PPE | Do You Have Your Personal Protective Equipment?
Within the last five months, global citizens have been living a new reality. A reality that was not by choice, but thrust upon all. Amid this new reality, new terms are being used that weren’t previously used by the general population, such as, social distancing and ppe. This new reality has placed people in their homes for extended periods of time, with some wondering what should they be doing with all of the extra time on their hands.
So, who needs ppe? The answer most people will give is; health care professionals. Why? Because ppe (personal protective equipment) is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. While this is a correct answer, there is another ppe people should consider. PPE is also an acronym for plan, prepare, and execute. This is a course of action used to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious personal financial injuries.
The extended time at home is a great time for people to take a look at what they have in place for the next stage of their lives or societal event. I recommend seeking out a financial services representative, if there is not one already in place, to plan (decide on and arrange in advance), prepare (make ready for use or consideration), and execute (carry out or put into effect a plan, order, or course of action) your insurance, investment and retirement accounts, along with your wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.