Do you control your money and your financial future, or does it control you?
What if I told you that we usually reach adulthood without a realistic sense of our family’s finances and are not having the necessary ‘courageous conversations’ about money because information-based money discussions are ‘off limits’.
Think about this for a moment, how prepared would you be for some of the harsher realities of life such as a job loss, divorce, critical or terminal illness, or worse the sudden death of a loved one?
What if I told you that if the primary wage earner in Canada were to die, 30% of families with dependent children admit they will have immediate trouble meeting everyday living expenses, and another 27% say they would only be able to cover expenses for a few months. Thirty percent of Canadian households, 3.9 million, state they “don’t have enough life insurance” and only 44% of all US households have individual life insurance. Thirty percent of US households (35 million) have no insurance protection at all (LIMRA). Over 40% of Canadians do not have a will (Canadian Bar Association) and 55% of all adult Americans do not have one (Harris Interactive ®).
At this point you might be thinking, why are these important conversations to have and who am I to bring this to your attention.
I am Jane Blaufus, author of the acclaimed book, ‘WITH THE [STROKE] OF A PEN ®, Claim your life, a Catalyst for Courageous Conversations and a veteran of the life insurance industry. As a result of my first-hand life lessons, I always thought that if anything ever happened to me I would be able to cope better than others would – wrong! Nothing on this earth prepares you for a police officer walking up your driveway one Sunday afternoon, with tears in his eyes, who tells you that your 39-year old husband was killed in an accident that morning and you are now a widow with a twelve-and-a-half year old daughter.
The journey through the nightmare that resulted from that news was long, painful, and at times rather scary. It brought with it a number of twists and turns totally blindsiding me some days and leaving me literally gasping for breath! If I had had to pick myself up off the floor financially as well as emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually I would not be here today, upright and whole. Thankfully I am and along the way I found love again and my daughter gained a wonderful stepfather.
Therefore, my mission in life is to ‘pay it forward’ and help others benefit, second hand, from what we learned along the way. I am on a one-woman crusade to dispel the myth, “it won’t happen to me, it might happen to you but it won’t happen to me”. Well folks, I have news for you, it does!
Do I have your attention now?
I invite you to spend a few minutes with me and to read my book and use the tools inside it as your guide. Let me share with you the information that you need NOW to be in control of your life and financial future, then see for yourself how quickly you can start living a more empowered and informed life!
I invite you to join our movement of empowered individuals and families who have chosen to have their ‘courageous conversations’ and become part of the ‘CLAIM YOUR LIFE’ community.
Are you ready?
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