Tuesday, 23 September 2014
In Case Of Emergency
"In case of emergency" I hate those words. ESPECIALLY, financial emergency.
Be it, The car has broken down and you need the car to get to work, but you can't get the money to pay for the repairs until you have been to work, but you can't get to work until you have had the car fixed. (I can see you all nodding, I guess we've all been there)
Or you have a business meeting next week and you have NOTHING TO WEAR!!! (Looks at wardrobe full of clothes) and if you do have an outfit, chances are you don't have matching shoes (Looks at shoe rail full....oh you know where I am going with this)
Or even the cupboards are bare. You have no food in the house, you don't want to buy a takeaway because you know that money can buy you a couple of days shopping but you must eat NOW.
For me, I have an emergency credit card, one that I ONLY use in case of emergency, and then i make sure it is paid off at the end of the month when possible. (Sometimes it isn't, sometimes it is) but in case of emergency genuinely fills me with fear.
As a single parent I am responsible for the welfare of my three children. Feeding them, clothing them and keeping them warm is down to me, and me alone. I always feel terrified that one financial emergency will mean that I can't do these things for the people that depend upon me the most.
Seeing that emergency card in my purse is my buffer. It is my buffer for my children.
In case of emergency, to ME, doesn't mean that pair of designer heels that I MUST have. It is my safety net.
Unfortunately in this day and age, it is increasingly hard to have savings or money tucked under the mattress for a rainy day.
What do you do in an emergency?
I would really like to know.
Big Fashionista x x x x
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