Sunday, June 14, 2009

Want to be rich? - Part 6

To become rich, get insured. 'You must be joking," you say.
Insurance has the lowest Return On Investment.
So I must be out of my mind when I propose that one of the ways to become rich, you need to get insured.
Hear me out please.

Contrary to popular belief, insurance is not just for your future. Yes, you pay a premium to offset any future eventuality.

So, for instance, if you are hospitalized and you have a medical insurance, the insurance will cover your expenses.
If you are disabled and you are covered by insurance, you get an amount that will take care of your loss of capability to earn.

If you die, your family will get a sum of money that will hopefully take the place of the earning member - you - who is no longer there.

But this is only part of the story.
Insurance allows you to take risks in the present.
This is not recognised easily.
If you are insured for the future for a small premium, you do not have to bother to save a huge amount of money for any eventuality.

You can take a part of your present income and start investing without fear of a failure.
And investing, though fraught with risks, is the only game in town that can make you rich.

Lesson: Cover yourself adequately for the future. Get insured. And then invest boldly in the present.

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