Sentimental cards, bunches of flowers and copious amounts of tea are showered on mothers across the country as a sign of children’s appreciation for all they do.
But as the rock of family life, is the financial value of mothers appreciated? In today’s society, more often than not, mothers and fathers hold full-time jobs and rely on both incomes to make ends meet.
More women are either the main breadwinners in the household or are single parents.
Combined with the fact that more women are setting up their own businesses, it is becoming increasingly important for them to protect their income.
And it isn’t just working women who need to consider protecting their finances – the value of mothers and the jobs they do are often underestimated.
The daily household chores undertaken by stay-at-home mothers, such as childcare, taxi services, gardening, cooking and cleaning to name but a few, are services that would cost the family dear if they weren’t able to do them because of sickness or injury.
Financial protection is not just for those bringing in the income. Women should recognise their real worth and take steps to safeguard their family finances. Products such as income protection cover could provide a great solution.