Based on research, two-parent families are fast becoming less common, marriage rates are falling and a majority of children under 17 still live at home.
There has also been a dramatic increase in cohabitation, divorce, and non-marital childbearing in Africa, North America and Europe over the last four decades.
Its quite obvious that the structure of family is changing from what it used to be and the marital culture is gradually declining especially In developed countries.
In a bleak picture of the disintegrating family life, researchers found that there are about 3.8million of such children and nearly one child in three is living without their father or mother, more than half rarely find their missing parents.
They make up 30 percent of the country’s children and their numbers are up by nearly a fifth over the past decade. This is not what family used to be.
The home is where the heart is, the heart is where the family lives. Anthony Brandt said “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”
From our very first minute in this world our family has been there by our side. Whatever we are and whatever we have and will become, our family plays a vital role in it.
The importance of family in our life is equivalent to the essence of salt in a food recipe. Its presence is not highlighted very much but its absence makes the dish tasteless, so is our life without family.
Friedrich Nietzsche inferred this when he said “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together and the music that brings harmony. They will stand by your side through the troubled times and share in your joy through the happy times, a family will provide you with affection, understanding, and feeling of belonging, love, laughter and a sense of community. They see you through the ups and downs of life and love you in spite of your mistakes.”
It’s expedient for us to recognize how important they are to us so that we can make sure to give them the ‘good life’ they deserve.
Many subscribe to the dogma of gifting their family with presents, money, adventurous trips which are not bad ideas but the best gift you can give your family to demonstrate how important they are is an investment with an exponientially increasing ROI.
How can you secure your family’s future? The best way to is to put your money to work, as this will constrain you to spend mostly on what you need only so that you can prepare enough for the future.
Agro-investment is an asset you can acquire for your family which ensures their security even after your demise.
Starting early is important to planning your family’s financial future. Make the decision to secure your children future by investing now. Remember, investment is not just a gift but a legacy.
“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” –George Bernard Shaw.