Disclosure: I am participating in an awareness campaign for Live Your Dreams Sweepstakes sponsored by USAA. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I do not earn a commission or percentage of sales.
Are You Living Your Dreams?
I’m a big believer in following your own path, even if it means making a major life change. Or even if it means taking what others may consider to be a big risk.
From the outside looking in, my entire adult career path seems to have followed a risky path.
I started out in the military (plenty of risk there). Then, without much a safety net, I transitioned into the civilian sector. I was unemployed for six months before I found a job. All the while, I lived off unemployment benefits and my savings. I finally found a job as a government contractor at a Fortune 500 company, then later left after starting an online business. My internet business (this website and others) was less than 3 years old at the time.
Oh, and did I mention that at the time I left my job with a Fortune 500 company that I had a six-month-old daughter and my wife had recently become a stay at home mom?
On the surface, these were all risky moves. But I was confident things would work out, one way or another.
Risk Can Be Managed with Planning, Savings, and Insurance
These were all calculated risks, taken only after a lot of prayerful thought and consideration.
One underlying factor that gave us the confidence behind these major life changes was knowing that even if the worst were to happen, we would still be able to get by.
In each of these situations, I made sure I had a plan in place. This included having enough cash savings to last several months if things didn’t work out, and having the right insurance policies in place to avoid a catastrophic disaster.
I still follow this model when making major life decisions.
For example, my family and I recently relocated to a new state – this time, away from all of our close family and our support network. Again, there was risk involved with this move. But we felt the calling, and we are happy with our decision.
Again, before making the move, we made sure we had savings in place, and the right insurance policies to protect us if things went wrong. As the primary income earner in our family, I make sure I have a sufficient life insurance policy in place to provide for my family should the worst happen to me.
We have the confidence to know that even if the worst were to happen, we will still be able to get by.
Are You Living Your Dreams?
Taking a leap of faith can be scary. But sometimes, you have to follow your dreams, even if it seems risky.
That’s why I recommend reviewing your overall financial situation and insurance policies to ensure you are on the right track. I especially recommend reviewing your life insurance policy to make sure you have enough insurance in place to provide for your family if something were to happen. Knowing that your family is covered allows you to live your life on your terms.
I encourage you to get a life insurance quote if you don’t currently have a life insurance policy or think you don’t have enough life insurance.
Life insurance doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Many people think life insurance is complicated – it doesn’t have to be. You can get a quote for a term life insurance policy in just a few minutes. Most companies can issue a life insurance policy after a brief underwriting process and examination. And life insurance can be more affordable than you might think.
A quote only takes a few minutes.
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The best part?
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How to Enter the Live Your Dream Sweepstakes:
There are three ways to enter the sweepstakes: Phone, Online, and Email.
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- Mail: Mail-in entries including name, address, city, state zip, date of birth, and phone number to: USAA Live Your Dreams Sweepstakes Entry c/o teamDigital Promotions 6 Berkshire Blvd. Bethel, CT 06801
Eligibility / Fine Print:
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, North Dakota, Utah, and Washington), District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Promotion begins on Oct. 8, 2018 and ends on Nov. 20, 2018. Official rules posted at www.usaa.com/lifesweeps. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: USAA Life Insurance Company, 9800 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78288-0020.
Good luck, if you decide to enter the sweepstakes!
And please review your life insurance policy. I hope you never need to use it. But if you do, your family will be forever grateful if the worst were to happen.