The Purpose of Insurance
Why do people buy insurance in the first place. That question can lead you to better understanding the role insurance plays in planning your financial security. If you are a responsible member of the society in which you live, you value yourself, your dependents and your assets as well as the persons, dependents and assets of others. Your interaction with your society depends on your society accepting you as a responsible person who has assumed his part in the society and his obligations to his society. That is what insurance was designed to provide and still provides to those who know the role of insurance in financial planning.
Protecting Yourself Financially
As a member of your society, you are valued according to your position which includes your finances. Most people value themselves according to their bank account. Others see their value only as far as their employment value. There are many ways of assessing your value to your society. The bottom line is what would your society lose if something happened to you. That is what you by insurance on yourself to cover, the lost to your society if something happened to you. Would your wife have to be assisted by the society in order to support herself and your children? Would your society have to pay to care for you in a hospital and to pay to help you to care for yourself when out of the hospital. Would your society do that for you? Buying insurance on yourself is the only way you can be sure that your society will continue to think of you as they do while you have your bank account and your job even when you don’t have your bank account or your job but your insurance policy will cover that loss for you.
Protecting Your Assets
The dream of owning your own home is an international dream. From the earliest caveman to the billionaire with an ergonomically designed house, the goal of home ownership has remained the same. If you have used all of your bank account and depend on your work proceeds to maintain your home, you need insurance to cover your assets. There are some people who think of themselves as mavericks. They assume that they will always be able to trick their fate even when the cards are stacked against them. That is not a responsible outlook for a member of society who needs and values his position in society. Playing with fate is what you do, in essence, if you do not buy insurance to protect your assets. Learning how to protect your assets will be a real eye opener and can begin easily and quickly when you discuss your needs with an insurance agent. Going from discussion to putting your needs into real insurance policies is your initiation as a valued member of your society. Your actions will be better accepted once people know that you understand the concept of paying for protection that you hope never to need or of paying for a reward once you have met the requirements of your insurance policy as in an annuity or life insurance product.
Author’s Bio:Steven Brown is a renowned author who writes for Insurancecompanies.org . His articles have always been found useful by the readers.