Why you should consider insurance in your personal finance

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As you look towards attaining your financial goals and personal heights, you must be wary of unforeseen circumstances.

These events are unplanned and have the capability to scuttle your plans.

There’s a general belief that insurance is like writing your will, which means you’re waiting for a bad thing to happen. However, it’s all about planning and managing your personal finances.

Insurance is a way of protecting yourself from damage or financial loss. It’s all about alleviating the financial strain that comes from unexpected events.

As the insured, you pay premiums to the insurance company on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, and in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the insurance company steps in to help you out.

There are different types of insurance that a person can buy, such as life insurance, health insurance, property insurance, and others.

When planning your finances, you should prepare for unexpected events that could happen and destroy your plans. It’s then important to ask if insurance should be a part of your plan when considering your personal finances.

With insurance, many believe you only have to pay, and the event that might happen for the insurance company to step in may never happen.

It’s not just about praying your way to your finances; it’s about proper planning in case an event happens. Here are reasons why you should consider insurance in your personal finances:

Risk mitigation

Risk is one of the things that’s associated with humanity. There’s no way to avert a risk; one can only do that through proper planning and preparation for the unforeseen.

One of the benefits of insurance for your personal finances is mitigating risk. When you invest part of your savings in a company that deals with the sale of machines and is insured, In the case of a fire, your insurance helps you lessen the risks that could have happened, potentially seeing all your investments go down the drain.

When you plan for insurance in your finances, you’re set for some stability regardless of the event that might arise, as long as your plan is active and your insurance covers it.

Predictability and security

Insurance in your personal finances also serves as a means of security and predictability. You can go about forecasting and drawing projections for your finances, knowing fully well that you are insured against any event. This can also serve as a way of protecting your assets and liabilities.

When you buy a new car and you drive through the busy streets of Lagos, with your insurance, you can rest assured that your car is secured against any event that might make you lose it.

Continuity

When you plan your personal finances, especially for your family, there’s a risk of the family losing everything you have worked for in the event of your death.

When you subscribe to a life insurance plan, your family (beneficiaries) are financially protected in the event of your death. With this, whatever plans or businesses you have set up are set up for continuity when the unforeseen arises.

As much as insurance is important to your personal finances, it’s also important to always know what insurance company to deal with and what plan is best for you in line with your personal finances.

You can always seek the help of a professional to help you out.


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Nick Jones

I'm Nick Jones, a finance blogger at AdranaFi. My writing provides valuable insights on investment strategies and market analysis. I'm dedicated to enhancing readers' understanding of finance and exploring new ways to engage them.

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