Wednesday, June 20, 2018

5 Things You Need for a Crisis

It's been a busy week, both with work and with crises happening left and right.  Besides the cousin and her kid who is on his way to trial and probably prison which I wrote about before, another relative had a heart attack and open heart surgery a couple days ago, and this morning another cousin called to say her brother died (she then called back from the hospital and said he had been resuscitated but probably wouldn't last long).  When it rains it pours I guess.  Here are some really good things to have to help you handle whatever crisis may come your way:

  1. An emergency fund (the bigger the better; money can fix a lot of problems).
  2. Insurance (car insurance, health insurance, home insurance, life insurance, long term care I said money can fix a lot of problems and really big problems need the really big funds provided by good insurance coverage).
  3. A Will, Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, etc (often when a medical emergency happens you won't have time to get these documents together so have them on hand already).
  4. Someone to help you out.  Sometimes you can't do everything for yourself and need someone to help you--from advocating for your health care to giving you a ride home from the hospital to bringing you food when you don't have the energy to even get out of bed.
  5. An emergency overnight bag.  Depending on the emergency, you may need to evacuate your home because of a wildfire heading your way or race to the hospital and end up staying there for days on end so having an overnight bag already packed with a change of clothes, toiletries, some cash, some snacks, etc. can be a lifesaver.


  1. As usual, good tips from you. I really have to get in gear and make an emergency bag. I seem to have a mental block about doing it.

    1. I think just an overnight bag will work. When hubby had a heart attack we though we were going to the hospital for a couple hours to take care of indigestion and ended up staying a week!

  2. Well they say bad things happen in threes so you should be good for awhile. ;-)