Reasons You Need a Life Insurance Policy Today


Death is not something anyone likes to think about. Unfortunately, it’s a risk everyone faces every single day of their lives. Most people also have others they care about. You may not want to think about what would happen to your family after you’re gone. However, it is something everyone should consider for the best interest of their loved ones. One of the best ways to make sure your family is taken care of when you do leave this world is to purchase life insurance. Here are some good reasons why everyone should consider purchasing life insurance.

One thing you should consider is what will happen to your parents. Today, many families live with elderly grandparents. They raised you as a child and helped you get through life. When they got to the age where they needed care as well, you decided to provide that care by inviting them to live with you. This is something you probably did because you love your parents and did not want to force them to move into a nursing home. However, what would happen to your parents if you suddenly die? Will they still be taken care of with the respect they deserve? One way you can insure this happens is by naming your parents as the beneficiaries of a life insurance policy.

The second reason why many people purchase a life insurance policy is to make sure their children are taken care of. Children are dependant on their parents for their well being. Parents raise them and provide them with basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. If they are put into a situation where one or both parents perish, their livelihoods could be put in jeopardy.

Most parents also want much more for their children than just the bare essentials. They want to see their children succeed in life. One of the only ways to succeed in life today is with a college education. Unfortunately, college tuition can be extremely expensive. If you want your children to be able to afford a quality education if the bread winners in your family perish, one of the only ways to make sure that still happens is by purchasing a life insurance policy.

A third reason is that you will probably want to take care of your spouse or domestic partner. Even if you are both working, it is more than likely that you have expenses that can not be paid for on your partner’s income alone.

For example, you may have taken out a mortgage on a house. You may have the ability to pay for the mortgage payments with your combined incomes or even with your income alone. However, if you do perish, your partner may no longer be able to afford to keep the house. A similar situation may occur for couples who have racked up serious debt. Without your income, your partner may never be able to pay off that debt. He or she may be forced into bankruptcy. To protect your partner from these and other scenarios, you should purchase a life insurance policy that names your partner as the beneficiary.

Lastly, there’s one reason for purchasing a life insurance plan that can’t be understated. That is to make sure funeral and burial costs are paid for after you die. Funerals, burials, and headstones can be extremely expensive. After you die, you don’t want to place an extra burden on your family. Having to come up with the money for these expenses suddenly would certainly place a financial strain on your family. If a life insurance policy provides for these expenses, your family can be put at ease as far as these expenses are concerned.

Over all, the main reason, if not the only reason, to purchase a life insurance policy is to benefit your loved ones when you leave this world. It may not be something you like to think about, but you’ll be able to rest much more easily if you know they will be taken care of.

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jason – who has written posts on Budget Clowns.
Father of three and married to a lovely women. Always looking for ways to save money, and invest it properly for my children's future.

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