If you are a regular Phil's Phacts reader, you have probably noticed that I end some columns with the statement "be vigilant and stay alert." I do believe that is some of the best advice I can give with respect to creating a sound financial system. I teach and preach that same mantra to my clients and, therefore, encourage them to read a lot and question even more.
Here's a stat for you: in 2011 the Social Security Administration stated that a 20-year-old has a 30% chance of being disabled and unable to work for six months or longer prior to reaching retirement age.
It's an interesting thought actually - not because the topic itself is all that fascinating. But simply because for something typically so far on the back burner it's almost off the stove, the chances of it happening to either you, your spouse, or your best friend is almost a statistical lock.