5 Ways to Protect the Future Youve Built for Your Family

The future is made of the small, everyday decisions that shape the kind of life youve envisioned for the people you love.

Starting a family? Scrimp and save to build your dream home. Striving to send your children to the best schools? Work hard at your day job and… your rakets. Planning to leave a legacy to your children and grandchildren? Wisely invest your earnings.

But dont stop there because things dont always go as planned. Jobs are lost. Unexpected expenses crop up. Not all investments pan out. Its not enough to just build a future, you have to make sure that your loved ones get to enjoy it, too, in the future.

How to do that? Here are five easy ways to ensure that all your  hard work will not go in vain, no matter what!

Set up an emergency fund

Dont let lifes unwelcome surprisesa major home repair, a health emergency, or worse, unemploymentthrow you off guard. Make sure you have an emergency fund saved up that is at least 3 to 6 months worth of your living expenses. How to compute? Add up your expenses for a month (Dont forget to include the monthly equivalent of your annual expense like school tuition, insurance premiums, taxes, etc.) and multiply it to three months (or up to six months). Thats how much money you should have, kept, right now! This is your financial safety net when the need arises.

Pay your debts

Avoid debt at all cost! But if you have to have debt, prioritize paying them. If you dont, all your mortgage, car loans, and other debts will be your loved ones burden. Yup, theres no escaping them. And remember, dont just pay the minimum. Pay in full and on time. Dont let money that could have gone to your retirement fund or your kids educational fund just go to interest payments.

Protect what you built

Dont let uncertainties take away the things you worked hard for. Whether its the house that youve taken a loan for or the college education that youve been saving up for, make sure your family will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Insurance plans like Set for Tomorrow protect what you have built so you dont have to worry about your family losing what youve worked for. This new product from pan-Asian insurer FWD Life Insurance Philippines has three affordable variants: Short Term Cover for your loans and financial obligations; Income Protector for your familys living expenses and your childrens education; and Estate Protector for smooth transfer of wealth to your heirs. Want to calculate how much itll take to ensure your familys better tomorrow, no matter what? Visit FWDs calculator, CALI at http://bit.ly/SetforTomorrow-Cali and get a quote!

Develop new skills

From volunteering to manage a project to finding a mentor and attending seminars, developing new skills add value to your career and is crucial for your growth (and promotions)! Dont be scared to veer away from your corporate comfort zone. Turning on and upgrading hobbies like baking, photography, blogging, etc. could mean new streams of income for you and your family. The possibilities are endless when you dont stop learning!

Diversify your investments

Remember the old adage, Dont put all your eggs in one basket? That's investment diversification in a nutshell. Diversification is investing in different funds from different companies and industries so you dont run the risk of losing all your money when one of your investments suffers. That way, the money you intend to grow for your familys future needs are secure.

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