Life insurance is an important product to look into purchasing when you have people that depend on you – and there is no better time to think about getting it than when you have a family. Along with all the other changes that come with building a family, it is important to look at your financial security. Not just in the present, but also in the future. You want to make sure that you family will be secure for years to come no matter what.
Why Get Life Insurance
If you have a family, chances are they depend on you not just as a mother or father, but also as a provider. This means that you go to work or have a business that allows you to provide for your family. Since your family depends on your income, you need to make sure that you are able to provide for them no matter what.
And should you die, you will no longer be able to provide for your family. And if they depend on your income that is suddenly gone – along with their mother or father, it can be even more traumatic. So, in this time of grieving, you don’t want them worrying about whether they can afford to pay the bills or not. That is why it is essential that you have a life insurance policy that can cover the bills and essentials for long enough that everyone can get back on their feet.
What Type of Insurance to Get
Now that you know why you should get insurance, what type of insurance should you get? For most people, the answer is usually term life insurance. The reason is that you only need insurance to get you through the time that your family will depend on you. This means getting your children through school and college, and making sure that you have a nice nest egg built up. For most individuals, this only means insurance is needed until about 50-60, or a 30 year term policy started in the mid-20s. A term policy is your cheapest and simplest choice, but it can cover you though the important years.
It can be difficult to determine how much life insurance you will need to purchase. When we calculated our own life insurance needs, we estimated the funds we would require if one of us were to die. Even though I am a stay at home Mom, we also purchased life insurance for me. We calculated fees for child care, domestic help, etc. that would be required if I was not around to do those jobs.
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