A mother bought an endowement policy in the name of her son. The policy matured recently and a cheque was delivered to the home. The son was under custody for drug rehabilation.
The mother was worried that if the maturity money is credited into the son's account, he will use it to buy drugs.
But she is stuck. The money legally belonged to the son, even though she paid the premium over the years. The mother is poor, and actually need the money for her own use.
Lesson: It is better to keep savings in your own name, and not in the name of your children. You can use the money for their education or other suitable purchase at a future date. If you buy the policy in the name of your child, you will lose control of the money.
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