What Can You Do To Protect Your Family From Future Attacks?
The hard, cold truth is that we live in a shockingly different world than we did just a few decades ago. We are no longer immune from terrorist attacks. We are not immune from maniacal, sick, and deranged people who are set on causing mass destruction and tragedy for known and unknown reasons. So we all want to know what, if anything, can we do to protect ourselves and our families if we were to be a victim of such a tragic event? In answering this question, the analysis above will serve as a set of guidelines.
First, when you are out at public venues, be aware of your surroundings. Look for potential escape routes that you could take if the necessity arises. Keep a lookout for things and people that seem to be out of place for the time and the event. If you see suspicious behavior, report it to the police or security.
We should not and cannot live our lives in fear. However, we can all take steps and precautions to help protect ourselves and our families in the event the unspeakable happens to us. We all hope that something like this never happens again. But is that a realistic hope? If it is not a realistic hope, then we should all take the steps that we can to put us and our families in the very best positions we can be in should tragedy strike us.
Beyond that, if you want to protect your family and yourself financially in the event you are injured and no longer able to work, or, God forbid, you are a casualty, take steps to protect your family and yourself financially. Consider purchasing short and long-term disability insurance. Consider purchasing life insurance. Take simple steps like preparing a will and setting your financial affairs in proper order. Make sure you have sufficient long term health insurance. I know that all of these suggestions cost money. Money you probably do not believe that you have. However, for your peace of mind and the financial security of your family, you may want to closely examine your spending habits and your budget. You may have to sacrifice certain expenses in order to afford these protections. But think of it this way, isn’t the financial well-being or your family and you worth taking the time to formulate a budget? Isn’t your family’s financial security worth giving up some entertainment, nights out, or vacations? Simply stated, put together a plan. Then start working on implementing that plan. This is not something many of us want to do. However, it is something that we should do. Doing nothing is the worst thing that you can do and doing nothing puts your family and you at risk.