Life insurance is more important than you will ever know. You may think it is a waste of money while you are young, but that may be when your spouse and children will need it most. This article can help you decide which kind of life insurance you need and how much to get.
If you worry a lot about your family, you should get life insurance for your own peace of mind. In the even of your death, your family would get money from your life insurance. If you are not earning enough money to support your family after you are gone, you should look into life insurance as an alternative.
If you are working with an advisor to get life insurance, and this person is not fitting your needs, it is important to know that you are able to look for another one. You want to make sure you are working with an experienced, knowledgeable advisor who is looking out for your best interests.
Although it may seem tempting, lying about your health, occupation or lifestyle in order to reduce your life insurance premium is extremely risky. Insurance companies investigate many claims, and, if they suspect that you gave them false information, your claim may be denied or your heirs may spend years in needless litigation. Whether you a smoker, a lumberjack or an extreme sports enthusiast, make sure your insurance company is aware of it.
You should protect yourself by understanding the cancellation procedure for your life insurance before signing on the dotted line. If there comes a time in the future that you are no longer happy with your coverage, you want to be able to easily cancel the policy. Find out if this company charges a fee for cancellation. Penalties can be costly and that is a factor you need to consider before you even buy the policy in the first place.
To save some money on life insurance, pay your premiums one time a year. Many life insurance companies will charge you a little less because there usually is some type of small fee to receive the monthly bills. Just make sure you only do this if you can afford it.
If you are buying a new life insurance policy, the best time for you to actually make the purchase is before you hit your half birthday. Insurance companies don’t use your actually age, but what they call your “age next birthday”. So If you will be 30 in 6 months, they will consider you 30 now, and you will be paying a little more.
As previously stated, life insurance is more important than you will ever know. It is not a waste of money, but a wise investment in your family’s security. There are several Life Insurance products which are designed to meet specific needs and I will be discussing them in later articles. By taking the advice of the above article, you can properly plan for your spouse and children to make sure they are covered at a time when they need it most.
Article by: Joseph Ndung’u (B.Com, AIIK)