Today I am guest posting on Money Saving Mom, an amazing blog that helps you to be a better home economist. I wrote about my father’s passing away in June 2013, and how thankful I am that we had an emergency fund to help pay for his funeral. A few weeks ago, I also posted tips on How to Build an Emergency Fund that will hopefully help and encourage some of you to get one started or to keep building one up.
Here’s the opener of my story:
“In June 2013, my father passed away. It wasn’t totally unexpected. He had diabetes, his health had been declining, and earlier in the year his doctor said his kidneys were failing. However, I was still shocked when my brother called me to let me know my father passed away. That week was stressful as we hurried to make funeral arrangements and clean out my father’s apartment. But the biggest stress was the financial burden of the funeral that fell upon me and my three siblings.”
If you want to continue to read about my experience with my father passing away and how we managed it financially, head over to Money Saving Mom.