Why every parent needs a Plan B for the future

2016-01-12
All parents need an emergency Plan B to help pick up the pieces for their children's future, just in case. All parents need an emergency Plan B to help pick up the pieces for their children's future, just in case.

Why every parent needs a Plan B for their children's future

The effect of the death of a parent on our children's future

Can we measure the future impact of the loss of a parent? While this is different family to family, what is measurable is the effect of the financial loss during the most difficult time in a child's life.

A report by ING Australia studied the future impact the loss of a parent can have on a family and the role sound financial advice can play in helping families pick up the pieces. Additional research was conducted 5 years later by ANZ with similar results.

Measuring the financial impact on a child's future when they loose a parent

The study found the loss of a parent can have a devastating effect on a family’s lifestyle adding to the already significant impact on the lives and mental well-being of children – with almost a third (32%) of families having to move house within two years as a result of financial pressure,

Important: If you have professional insurance in place specifically for this eventuality, make sure to review it annually.

If you don’t have insurance in place or you're not sure what you're really covered for, consider carefully the impact that sickness, injury or even unexpected death, would have on your family, your business and those that rely upon you.
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Drew Browne

Drew specialises in helping people protect and provide for what matters most in their lives. He's an award-winning writer, speaker, financial adviser and business strategy mentor. His company Sapience Financial and Investment Services is committed to using business solutions for good in the community, is a member of the international B1G1 Business for Good Giving Community and in 2015 certified as a B Corp. In 2017 Drew was recognised in the inaugural Australian Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow national awards. Drew writes for successful Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs at Smallville, his blogs can be read on Amazon.com and you can connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Drew Browne

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