Post revision: I wrote this post after seeing images of the horrifying wildfires in California. This prompted me to think about what would happen in a similar event. It turns out that someone in the personal finance community was right there. They were safe but lost everything. There’s actually a few different posts tied to this topic. I’m honored to be among them. See the bottom of the post for the ‘Chain Gang’ on this topic.
There have been a lot of disasters around the world lately. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Wild fires. In each of those tragic situations, many have lost everything.
I live in Michigan. Many would never consider this a great destination. Summers are beautiful but short. Because it’s practically surrounded by water, winters are often gray and slushy.
But one thing we have going for us is that we’re not a big target for any natural disasters.