It’s not about you. Life insurance is something you do to protect those you love so they don’t suffer financially if your income is no longer there. Life insurance can be the only thing that stands between your loved ones and financial hardship.
What Is Life Insurance?
Life insurance is needed for the “what ifs” in life. What if I die unexpectedly? Could my family continue to live in our home? Would my children have the funds to attend college? Will my family have the funds on-hand to pay for my funeral and final expenses? Life insurance is there to provide financial help to those affected by the “what if” situations.
Whole Life Insurance and Term Life Insurance
There are two types of insurance; Whole Life and Term Insurance. The specifics of your life — your age, income, and other factors — will help determine which type of and how much life insurance is appropriate for you. But one fact is always true: Funds for your funeral and final expenses will always be needed. If the loss of your income would negatively impact those who depend on you, consider adding a term life policy to a whole life policy. Term life insurance can help your family if you die during your peak earnings and asset accumulation years.