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Safeguard what matters most with this ultimate protection guide

Many of us get so busy with our daily lives we don’t take time to consider about the importance of protection from unexpected adverse situations.

Yet, life throws unexpected situations at us all the time. Some we like, for example winning a lucky draw prize, and others we don’t. Our household income and expenses may be impacted by an illness of someone in the family, or in a more serious situation, the death of the breadwinner of a family. Outstanding loans still need to be repaid, and large sums of money may be required for our children’s education.

While we cannot prevent such situations, we can opt to give ourselves a bit of protection. Protection is not all that complicated once you get down to it.

Here’s a quick look at the precautions you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones, as well as any gaps you may need to take note of.

Foot Notes

1 Cancer Statistics

2 Precision cancer treatment expected by 2020

3 Work with drug firms to cut cost of cancer treatment

4 Parliament: Rate of growth in healthcare spending unsustainable, says Gan Kim Young

5 CareShield Life

6 Life Insurance Association Singapore

7 7 benefits of regular physical activity

8 The difference a healthy diet can make

9 Understanding whole life insurance

10 Do You Have Enough Insurance Protection?

11 How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

12 Estate planning: What is a Will?

13 CPF Nomination Scheme

14 Deciding how to transfer your estate

15 Intestate Succession Act

16 Housing & Development Board – Fire Insurance

17 Home Protection Scheme

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