For many individuals and families, it is difficult to find the financial footing to start saving for emergencies, vacations, and retirement. With the cost of living rising and paychecks not always keeping pace, savings have become an even more precious asset to protect.
While you might think of insurance as a product that protects “things”, it actually protects your savings because it prevents you from needing to use your personal assets to pay for lost or damaged possessions and liability claims.
Your Property as an Investment
When you buy small ticket items like clothes, accessories and certain electronics, you might not think of them as investments but they are. Often, discretionary dollars are used to make the purchases, which is money that could have been used for savings instead of spending.
Whenever you spend money, you are making an investment. You are trading long hours of work for a product meant to improve your life in some way. By having the proper insurance on the item, whether through home insurance, flood insurance or auto insurance, you give yourself protection like other investors dream of. With your insurance, you’ll be made whole after a loss; and that means you won’t need to tap into your savings.
Everyone is exposed to potential liabilities. From having a loose walkway stone that causes a neighbor to trip, to running a stoplight and hitting someone, to damaging your neighbor’s mailbox while backing out of your driveway. These are just a few examples of how you face many situations each day that could result in a liability claim.
Liability insurance coverage and umbrella policies help ensure that if you are sued, you won’t suffer financial damages beyond your deductible and those that exceed your limits.
For Your Heirs
Life insurance offers a great way to preserve your savings for your loved ones. Death benefit proceeds can help pay for estate tax liabilities and other expenses after you’re gone. This will ensure that the money you worked hard to save goes to your heirs after death.
When creating your savings plan, you’ll spend a lot of time on your budget. You’ll figure out what expenses to cut and how much to put into certain savings accounts. One of the biggest mistakes you can make though, is to ignore potential shortfalls in your insurance policies. With too little, or nonexistent coverage, you may find that your savings doesn’t stand a chance at accumulating.
Contact an agent at Strunk Insurance to make sure your Oklahoma City Insurance policy is going to protect you in the event of a loss.