This Moment Made Possible by My Paycheck

Quick! Give me the first answer that pops into your head. What is your most valuable asset?

Did you say, “My house!” Or perhaps, “My car!” Both answers makes sense, but neither is correct.  If you are like most people, your most valuable asset is actually your paycheck. It’s what pays for your house and car and all the other things that you have in your life.

At the LIFE Foundation, we think it’s time to pay a little homage to that underappreciated asset—your paycheck. That’s why during May, which is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, we are running the “This Moment Made Possible by My Paycheck” photo contest. Just post a photo with a caption of a special moment that your paycheck has made possible, and if LIFE chooses your photo as the winning moment, you’ll receive a $500 gift card.

When you just take a couple of minutes to think about the magnitude of what our paychecks help us accomplish, it’s amazing what we can come up with. Look at these two entries:

Now imagine if your paycheck were to stop due to an unexpected illness or injury. You’d probably run into trouble—most likely sooner, rather than later—trying to make ends meet. That’s why we think it’s important to not only give our paycheck props, but to protect it with disability insurance—think of it as insurance for your paycheck. To find out more, visit

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