The newest issue of Living Safer magazine discusses a sobering topic, which we have all watched unfold over recent months: the watershed #MeToo movement. This topic is one I feel very passionately about. I have always been a vocal supporter and advocate for women and diversity, and I have been disheartened with the rash of discrimination and harassment that has come to light recently.
Sexual harassment and violence will never be totally abolished, but movements like #MeToo help ensure that such acts are punished whenever and wherever they are found… no matter how powerful the abuser may be. We encourage you to take some time to read this piece. It is our hope that it inspires more women and men to speak up and promote the cultural change our country so badly needs.
This Living Safer also covers a number of additional topics to help keep you and your loved ones safe, including:
- The Financial ABCs of Preparing for Retirement
- Sleep Deprived? What Not Getting Enough ZZZs Does to Your Body & Mind
- Concussion Recovery: One Size Does Not Fit All in Children
- Work from Home? How to Stay Focused and Productive
- The Importance of Estate Planning
- How to Talk to Your Daughters About Sexual Harassment
- Teaching Your Son Respect
- The Lowdown on Mailaway DNA/Ancestry Kits
- Working Towards a Safer Fitness
On page 9 of this Living Safer issue, I discuss one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated financial security blankets: life insurance. After years of seeing people uninsured or under-insured, think about life insurance coverage as a big step toward financial maturity. This article covers how much you coverage you should consider and at what age you should get started.
I hope you find this issue of Living Safer insightful and inspiring. As always, feel free to pass it along to others.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).