Insurance is far from the most exciting thing to have to think about, but if you want to protect you and your family, it is absolutely vital.
There are so many different types of insurance that you may need as an adult, and the amount of choice for each one can be completely overwhelming. This tends to leave many of us scratching our heads over which types of cover we need, and which are a complete waste of money.
Here, we look at some of the different forms of insurance that you might need to help you make the right decision.
Nobody wants to think about dying, but if you have a family, getting practicalities in order in the event that you were to pass away is vital. The cost of a funeral alone can be too much for your loved ones to cover, let alone all of the other things it can include. For this reason alone, life insurance is worth it.
It covers many other things. It may allow your partner or spouse to pay off the mortgage, keeping a roof over their heads, or the cost of education or healthcare should you have made the decision to go private. You are able to choose the amount of cover that you have and who is included on the policy, making sure that your loved ones can carry on with financial security in the event of your death.
Whether you drive a car, van, motorbike or scooter, it is a legal requirement to have insurance before you park or drive it on public roads. This will not only cover you if it was stolen or damaged in an accident, but it will pay out to anyone else involved should it be your fault. It is important that before you commit to a policy, you have done your research and had a range of car or van insurance quotes. They all offer different things or have various limitations, and it essential that you take the right one for your needs.
Not as important or a legal requirement as the above two, but a good idea nevertheless. Most of us own smartphones these days, and these can cost hundreds of pounds. It’s all too easy to damage a phone by dropping it on the floor, or even worse, down the loo, or leave it in a taxi after a night out. When that happens, you’ll be glad that you did take out that insurance policy to cover the cost of having it repaired or replaced!
If you own a pet, particularly a cat or a dog, you will probably have some experience with the cost of vet bills – they aren’t cheap! If your pet becomes ill, the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about whether you have the money available to pay for their treatment, which is why taking out some cover on them is always a good idea.
*This post was sourced for dadvworld.com