Hi Mr Tan,
I just come accross your website, when I m doing my study for my Module 5 of CMFAS exam and try to look for more information regarding Insurance.
I wanted to become a Financial Advisor, because I thought it is a good prospect job as it can earn income and can help people or their family when they are sick or after they passed away.
I never come accross to become insurance agent, until I made a claim for for my surgery from private Medishield and found that insurance is quite good.
Furthermore, I have read thru Module 5 and Module 9, from what the text book write and information giving, it seem insurance company really help people to save and be prepared when they need protection.
From Module 5, found that MAS did stated in rules and regulations as well as guidelines for FA to follow. Well this is good, we really collect client's info, analysed, and recommend based on the clint's needs.
After reading your blog, and after knowing what is cost of distribution and effect of deduction, I started to doubt my decision.
I would like to ask some questions:
1) It is all high cost finance products is not good?
2) Do you think it is a good idea to do saving/invest thru Insurance?
Mr Tan, I will be very appreciate if you can give comments to my decision to become insurance agents or share your experieces with us or my fellows friends. I want to earn money but knowing that(君子爱财,取之有道) a person earn the money in proper manner. I want to help people and educate people how to save and get protection when they need (this is what I want too)
Lastly, the company which sending me to training is Y. I think there are many people like me who is thinking that agent can help people and earn money. But I hope you can explain to us the actual and the reality of this world and market and what are the ways is the correct, if we want to become insurance agent.
If you sell insurance for Y, you can earn high commission, but your customers will get a poor yield.
I advise consumers to buy term insurance and invest in a low cost fund. They should avoid high cost insurance products, such as whole life, endowment and ILP.
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