5 reasons why people invest in insurance

Don’t mix insurance and investments – most financial advisers, who don’t have any conflict of interest will suggest that.¬† You end up doing injustice to insurance as well as investments in that case! Yet insurance continues to be a popular investment. What are the reasons why people “invest” in insurance products?

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When buying life insurance doesn’t make sense?

Getting a term life insurance is one of the initial steps towards planning your financial life well. And rightly so. A good insurance cover can help manage financial risk that your family can potentially face in case of a breadwinner’s death. In case of death of the insured person, the family is paid a certain amount (sum insured) by the insurer. In return, the person buying the insurance policy has to pay a certain fee to the insurer – called premium.

Counter intuitive it may seem, but life insurance is not sacrosanct. It is not always necessary to have a life insurance cover. Here are few situations, where buying a life insurance  policy may not make sense.

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Whole life insurance – Does it make sense?

Term life insurance is something that every individual, who has dependents, should consider taking. However, there are many questions that one needs an answer to before buying a term life insurance. One of them is – till what age should the insurance cover be taken? A variation of this problem is – should one take whole life insurance?

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3-point checklist before you begin investing

Investing right can be a great way to make and grow wealth. If done right, in long run, investing can help you achieve your financial goals and even financial independence. The earlier you start your investing journey, the better it is. It gives you much more time to let compounding work wonders for you! However, investing, while important, is not the only goal of your financial journey. Here is a small 3-point checklist that you should tick off before beginning your investment journey.

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How much term life insurance should you have?

For a novice, understanding life insurance can be like navigating a maze. It is often confusing to choose from the plethora of life insurance options that are available. Some “experts”/ salesmen say that you should buy endowment plan or money-back plans. Some say, go with plain vanilla term life insurance. How do you navigate this […]

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Financial planning is more than just chasing high returns

While preparing a financial plan for ourselves and our family, we tend to focus on investment part of it. Agreed, it is an important aspect of financial planning, but it is not the only thing. We often tend to get attracted by the investments that give higher returns. However, in the pursuit of high returns, do we lose the sight of other aspects of financial planning journey?

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Expenses that can set your financial plans back

It is good to have a financial plan. It enables you to have financial resources ready when you may need them. At the same time, it enables you adapt your lifestyle in alignment with the desired goals. But the ride is not always as straightforward as the excel sheets with projected expenses & rate of […]

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