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Getting the Best Life Insurance on Any Budget
It’s easy to put off the most difficult questions in life.
No-one likes to consider their own mortality or worse, what would happen to their family if they passed away. But rather than burying your head in the sand, isn’t it time that you put a plan in place to take care of your loved ones if the worst happened?
It is quite naturally a daunting subject to address, but the longer you leave it the more pressing it becomes.
If you bring money into your household, whether as the main earner or not, you need to consider how your dependents would manage if your income was taken out of the equation. Would they be able to afford rent or mortgage payments? Would your children’s futures be secure?
There is an ever increasing variety of life insurance options available, that can be tailored for all income levels. Perhaps most importantly they are extremely adaptable, which allows you to find the product which best suits your circumstances.
At the bottom-end there are the most basic Whole Life Policies, into which a policyholder pays an agreed monthly amount until they pass away. This would usually release a lump sum to a nominated person following the policyholder’s death – typically a partner or other family member. There are a number of issues with these that I won’t go into here, but you should probably make yourself aware if you are looking into this kind of policy.
Endowment Policies are slightly different. They also involve payment of a monthly premium, but only for the duration of the policy – usually 10, 15 or 20 years. At the end of the term or upon the death of the policyholder – whichever occurs first – the agreed amount is released, either in the form of a lump sum or a set of periodic payments. Other plans can be set to provide for the further education of your children, or for their marriage in future.
When you do come to search for your policy, be sure to shop around and take professional advice. It’s never too early to start thinking about the future – why not take the first step today?