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Preparing for The Unexpected in Life

You can never tell what the future will hold. you can make all the plans, and put all your ducks in a row, but the beauty and sometimes the ugly side of life means that even the best-laid plans can be usurped and suddenly you have gone from having the life you have planned for to being thrown into disarray.

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While it is true you can never fully know when your life will be turned upside down, you can put plans into place to help you to cope as best as possible should life take a turn for the worst.

Expert Advice

Be it financial worries, employment problems or even custody arrangements in the event of a divorce. It pays to know where to turn should you need expert and legal advice to help you resolve problems in your life. Most times, you cannot plan for this so ask around family and friends and see how they resolve similar issues and who they recommend for dealing with life events that need specialist help and assistance such as a domestic violence lawyer.

Accident and Illness

Did you know most people insure all their material possessions but not their life? We can flit from day to day, from one experience to the next with no thought as to what will happen should you no longer be there to experience something new or you experience a life-changing accident or illness that means you need additional care for yourself or a loved one to be able to do things you previously took for granted.

Life insurance can protect you for those moments no one likes to think about. In the event of your death, that of a partner or spouse or even your child. You can also pay for cover to make sure that if you are unable to work due to an illness or accident causing damage to yourself, that your money issues are one less thing to have to worry about.

Security

Knowing you have a security net to fall back when you need it can be a huge weight off your mind. There are so many variables in life, having a safety net for times when you need support will help you to recover. This could be a person or a savings pot. A contingency plan is a plan that enables you to work through your issues and come out of it on the other side. Be it a list of steps to help you move past the challenge or a place to go to help you see things more clearly and help you to regain control and equilibrium in your life.

Clarity

Sometimes hindsight is a wonderful thing. you can’t always see things clearly in the heat of the moment or at the worst time of your life. Patience is a virtue and just like people say you don’t go to bed on an argument, you should also refrain from making decisions in the heat of the moment. Take your time to mull over your options and decide what is truly the best for you going forward with your life. Major decisions need clarity to be implemented and to avoid making the wrong decision.

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Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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