Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bills, Bills, Bills

Booze, broads and bills. You have heard me talk about the dangers of these three things before and they are still taking cops careers every day. How's your financial situation? In these days of recession, rising prices, increasing taxes, it is easy to get a little behind on the payments. How are you doing about keeping up with the payments? Do you want your lieutenant or chief getting calls from bill collectors?

Are you in danger of layoffs at your agency? Are you unlikely to get a raise this year? Are your health insurance premiums higher now than before? These are all things to consider in your financial health. My wife works part time and I work full time. We have devised a financial plan to pay off bills and get ourselves into a better fiscal position. Having fewer debts not only makes you more financially stable but it gives you a better position if you face lay offs or pay cuts.

Now is the time to look at your finances and determine if you need to sell your house, delay getting a new car, hold off on the remodelling, or pay down some debt. Could you make it if you lost your job tomorrow due to a lay off or disciplinary action or even medical condition? Can you keep up your bills if you don't get a raise for the next two or three years? Police work involves paying your bills on time. Keeping your financial word gives you more credibility, and we need that in law enforcement; that's what the SGT Says.

6 comments:

*Goddess* said...

Why do women always get the bad rap? Shouldn't it really read, "Booze, boys who make dumb decisions and bills?":)?

Protect_and_Serve said...

Whoever heard of a boy badge bunny?

It's all the girls fault.

*ducking Goddess's shoe*

*Goddess* said...

LOL...ok, but you guys DO have the final decision ya know:)

It always comes off like, "there I was minding my own business and this woman made me have sex with her!"

Bunkermeister said...

It is weak men who cannot resist the temptations of evil women.

Good women don't bring men down like this.

*Goddess* said...

Exactly. Women shouldn't be going after married men in the first place and as Nancy Regan said, "Just say no!":)

Bunkermeister said...

You are exactly right Goddess.