Tuesday, September 16, 2008

If You Were Gone, Would Your Wife And Kids Be Ok?

This post will probably be emotional for some and eye-opening for others. But I do think it is something that has to be addressed to protect and insure the future of your wife and kids. Lately, I've noticed that there are several Filipinas who have lost their husbands due to unexpected illnesses/death. To those who have I would like to say sorry for your lost.

This post is for all wives and husbands, especially if you have gone abroad and petitioned you wife to join you in your home country. There is one thing in common that the above mentioned Filipinas have; their husbands passed away without financially securing their wive and kids future via life insurance, 401K, savings, etc. Some have even left their wives with unpaid mortgages, massive debt, and no money.

Husbands, think about the hurt, stress and financial turmoil that your wife and kids would endure if you weren't around. You have uprooted your wife from her family and friends and she changed her life to join you thousands of miles away. I feel it is your duty as a husband and father to insure her and your kids future.

Wives, you also have a part to play in this to urge your husbands to talk and make a plan to take care of you and the family in the event of unforseen circumstances. Anything could happen at anytime.

I just thought I would throw this topic out there; and yes I am practicing what I preach by making sure I have a plan in place to take care of my beautiful wife and kids.


Ylan said...

Well, i agree with you.. though i dont have a husband and kids yet, this thing worries me for my parents.. if something happens to me, God forbids, i have to make sure now that my parents have something to hold on to and my younger sisters...

Ylan said...

and that is a good thing that you're thinking about the future of your family, if something happens...

Stan DeVries said...

My hats off to you for posting this type of message. I also agree with you 100%. My wife has many friends here that have already been placed in this position. It is a vary sad thing to see and something that can be avoided.

Debbie said...

Great post Bryan! We also made a post like this several months ago, when we were just started blogging. We share the same views with you.

My husband is still fairly young but he has thought about this a lot. He wants everything to be in order when he dies. He approached me and talked about it a lot. He said he wants me and our family to be well taken care of. He wants us to be provided for to the extent that we have nothing to worry about except to continue on being a family. In fact, there is a file saved on our desktop called, "What To Do...." which details all of our accounts, insurances, retirement, other savings, etc.... so that I will know exactly how to take care of everything. Tough to talk about, but I would challenge every man reading this to do the same....for your wife, for your family.


Pinay WAHM said...

Very well said. I just hope more and more people will think of this....as in everyone. We all need to be prepared for the inevitable sooner or later...and it better be sooner than later.

Hey...hopped here after a long absence. Hope all's well.


texas_sweetie said...

nice posting here Bryan.This is issue is so serious that both husband and wife should sit down and talk about it.Thanks for this.

texas_sweetie said...

sorry for the wrong typo "THIS ISSUE" I mean...

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