As a parent, you do all that you can to secure your child’s bright future, including having a strong financial plan which keeps them financially protected even during uncertainties. Child investment plans are ideal for building up a financial reserve to fulfil the dreams of your little one. These plans ensure that you have adequate financial resources available at every milestone of your child's life. The in-built life cover acts as a safety net in case of an unfortunate event.Here are a few reasons why you should invest in child investment plans.
Funding for children's education
While securing your child’s future, planning for higher education is crucial. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), between 2008 and 2014, the average annual private expenditure for education (primary level to post-graduation) shot up by a staggering 175 percent* and this will only keep increasing due to the rising rate of inflation. Thus, as your child grows, a major chunk of your savings will get spent on education. With an investment for child education, you can create the necessary funds so that your child can pursue their dream career. You can find out how much you need to save for your child's higher education using this children's education cost calculator.
Flexibility to withdraw^ part of funds
Choosing a child investment plan that allows you the flexibility to withdraw money as per your child’s needs ensures that you have easy access to a part of your money while the rest of your invested money keeps growing.
Habit of saving
Child investment plans foster a habit of disciplined savings. Regular contributions towards child investment plans help you save for various stages of life like, primary and secondary education, higher studies, wedding and many more. With proper planning, you can secure your child’s future, against all adverse situations.
Protection against uncertain times
Many child plans offer benefits like a waiver of premium. This ensures that future premium payments do not need to be paid in case an unfortunate event occurs. The investment continues to grow without the need to pay premiums, and provides a lump sum payout at maturity. This ensures that your child’s dreams are secured, no matter what.
Child investment plans keep you and your child financially prepared for rising education cost, unforeseen ailments, and unfortunate events. It is crucial to start planning for your child's future as early as possible. This provides a longer time-frame for your investments to grow and balances out the risks involved. It also helps in beating inflation by generating returns which are higher than the rate of inflation.
While purchasing a child plan, you need to choose your investment instrument carefully to ensure that your child stays financially secured. You can consider investing in ICICI Pru SmartKid1 child plan. It is a comprehensive plan which has a life cover that offers your child financial stability, protection2, and support to fulfil their dreams. It allows you to invest your money in equity and debt funds as per your risk appetite and create wealth that can benefit your kids when they need it. You can invest small sums regularly without having to bear the burden of a lump sum investment. Thus, when your child is ready, a large amount3 is also ready to fund their goals. So don’t wait any longer, invest today in your child’s future.
ICICI Pru Smart Life UIN: 105L145V05
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1 In ULIPS, investment risk in the investment portfolio is borne by the policy holder.
2 Sum Assured is the fixed minimum amount your family receives in your absence.
3 Fund Value is the total value of your money that is invested in equity and debt fund of your choice.
^ Starting from the 6th policy year, a part of the funds can be withdrawn. This can be done at any time, provided monies are not in DP Fund. You can make unlimited number of partial withdrawals as long as the total amount of partial withdrawals in a year does not exceed 20% of the Fund Value in a policy year. DP Funds refer to Discontinued Policy Funds and consist of money from lapsed policy.
* How to plan for child education expenses: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tdmc/your-money/how-to-plan-for-child-education-expenses/articleshow/52500991.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst