Life insurance is something that is vital for every adult, and some children. Life insurance provides a death benefit when one is needed most, when someone has died. There are multiple types of life insurance including term, universal life and whole life. Within those broad categories there are certain subsets like annual renewable term insurance, variable universal life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, blended whole life insurance etc. I try to help people understand how much and what kind they might need to research.
It is amazing how many people do not understand the life insurance product they own. I do not blame the consumer, rather, I blame the advisor who didn't explain it well enough. Everyone understands what term insurance is, although most people do not understand that it is not a viable option after the term period, and everyone understands their group term benefits not everyone understands their permanent life insurance which may be a bit more complicated. While I clearly am a fan of whole life insurance, I can appreciate that not everyone is, and the debate as to whether one should actually [...]