Single or not single, insurance is for everyone. The only difference is the reasons for which people get insurance and depending on these reasons the insurance policy that each person must take varies as well. Read on to know the reasons why single people must take insurance.

There’s a common belief that only people with loads of responsibilities and those that have dependent family members need life insurance. Though these reasons do call for substantial insurance, various other unavoidable reasons make insurance an essential priority for a solo life. You must have life insurance if you can identify with any of the following scenarios.

You have student debt

Borrowing loans with a loan payment period that extends up to 15 years is no longer a rare thing. People are paying massive student loans during the first half of their life. When you borrow an education loan, you always have to name someone as the guarantor who has to pay your loans in case you default. To protect your guarantors financially in the event of unforeseen death, you must get life insurance that will pay off the student debt.

You won’t be single in the near future

Single? But planning on starting a family soon? Then you must get life insurance right away. Don’t wait to start a family to buy your life insurance policy. Once you have family members who will be dependent on you, monthly expenses increase and adding another instrument that takes a part of your income will put immense pressure on your monthly budget.

Hence, get a life insurance policy before you begin with a new phase of your life and fit in the premium amount in your monthly expenses while you are single.

If you are young and healthy 

If you aren't interested in term life, you can invest in money back life insurance policies or endowment policies. You will get lucrative returns and will double up as retirement security. Get a life insurance plan while you are young and healthy so that you pay smaller premiums for a more substantial coverage and park your money in a lucrative investment instrument.

If you have no one to pay for expenses

Life insurance policies allow you to add riders to your plans such as cover against critical illnesses and disability. Some even cover your funeral costs (though people don’t like to think about it. Funeral costs are going up and saving up for it is a good idea, especially, when you may not have anyone to rely on).

Single life is not synonymous to life without uncertainties. Even if you don’t have any dependents or any other responsibilities, getting life insurance for all the above reasons will make you financially stronger.

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The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.

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