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Health, wealth and insurance - protect don't regret

November 5, 2020

Life doesn’t always go according to plan, so it pays to protect your health and wealth-being with the right insurance.

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If you’re building your wealth through KiwiSaver or managed funds don’t let the unexpected in life get in the way of putting money aside and investing in your future. Make sure you have the right insurance in place as part of your ‘building wealth’ plan.

We look at five common types of insurance which can help protect your wealth, so you don’t have to dip into long term investments like managed funds or disrupt your retirement planning by suddenly having to stop your KiwiSaver contributions. The right insurance can also help give peace of mind when things goes wrong and in times of stress.

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Depending on where you are in your working life, your ability to earn an income is often your biggest asset. A serious illness or major injury could affect your ability to work and earn an income, putting your lifestyle in jeopardy. Income Protection pays you a monthly benefit for an agreed period of time while you’re unable to work due to illness – freeing you up to focus on your health rather than worrying about how to pay the bills.

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Nothing in life is certain – including how long we live. If you have people in your life that depend on you financially, life insurance can help them if you die with things like paying off the mortgage, helping fund funeral expenses and extra costs like childcare.

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For many Kiwis, their house is their biggest and most precious physical asset. A natural disaster like an earthquake, flood or fire can be a big cost - emotionally and financially. Knowing you have house insurance could help reduce stress when disaster strikes.

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Imagine coming home to find you’ve been burgled or discovering you’ve lost your much loved (and very expensive) diamond wedding ring? Contents insurance can take away some of the pain or anger of what’s happened knowing you won’t have to foot the whole bill when it comes to replacing what you’ve lost.

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If you enjoy good health you probably don’t spend much time thinking about the alternative. However, ill health can have a big impact on your finances as well as your well-being. Health insurance covers a range of circumstances including trauma and permanent disability.

Look after yourself, the people you love and the things you’ve worked hard for in life by having the right insurance in place. There are all kinds of insurances to help protect your health and wealth-being including some great options from our sister company Kiwi Insure.

Tags: Investing, Financial Wellness

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