I am terrible at saving. If money wasn’t automatically going into the retirement account we’d have no savings at all. I always assume that our job is secure which makes it easy for putting savings last. But back in October, when the government shut down we found out suddenly our one income family, had no income coming in.
My husband is a government contractor so when the government did their shut down he was out of a job. Since he wasn’t an actual government employee he wasn’t eligible to receive back pay. Him not getting a paycheck for those few weeks was the scariest time of our lives. It showed us how we needed to prepare ourselves and not put all of our eggs in one basket.
Just like the following verse:
Ecclesiastes 11: 1-3 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. 2 But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 3 When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls.
This verse teaches us that we need to save for a rainy day and prepare for the storms to come and they will come. So start thinking about the ways you can be prepared such as putting money into savings, developing your skills, making some investments or eliminating some debt.
Just don’t wait until the storm comes. Get out and start making those changes today.
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