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Let’s Get Real About Money!: Profit from the Habits of the Best Personal Finance Managers by Eric Tyson

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Chapter 15. Insurance

 

“There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?”

 
 --Woody Allen

Although some people worry more than others, most people take some precautions, buy insurance, or take other actions to reduce risk. Even the most brazen among us don’t walk around high-crime urban neighborhoods counting wads of cash after dark. But some people do pretty dumb things—like driving a car without wearing a seatbelt or allowing their kids to do the same. One woman I know who never wears a seatbelt thinks they are uncomfortable and aren’t really going to save her “...if she’s meant to go” (her words). But, she refuses to get on an airplane after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Statistically, ...

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