6 Long Life Investments That Will Always Pay Off

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There are a lot of different investments that you can find on the market these days. It can be easy to spend money or invest it and lose track of it or even lose it. It is therefore wise to make sure that you make sensible choices. Although there is no such thing as a ‘sure thing’ when it comes to investments, but there are some investments that are much better than others. The examples below will pay off as long as you can continue to contribute in to them.

Life insurance

Life insurance will help out your loved ones with a pay out for when you die. This means that you will leave a lump sum or monthly income to your loved ones when you die. This can pay off because it will give you peace of mind through your life as you know that there will be some money when you pass away. This could be to cover any costs such as funeral fees or some money to help out your loved ones.

Pension

A pension will pay out money to you as an income when you retire. This means that as long as you do not die before retirement age, then you will get money from it. You can often tie in your spouse or partner so that if you do die, they will benefit. A company pension will often include contributions from the employer as well and so can be worth a lot of money. Most investment gurus will always recommend taking out an employee’s pension, if it is available.

Property

A house may not seem like an investment because it is somewhere to live. However, it is an investment because it will change in value. In the long term property value usually goes up and therefore by buying a home you will have an investment worth a significant chunk of money. It is also a better idea than renting because you will have something of value at the end of the mortgage term, whereas after renting you will have nothing.

Student Loan

A student loan is a debt and not an investment. However, it can be seen as an investment in the person who is being educated. A qualification should guarantee a higher salary and so that loan could pay off a lot in the future. Care does need to be taken to ensure that the course of study is a sensible one though.

Health insurance

Health care can be extremely expensive and so by paying for health insurance you are protecting yourself from those costs. You cannot predict whether you will need the health care of not but by having the insurance you will have peace of mind and that could be worth a lot more than the financial savings you could potentially make.

Fixed rate bonds

Bonds can be a safe way of investing. They may not pay as much interest as some other investments but because they are low risk they will guarantee pay back. Choosing a good fixed rate will also mean that you will get a good return over the term that you decide to invest. It is likely that a longer term will give a better rate of interest.

There is a big choice of investment opportunities out there. It is possible to make long term investment mistakes, so it is wise to do research before you commit to any investment, especially one that you will be paying in to for a very long term. Consider what you want from an investment and whether the one you choose will give you those things. You need to think about the short term and the long term. It can be difficult to make predictions about the future but do your best and you should make the best possible decision.

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The article is contributed by Lelia Dobson.

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