Don’t Do Without the Insurance of Being Primed

Anyone who owns a home–or who has ever owned a home–knows the importance of being insured. It’s so important that if you have a mortgage on that home, your lender will require you to maintain homeowners insurance to protect the at-risk asset.

Living a primed life, like homeowners insurance, protects you from scenarios that can quickly become disasters instead of inconveniences. When a nasty thunderstorm rips through your neighborhood, pelting it with hail and bringing high-speed winds, you’re sometimes left with a damaged roof or missing siding. Without the insurance, you’d be left with thousands of dollars in repairs, and if you aren’t financially primed, those repairs might never be made. But insurance allows you to choose a deductible you can afford in your budget, and they will cover the rest–saving you thousands, especially when an item like a roof needs to be replaced.

If your pantry and household supplies are stocked, when a pandemic or shortage of paper goods occurs, you’re ready. You won’t need to run out to five different stores to find that one item that your household is almost out of–a scenario that was common in April 2020. What if the water supply becomes contaminated, and the water company says you need to boil water for the next three days? No worries. You already have potable water on hand because you live a primed life. Stuck on the highway during a snowstorm without a way to get out of the traffic mess? Your car is already stocked with some non-perishable foods and water.

Don’t Do Without the Insurance of Being Primed

Having a primed life simply means you have a plan when life throws you a curveball. It’s kind of like creating a meal plan for the month so that you know what you’re having for dinner each night, except in this case, you know what your plan is if the electricity goes out. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to be super expensive. It just means putting the right tools in your toolbelt for unpredictable situations.  Check out our article on Food Security HERE that dives deeper into this topic of being ready for anything.