I was a boy scout when I was younger. The motto of the boy scouts, when I was a member at least, was “be prepared”. In theory, it meant that no matter what happened, you would be ready for it. We spent a lot of time learning how to tie knots, make fires, and build emergency shelters. We had a manual that we referred to: the Boy Scout Handbook. I remember my copy being well worn as I tried to work on my latest merit badge.
The Handbook was a great resource. The problem with it, as I recall, was that it delt mainly with wilderness survival and did not really provide a lot of information about growing up in urban Canada. Knowing how to start a fire didn’t really help me as I started high school. Even as an adult there is no handbook to help us get through life and what we should do to prepare for it.
In a small attempt to provide a resource and help you prepare for some of the most impactful things that can happen to you, I present this link to Manulife’s Insurance Explained website. It should answer many of the questions that you have about insurance; even the questions you didn’t know you had. Nothing protects you and your family from the unwanted disasters of life like insurance even if it is as exciting as a bowline knot. When you need it, it is priceless. And you can think of me as your financial Scout Master. My job is to help you to “be prepared”.