the news sometime. The world is in bad shape in many different categories at once. It never hurts to be prepared. Many people called doomsday preppers, have the right idea here. Find or make a place that can double as a fallout shelter. Fill it with food, water, clothes, and other necessities. There should be enough for about three months.
Stay Lawyered Up
The second catastrophic event that often catches us asleep at the wheel is a car accident in which we are badly injured. As if the physical and emotional damage a wreck can leave behind aren’t enough, hospital bills, fixing or replacing a vehicle, and regular household bills eventually pile up, leaving many with no choice but to file bankruptcy. Having a lawyer on standby is an intelligent choice. Not only will you be at liberty to recuperate free of worrying about money, by having a lawyer on standby, you free yourself from the frustrating task of hiring the right lawyer while you deal with the stress of your injuries.
Last Will and Testament
Lastly is the worst case scenario of all, your death. Some us are blessed enough to have the foreknowledge of our impending departure from this Earth. Whether we are diagnosed with a terminal illness or are lucky enough to reach old age, some of us have a heads up on the end. Others are startled by how quickly life can be over. Unfortunately, in either case, death is not something we can predict with precise accuracy. Taking the time to prepare by having your last Will and testament complete will save you family money they can use on your final proceedings or to pay off bills you leave behind and it will relieve the stress of properly dividing your estate to family and friends.
As difficult as these topics are to consider and discuss, having them already taken care of will be essential to having peace should they ever actually happen.