April is National Financial Preparedness Month
Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful circumstances, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery quickly and efficiently. Taking the time now to collect and secure these critical records will give you peace of mind and, in the event of an emergency, will ensure that you have the documentation needed to start the recovery process without delay.
First start by gathering financial and critical personal, household, and medical information. You may also consider saving money in an emergency savings account that could be used in any crisis. Keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place. It is important to have small bills on hand because ATM’s and credit cards may not work during a disaster when you need to purchase necessary supplies, fuel or food.
Obtain property (homeowners, condo or renters), health, and life insurance if you don’t already have them. Apollo Insurance Services will help you review existing policies for the amount and extent of coverage to ensure that what you have in place is what is required for you and your family for all possible hazards. For extra peace of mind, give us a call today at800.426.1088, option 3 for a complimentary review.