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Robert’s CBS Column: 3 Steps to Prepare for the Next Disaster

Robert Pagliarini, an expert in wealth management, inheritance planning, financial planning, and sudden wealth™, writes a financial column for CBS News MoneyWatch that is also syndicated in newspapers across the country. The following is a column Robert wrote for CBS:

As a “sudden wealth” financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full — it is well on its way to becoming full. People are generally good and do what is right. On the other hand, I’m also a realist, looking not only at the destination but rather at all of the things that can go wrong on the way there.

Bad things happen to good people all the time. Some things we simply can’t prevent. Superstorm Sandy is a reminder that we all need to plan for the unexpected and that you need to protect your family in the event of a natural disaster.

September was “national preparedness month,” which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When I hear “homeland security” I think of terrorism, but this agency also assumes primary responsibility for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation.

There are a few things you and I can do today to help protect our families and loved ones. The three steps Homeland Security recommends: 1. Get a kit; 2. Make a plan; 3. Be informed…

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About the Independent Financial Advisor

Robert Pagliarini, PhD, CFP®, EA has helped clients across the United States manage, grow, and preserve their wealth for the past 25 years. His goal is to provide comprehensive financial, investment, and tax advice in a way that was honest and ethical. In addition, he is a CFP® Board Ambassador, one of only 50 in the country, and a real fiduciary. In his spare time, he writes personal finance books, finance articles for Forbes and develops email and video financial courses to help educate others. With decades of experience as a financial advisor, the media often calls on him for his expertise. Contact Robert today to learn more about his financial planning services.

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