Many women end up managing their finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many of them get involved with financial matters is during a crisis, such as a spouse’s death or divorce.
We’ve prepared a list of thought-provoking questions that pertain to financial fitness and crisis preparedness. It will be time well spent to review this list, determine what you have already done and talk with your financial advisor about any issues that affect you and/or your family.
• Do I have a clear picture of where my assets are located?
We are in the middle of football season, especially in Louisiana and Alabama. The Saints aren’t doing badly. Most loyal fans are steeled and accustomed to collapses of the past. Yet for those without a myopic view of the world of sports, there are other sports. For example, the professional baseball season just ended last Friday night. And what a stirring experience of a wonderful and wholesome sport. Yes, as with others, there can be blemishes here and there, yet baseball still involves, attracts and encourages millions.
I’ve always wondered how reindeer fly. Do they have invisible propellers hidden under their hooves so as to stay aloft? Or are there teams of tiny elf volunteers holding the reindeer up as they jet Santa around the world on Christmas Eve?
Somehow the magical journey of the reindeer reminds me of my young friend Laura. She sings in the church choir, works hard, really loves her family, plays a mean game of tennis and most importantly — at least for these musings — she’s a community volunteer.