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Old 12-02-2014, 01:15 PM
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So, so sad....



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I think that you meant to post the link to the story as well?

'The new normal' isn't easy for family of Sarah Turpin - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News
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Oh, I posted the wrong link, sorry. You are right, STH! Thanks.

Still under impression of this article. Reading this, all these fights, all this crap seems to be so ridiculously insignificant. OMG!!!
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:50 PM
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Oh, I posted the wrong link, sorry. You are right, STH! Thanks.

Still under impression of this article. Reading this, all these fights, all this crap seems to be so ridiculously insignificant. OMG!!!
You're right about that ... we are so busy struggling through life's ups and downs - we forget how fragile life truly is. I'm going to go hug my son and my dogs now ...

It's a good thing that this young father has a strong support system to help him and his children get through this - family is everything.
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Okay, I don't want to downplay how sad that story is, but I think I have my cynic's hat on today.

First, he's not trying to feed three children under three in that picture. He is SUCCEEDING in feeding three children under three. That is what single parents do, even if they are fathers.

Secondly, every parent needs life insurance. Honestly, while I do have sympathy for people who lose a loved one or their house burns down, etc, I have to kind of just shrug if I find out that they didn't have insurance. In a way, it lessens the impact of the tragedy for me somehow. Even if finances are tight, paying for that policy is essential.
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Okay, I don't want to downplay how sad that story is, but I think I have my cynic's hat on today.

First, he's not trying to feed three children under three in that picture. He is SUCCEEDING in feeding three children under three. That is what single parents do, even if they are fathers.

Secondly, every parent needs life insurance. Honestly, while I do have sympathy for people who lose a loved one or their house burns down, etc, I have to kind of just shrug if I find out that they didn't have insurance. In a way, it lessens the impact of the tragedy for me somehow. Even if finances are tight, paying for that policy is essential.
Rioe, you are so, sooo correct and I am telling you this because I know so much about the insurance working in this field for many years.

What shocks me every time it pops up in a conversation at work (!), where we do deal with this stuff on a daily basis - the response/excuses of the young colleagues not to buy life insurance - that they have no money for life insurance. OMG, people, are you for real? You can buy 10-20 year term coverage for 50 bucks or so, even less, depending on your age, gender, smoking status etc, etc, etc...! Many spend more $$ a month on beer and cigarettes and other crap.

I feel sooo sorry for this family but it was very irresponsible not to buy a life insurance coverage once their first child was planned (or was born) and I know it from years of experience.
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Okay, I don't want to downplay how sad that story is, but I think I have my cynic's hat on today.

First, he's not trying to feed three children under three in that picture. He is SUCCEEDING in feeding three children under three. That is what single parents do, even if they are fathers.

Secondly, every parent needs life insurance. Honestly, while I do have sympathy for people who lose a loved one or their house burns down, etc, I have to kind of just shrug if I find out that they didn't have insurance. In a way, it lessens the impact of the tragedy for me somehow. Even if finances are tight, paying for that policy is essential.
I 100% agree. Insurance is very cheap. My partner and I have policies on both of us and pay under $50 a month and we have more than enough coverage in the event anything happens. There is no reason to not have insurance.

My family lost their house in 2013 due to a fire. Insurance covered their loss. If it wasn't for insurance they never would have been able to afford to rebuild. I know of another family who lost their house 2 years ago and had no insurance. They had to start over with no help and 2 years later still struggle due to it.

Sad, new reality for this family, sucks even more that he has to spend more time working than with his children, due to the lack of finances.
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He is pretty lucky - his ex just died? No support payments?

My ex is still alive sucking 2/3 of my income away and I basically work and/or take care of kids all the time except for about a 4hrs/day after school otherwise there are in school.
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He is pretty lucky - his ex just died? No support payments?

My ex is still alive sucking 2/3 of my income away and I basically work and/or take care of kids all the time except for about a 4hrs/day after school otherwise there are in school.
Are you crazy or drunk?
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As a teacher, one would have thought life insurance was a basic part of her benefit package?
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