Nobody said that all subjects are pleasant to read. For example, there are people running around who profit from someone's early death. It's the idea behind what are called traded life policies or TLPs.

However, putting the morbidity factor aside, those who are tempted by promises of double-digit returns may not realize that TLPs are extremely high-risk investments. With medical breakthroughs leading to cures for some forms of cancer as well as controlling Aids, coupled with drugs that extends life expectancy, investors could be left gasping.

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