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You need insurance for
Family that is financially dependent on you: If you have a family that is financially dependent on you, then you definitely need to insure yourself. The most common reason to buy life insurance is it provide protection to your family incase of any unforeseen events. The life insurance proceeds can be used to support your family members with the expenses.

Loans or liabilities: It is very important to insure yourself if you have taken a loan or mortgaged your assets. It not only provides peace of mind but also a steady source of income for your family

Compulsory saving-cum-investment: A life insurance policy could be used as a compulsory saving-cum-investment avenue. Proceeds from the insurance policy could be used to fund future expenses such as childs higher education or retirement funds or even a well-deserved holiday.

Partner in a firm or Self-employed: It is highly needed by people who are partners in a firm or have their own proprietor firms. Life insurance can be a critical component for specialized business applications - such as funding a buy-sell agreement. The proceeds of a life insurance policy could be used to provide cash for the purchase of a deceased owners interest in the business or to pay off business liabilities.

Other than the RBI Bonds, insurance products are the only other investment products that guarantee yields over a range of time - from 5 years to 25 years. Insurance companies offer single premium investment products as well as regular investment-cum-insurance products that guarantee high yields over a period.

Source: SBI Life Insurance

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