Safeguarding Your Finances Against Natural Disasters

Tornadoes
Tornadoes

The recent deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., as well as a pair of devastating twisters in Springfield, Mass., serve as reminders to homeowners and renters nationwide about the need to shore up their properties – and their finances – against natural disasters.

And since hurricane season officially kicked off June 1, Americans everywhere would be wise to safeguard their homes, businesses and valuables.

Whether you live in a hurricane prone area of the U.S., a flood-ravaged or tornado-battered section of the country, or a region known for wildfires and earthquakes, there are four key ways you can build a financial fortress around you that will prove invaluable if disaster strikes.