How many people would have to be hired to do all the things you do for your family? Salary.com estimates the average stay-at-home mom would earn $117,867 per year if she were paid for all the work she does.
Can you imagine? Anyways, here are some of my ideas. I expect you, my readers, to leave a comment with your tip. Whether it is something I already mentioned or not, I like to know people are reading my posts:D You know how that goes. So here goes!
1.Save Something Every Month.
I know saving and insurance are two different things, but this would be my utmost important tip. Whether it is just a little bit or a lot, saving really helps when there is a problem. It may not solve everything, and that is where insurance comes into play, but it can really be a big help. Even if you are out of work for a couple weeks, if you have some money saved up, things will look better.
I know, I know, don't we all wish we could spend sparingly? But in all reality I think many of us could do better than we are. That little nest will not grow unless we watch over it and stand guard. So even if we have to back off from our daily Starbucks, or that nice rifle that the men want, in the long run it is better to put it in the nest. You don't really need that coffee anyways, right?
3.Check Into All The Available Options.
You may not think you have enough money to get insurance. But in all reality, it is cheaper today than you realize. Allstate has many options available and it could be as low as $20 a month. It is worth the effort and the money to get the insurance. You never know when you will need it. Maybe you won't ever need it, but it is much better to be prepared for anything that may happen. Look at books about financial saving. Ask a consultant. There are many options out there.
So there you have it. I don't have a whole lot to say but hopefully it has helped somebody. Check out Allstate Insurance when you get a minute and see what they have to offer. There are many insurance places that offer free consultations and it is worth your time to go in and see what they say. They can explain things that maybe you haven't understood before. Make sure you save and that you are stingy:) Nah, just kidding, but make sure you have that little egg nest for savings. And like always, if you have an idea or a comment, leave it below. Thanks!!
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