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Life Insurance 101
No one really wants to think about life insurance. If someone depends on you financially, it’s a topic you can’t avoid. Getting life insurance doesn’t have to be hard (or boring). We have some answers to common questions about life insurance so you can make informed decisions about protecting your loved ones financially.
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Why is life insurance worth it?
Life insurance is important because it’s a simple answer to a very difficult question: How will my loved ones manage financially if something were to happen to me?
What are the different types of life insurance?
Life insurance generally falls into two categories:
Term life insurance provides protection for a specific period of time (the term), often 10, 20 or 30 years.
Permanent life insurance provides lifelong protection, as long as you pay the premiums.
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What is the avarage life insurance cost?
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Do I need life insurance?
That’s a great question. And the truth is not everyone does. But ask yourself, “Would someone suffer financially if I died?” If you answered, “Yes,” then chances are you need life insurance.
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Life Insurance Needs Calculator
Answer a few simple questions to estimate the amount of life insurance coverage you need to take care of your family.
This is an estimate only. For a complete assessment, contact a qualified insurance professional.
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