Passively and consciously you are always thinking of ways of how you can protect your family, now, tomorrow and in the future.
Whether you’re picking your wife up from the train station late at night when it’s dark to make sure she gets home safe, telling your kids not to speak to strangers, or writing a will to protect and divide your assets and wealth to serve your family, preserving and protecting those we adore is an ongoing occurrence.
The reason being is because you can and want always to do more to prepare for a disaster, a catastrophe or even the worst-case scenario of when you’re not around to actively protect them anymore.
Below are a few extras you can add to your lives increase your scope of protecting your family.
During a disaster that’s imminent, there are some things money can’t cover. Such as when a natural catastrophe swarms your home or your car breaks down in the winter on your journey to a holiday home, and there’s no cell signal. This where a survival kit is necessary. Your survival kit can include the following;
- First aid kit
- Change of clothes
- Warm blanket
- Tinned food and can opener
- Bottled water
- Portable charger
- Dust mask
Adapt it to suit the needs of you and your family and make more than just one pack. Create some with and for your children too, and plot a few other kits in the shed and the boot of the car also just in case you are unable to access the ones stored in your house.
Keeping your home secure is essential for protecting your family throughout the daytime and at night. You can do the following to increase your protection;
- Install CCTV cameras
- Change tarmac to gravel – This is so you can hear people approaching the house.
- Put your car keys not too far away from the access points of your home. This will prevent robbers attempting to walk around your bedrooms to find things to steal.
- Install an alarm – Set the alarm before you go to bed and when you leave the house.
- Display a sign at the front of the house warning others that you have CCTV in operation.
- Install a camera operated doorbell system – this is so you can see who is at the door before you answer.
- Put valuables that you don’t need often in a home safe, as a precautionary measure too.
A few additional security measures on your home will help to protect your family from harmful criminals.
Home insurance, life insurance, disability insurance are all essential for preparing to support your family after an event has transpired.
If a natural disaster has ruined your abode, an illness has taken over you, or an injury has rendered you disabled for the long-term, adequate insurance can fill financial gaps when you are no longer capable of working to support your family.
Most importantly, it protects your partner and children from struggling with paying the bills to maintain their livelihood. However, be careful when signing for a plan and who you sign with as there have been disability insurance claim process issues.
Protecting your family is not enhanced by focusing your time and attention on one of these points, but diversifying your money and energy into each will give your family the most significant safety net against a variety of the worse scenarios that could happen.