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7 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of those things that no one likes to think about. Unfortunately, if you don't, your family could really struggle if something happens to you.

There’s an easy fix … get the life insurance you and your family may need and get back to enjoying each other.

Still not convinced? Here are 7 other reasons to get this valuable protection — or additional coverage — in place.

1. More Affordable Than You Think

If you think life insurance is too expensive, you’re not alone. Many people put off getting the protection they may need because they are concerned about the cost. The reality is, over half of Americans overestimate how much life insurance costs by up to three times

2. Easier Than Ever

You may be worried that getting life insurance is a hassle. It doesn’t have to be. It’s easier than ever to get an instant quote and apply online. You can take care of it whenever it’s convenient for you. Don’t know where to look? Consider starting with a company you already trust for other insurance and see what life insurance options they have available.

3. It Takes Two

In many households, it takes two incomes to keep things running smoothly. If one income suddenly disappears, most of the same expenses will still need to be taken care of: mortgage or rent, childcare, everyday bills, groceries and more. Plus, in the case of a tragedy, there may be additional, unplanned expenses.

4. Pay Off Debt

Your family will have enough to deal with. They shouldn’t have to worry about a mountain of existing debt — without the benefit of your income — as well. This is an important consideration when deciding how much life insurance you need.

5. College Plans

There are certain things you want for your family members, whether or not you’re here to see them happen. One of those things is college. Making sure there is enough money for your kids or spouse to further their education or learn new skills is truly an investment in their future.

6. If You Own Your Practice

For business owners, having enough life insurance is especially important for a few reasons. You may not have the advantage of a retirement fund or voluntary life insurance through an employer. Your life insurance amount should take this into consideration. Also, factor in any business loans and debt you may have.

7. Funeral Expenses

The average cost of a funeral is $9,135, according to the latest information from the National Funeral Directors Association. This includes viewing, burial and a vault. Of course, prices vary depending on the specific services and your location. The passing of a loved one is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pay for a funeral.


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