Insurance, can you afford not to have it?
These days you can buy insurance coverage for just about any event or object, from health insurance to home
insurance, from pet insurance to travel insurance, for art work to jewellery, etc. It is one of those things that
you hate to buy, but when you need to make a claim, are so glad that you did! It need not be expensive, and it is
very easy to get a quote online, fast too.
Purchasing life insurance for yourself gives peace of mind to those you love, and some financial
help for them once you are gone! Of course you have to make certain that the coverage will provide enough income to
cover the necessary costs for your loved ones. It should not only cover you funeral costs, but living expenses for
those left behind for a least a few months so that they have time to plan for their new future without
You just never know what your health has in store for you, so try to make sure you get good Health
Insurance so that you at least needn't worry about the cost of any medical procedures, and get coverage while you
are healthy. Why? It's much cheaper to get a reasonable policy when you have no medical issues. If you apply once a
problem has arisen, that health problem may not be covered, or it may cost you a lot more for this type of
This can be a costly thing to have, but those crowns and root canals take some paying for if you don't have
coverage. It's important to know what your plan covers, and make sure you keep up to date on changes in the
policy and coverage, especially before you commit to expensive dental work.
Although dental coverage can be expensive, there are some programs that are definitely affordable that give
you great peace of mind when you know that any dental problems will not break the bank!
You never know what accidents, or ill health may occur even when at home, so make sure when you are
travelling outside your home country especially that you have adequate travel insurance that will cover doctor's
visits or hospitalization if it is needed.
As with all insurance coverage, read the coverage carefully, so that you know what is covered. For
example, when my daughter needed travel insurance, the policy we were considering did not cover any accidents that
occurred after drinking. A young person going travelling with friends and not drinking? Now there is a concept!
This is available to help offset the health costs associated with a pet becoming ill. It's always a
difficult decision to make. Do you pay for Rover's surgery or give him medication to reduce the suffering, or put
him to sleep? These are not choices we like to make, especially if we have young children at home who do not
understand the financial burden that caring for the sick, whether human or pets, puts on a family.
Whether you own your own home or not, home insurance is a good idea. If you are unlucky enough for
your home to burn down, you will be very glad of the financial help it will provide.
For renters, be aware that the owner's insurance covers the house itself, not the contents. So you
need to look out for renters insurance to protect against fire flooding and theft. And remember you may need
liability insurance in case so one is injured in your rented home - you don't want to be held personally
responsible for that.
As with most insurance, if you raise the deductible, you will end up paying less for your policy.
Also if you put in safety features. like a burglar alarm, especially a monitored one, or a fire alarm and
extinguishers, that too can lower your premium.
For those of us lucky enough to own our own boat, insurance for it makes a lot of sense, and if you
can afford your own boat and the gas for it, then insurance should be no problem! Check the coverage you need,
contents, fire, liability etc.