Your firehouse brothers and sisters are your second family – and they always will be. Retirement from a life-long career can be stressful for most people, regardless of the occupation. But for firefighters, that final descent down the ladder can be downright scary. You spent decades planning, training and developing your skills in public safety, …Read This Article
Money makes the world go around. Providing invaluable information to help firefighters understand their money and finances, they will quickly see it’s not how much you make, but how much you save. We teach firefighters — notorious bargain hunters who love a good deal — how to keep their hard-earned money in the bank, revealing money managing strategies, tips and suggestions on budgeting as well as retirement planning and understanding debt.
If you want to spend less than you make, you need to budget. Imagine being airdropped into a fire scene with no training. Would you know how to use the tools of our craft? Would you know how to pump a truck? Would you know how to run command? It would be an impossible task …Read This Article
If you are retiring from the fire service, you paid for it financially but also with countless nights away, missed ballgames and absent birthdays. You paid for it with your life. Working a house fire with confirmed entrapment is not the time to learn how to vent, enter and search. Likewise, your retirement date is …Read This Article
All my life, I’ve been told to set goals. You probably have too. The thing is, though, setting a goal doesn’t accomplish it. It’s the follow-through that matters. Completing a marathon is a goal. Training every day is the habit that accomplishes it. If you’re interested in achieving your financial goals, you must first practise …Read This Article
“Part of retirement planning includes risk planning as well, ensuring you have adequate insurance in place so that your family is looked after if anything happens to you.” Retirement planning. Don’t let these two words scare you. While the thought of determining pensions, government benefits, retirement age and lifestyle goals send some people running in …Read This Article
Ask any retired firefighter and they will tell you that their final climb down the ladder had elements of uncertainty and loss. For decades, you’ve had a place to go, a job to do and people relying on you. When you started your career, you took a pledge to serve and protect others, but in …Read This Article