On this day, many are blessed to receive a check and many are not due to circumstance. A check has become the staple in the household. With a check, one can not only enjoy the varried necessities, but the estravagant wants we all crave as well.
A check has many limitations just as it has opportunities.
It's important to understand that if that check is not available due to job layoff, firing, company closing, job transfer, personal disability, illness or any other devestating life altercation, you and your family can be left at the hands and mercy of need. This can be catastrophic on so many levels.
The reality is there are a lot of people who are one paycheck away from being homeless and hungry.
What would you do if you allowed yourself to be put in that situation? Yes... I said allowed. When you put all your eggs in one basket without being open to other options to keep yourself out of that situation, you allowed it to happen.
Most get comfortable in their current situation and don't think about the possibility of having to be uncomfortable if something happens.
Do you currently have a savings, retirement and emergency plan that you feel comfortable with if you were put in an uncomfortable situation?
The truth of the matter is many Americans state they are worse off than they were in previous years. According to a consumer sentiment survey, 40% state that they are living paycheck to paycheck. 39% state they fear losing their jobs. These are some startling numbers that seem to be the same if not worse.
So now that you are aware of these facts, does that change your perception of how important a check is to you and your family? If it does or if it doesn't, the point was to enlighten you.
Unfortunately, many wait until a situation happens before they react. Then they are often pressured with stress, frustration and possible health issues.
I personally am working on being more proactive versus reactive. This response has afforded me the opportunity to have choice.
If you are interested in speaking further about the many options to diversify your options and income, connect with me and lets collaborate. I love sharing information and great ideas.
Well that's all for now. I hope you found this information enlightening and worthy of thinking about.
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Toodles... and happy weekend! Do something worth remembering.