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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Calculating how much life insurance involves evaluating your financial circumstances, which vary widely from family to family. In essence, you want a policy that will cover income loss due to death, provide your family with the capacity to pay off all bills, and provide your family with the financial support your dependents need. A basic calculation is to purchase a policy that pays out ten...

What is a Life Insurance Ladder Strategy?

If you have family members you love, it is imperative that you protect them by putting a life insurance policy in place. A "ladder" strategy is a technique in which you purchase several term life insurance policies with a range of term periods rather than buying a single policy.  Calculating the Financial Needs of Your Loved Ones  The process starts with calculating your family's projected...

An Honest Discussion About Life Insurance

Talking about life insurance does not need to be morbid or depressing. The discussion can be smooth if you approach the subject right. An estimated 30 percent of families in the USA do not have life insurance, and if your family is part of that 30 percent, it is time to have an honest discussion.  We have come up with a few tips on how...

The Importance of Reviewing Your Life Insurance Policy

You have likely already completed the hard part – putting a life insurance policy in place. However, it’s imperative you review your policy (or policies) at least once a year. The review will protect you from paying more than you need to, allow you to increase your coverage, or convert a term life insurance policy to a whole life insurance policy.  Why Review Your Life...

Can a Life Insurance Beneficiary Decline?

The beneficiary of a life insurance policy may not even be aware that they were named in a policy. The owner of the policy has the right to choose whoever they want as the beneficiary, but what happens if the beneficiary does not want the insurance payout? Does he or she have the right to decline? What is a Beneficiary? A beneficiary is a person...