How to shelter your ass-ets from changing financial winds

Surprise, surprise. is reporting that hurricane Florence is now most likely to stall over Wilmington and then head west or maybe southwest.

But maybe we won’t escape the rain. Who knows. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess. But, Jack Sillin is a pretty smart fella and has taken the time to explain why Florence is doing what it’s doing. Basically, the hurricane is being steered by various steering currents.

The one that brought it to the U.S. is now dying and expected to collapse completely by Friday. That means no one is in the driver’s seat except… another steering current is forming from Canada, sweeping over the Great Lakes and may push the whole mess west or southwest and… a huge… and I mean truly massive… anticyclone is likely to change everything you know about this hurricane in another day or so.

Why do I bring this up?

Other than a sigh of relief in (probably) avoiding my untimely demise, it’s good to have knowledge about things that affect you. And, still, realize that much about the world around you is unknown.

Risk is everywhere, but it’s not risk you need to be constantly worried about. Not everything is a catastrophe. And not all risks are bad. But, some are and some will really frustrate you, set you back 10 years, and make life much more miserable. Even with planning, there’s a possibility that things go wrong. But, if you plan ahead, almost nothing is a catastrophe. If you don’t plan ahead, almost everything is a catastrophe.

You know this, yes?

Speaking of which, how is your financial plan?

Do you have one?

If not, it’s not the end of the world, but… let me say this. Without a financial plan, you are building a catastrophe brick by brick. It’s not serious right now, but it will be. And, by the time it’s serious, you will be incapable of doing anything about it. It will be like the folks in Wilmington right now.

There is no real escape. You just hunker down and hope you come out of it OK. Maybe you can find shelter somewhere, but… you’re taking the full brunt of the storm. Some people are going to die. Some already have, like that man who drowned surfing (yes, really).

Now, if you plan ahead, you’re probably not even going to notice there is a storm. Or, if you do, it’s not going to be a major nuisance.

The choice is yours.

Drama, catastrophe, suffering, or… relaxation and enjoyment:

David Lewis

David Lewis, AKA The Rogue Agent, has been a life insurance agent since 2004, and has worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. during that time. To learn more about him and his business, go here.