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 seems that everyone who pays close enough attention to their finances audits their auto/homeowner's insurance as well as compare credit cards to make sure they are getting the *best* deal out there, but no one talks about auditing their life insurance. What Does Auditing One's Life Insurance Look Like? Just like everyone should know what their balance sheet looks like everyone should have an intimate knowledge of their protection coverage. I shudder every time I hear a friend or family member say, "I think I have $X but not too sure." You aren't sure? You don't know how well or how poorly you [...]