Friday, June 5, 2015
Buy A Cover That Meets Your Requirement
Instead of buying life insurance cover which is inadequate for your needs it is recommended that you spend that sum for other personal purposes. There is no point in buying a cover that does not meet your requirement. It is like throwing away your money and similar to purchasing temporary term life insurance.
Two big questions that bog one’s mind before buying insurance is: How much life insurance you need and the term duration you need it for.
How Much You Need?
How much you need is indeed important as it is better to ensure that you purchase only as much as you need. Having decided on a particular sum you may choose even expensive permanent policies if can only afford to buy less. Remember, the idea behind purchasing insurance is to ensure that your family remains financially independent should something happen to you. On the other hand there is no point in buying very expensive covers as you would be spending more on paying premiums than you or your family will receive. The prospect of receiving less does not make sense and only means that your expected return on those premium dollars is negative.
How Long You Need?
How long will you need the insurance depends on the purpose you want to use the cover for. The permanent insurance is of course useful and expensive as it will be covering you for your entire life. You may choose less expensive term policies and they are cheap if you are young. Most of these policies are of not much use and again if you have retired you won’t need any life insurance cover. The retired generally are too old to have dependents and if they have a spouse he or she will usually be living on their social security.
Retired And The Insurance
The retired too may purchase insurance cover: For instance if an individual has a dependent with very meager income to live on after they pass away. Pension maximization can be useful if the person is in good health and can get low cost policy. Some of the retired who do not have resources to cover their funeral costs may opt for a policy to cover these expenses to spare their family of these costs.