While others were making the most out of the extra day for this year, someone has breathed his last.
At the age of 49, Wenn V. Deramas, a Filipino TV and film director, passed away last February 29, 2016 due to cardiac arrest. Celebrities and fans mourned for his early death. He left a mark not only in the showbiz industry, but also in the hearts of the Filipino viewers. His masterpiece brought us to tears and laughter.
And one thing that his life taught us is, “We never know when God will call us home.” This is one of the uncertainties of this world. This is beyond our control. No one can ever tell how, where, or when he/s he will die. “Are we going to live too long?” or “Are we going to die soon?” are questions that are not for us to answers, but for us to prepare and plan for.
But why do we need to plan? Because this is not only for ourselves, but also for our love ones. We plan simply because we love.
If we live too long, does our retirement fund enough to sustain our lifestyle without putting the burden to our children and grandchildren? Are we prepared financially to give our children the best education they need? Do we have enough medical funds so that our love ones won’t worry anymore on how to pay our hospital bills?
If we die too soon, will our family still live comfortably for the next five to ten years after our death? Will our wealth be distributed properly to our family?
Wishful thinking is not enough to answer these questions. We need a concrete financial plan to address these uncertainties.
Stop wondering “When will we die?” and start answering “When will we start?” The best time to start planning your life is NOW.
Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
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