It’s been a few years since we heard the ‘pitter patter’ of tiny feet here at BlueSKY. However, on Sunday 28 July that all changed when a new BlueSKY baby came into the world.
Jeremy, one of our financial planners, became a father for the first time when his partner Julie gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Named Laurence, the new arrival weighed in at 9lbs 8oz and both mother and baby are doing really well.
Baby Jackson is Jeremy and Julie’s first baby and everyone here at BlueSKY is thrilled for them both. We look forward to cuddles and meeting him soon!
As many of you will know, welcoming a new life into a family is the most amazing and life-changing experience. Many of you will even have grandchildren to dote on.
Whenever a new arrival comes into the world, we all get caught up in the emotion of it all and realise how beautiful and helpless they are. If you’re a parent or grandparent, you’ll also experience an overwhelming desire to protect your little bundle of joy.
As financial planners, we know that protection means much more than simply caring for a child or grandchild. Protecting loved ones also means thinking about how we protect them financially if something were to happen to mum or dad, and how we can best support them both emotionally and financially as they grow.
A great opportunity for a review
A new arrival in the family is the perfect opportunity for a financial review.
For example, a recent survey by Sainsbury’s Bank reported in The Daily Express found that having a child was the second biggest reason for people taking out life insurance.
A new baby in the family is also the perfect opportunity to review your will – maybe you’re a new grandparent and you want to amend your wishes to leave something to your new grandchild?
Jeremy and Julie are just starting one of life’s biggest adventures. But whatever stage you’re at, big life events can prompt you to pause and reflect. That’s what we’re here for – if there’s been a new addition to your family then it might be time to come in and see us.