By: Marvin LeBlanc
In Louisiana, 61% of individuals lack a “rainy day” fund to cover expenses for three months, in case of emergencies such as sickness, job loss or economic downturn. Are you planning ahead?
In the case of job loss, the average time out of a job is 8 months. So a logical question is this. Do you have 8 months of income, stashed away in a bank account, that you are currently not touching, that you can use to pay your bills if you lose your job unexpectedly?
Very few people reading this blog article can say that they are 100% SECURE that they won’t ever lose their job.
So if you don’t have 8 months of income, IN THE BANK – right now, what is your plan? Are you confident that you can lean on a friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative that will come up with money for your bills? Go ahead and call them now. Just for the heck of it and see what they say. Then tell them you were just joking. THIS TIME. And are you prepared for the bad energy this “borrowing” of cash will have on your relationship with someone that you know well?
Please remember: “PROCRASTINATION is NOT a MONEY STRATEGY!”
Proper planning is your only solution. And did you know it doesn’t cost you a penny for us to have a casual conversation on this matter?
Let’s have that conversation, beautiful people. BEFORE you lose your job. Planning ahead helps you to overcome adversity much easier.
Peace, Love and Gumbo
About The Author
Marvin LeBlanc LUTCF, CNP, is a performance strategist and author of the number one Amazon Kindle best-selling book, Come Hell or High Water: Life Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Marvin not only brings wisdom and insight gained from his three decades in the insurance and finance industries, but he also empowers others through his unique sharing of lessons and techniques from years of corporate and leadership training and motivational programs. A vibrant entrepreneur who makes the stage his own–and yours, Marvin’s humor-filled stories bring inspiration, heart-warming truths and tangible, strategic takeaways you can bring back to your organization.