Thursday, October 15, 2009

Insurance as an investment/saving product

To invest, you mostly have to have saved unless you are the type who does investing for a living in which case you can use leverage. Savings will come from your disposable income. To create the room for enough disposable income, you either increase your income; reduce your spending or do both. One-off big ticket expense items can derail your saving/investment strategy. Even if you earns zillions, having to buy a central heating system or replace a broken electrical home appliance will skew your savings targets.
Which is where insurance comes in. By insuring some of these big-ticket items, you'll typically be able to claim either on the repair work or the replacement. And although, you may not need to claim every other month, saving yourself that once a year cost is sufficient reason for taking out the insurance product.

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