Why Should Parents Purchase Life Insurance?
For many men and women purchasing life insurance doesn't seem all that important... until they have children.
And, just as they say that having a child changes your life (for the better, of course!), so it also changes your financial future, hopes, and concerns.
Purchasing the right kind of life insurance policy can ensure that your children will be protected and provided for in the event of your death, including money to live on, and to pay for an education if you see fit.
In fact, life insurance, the establishment of a will, and a college fund are the three biggest financial concerns that most parents have when they're blessed with children. Many moms and dads choose their very first life insurance policy shortly after the birth of their first child.
In each case parents are doing their best to offer their family a secure financial future should they die before their children are old enough to provide for themselves.
But before you rush out and purchase life insurance, it pays to know what types of policies are available to you, how much coverage you'll need, and which ones are better suited for your particular situation.
You'll need to select your life insurance based on factors such as the age of your child or children, your own health, and other things that would come into play should the worst happen and you are no longer there to provide for your family.
There are also questions involved in selecting your child's legal benefactor, meaning the person who will manage their money until they are of age, and in establishing the age at which they will be able to access and control that money themselves.
Finally, many of these decisions are also influenced by the state in which you live, whether or not you have a spouse, and any properties you might have to leave for your children as well.
Sound confusing? Don't worry, it doesn't have to be. Armed with the right kind of knowledge, choosing the best life insurance policy to protect your family is much easier than you think.
It's certainly going to be a lot easier than all those diaper changes in your future!
- What Types of Life Insurance Are Available, and Which One is Right for You?
- Term Life Insurance For Parents Explained
- Whole Life Insurance For Parents Explained
- Whole Life (Universal) for Parents Explained
- Whole Life (Variable) for Parents Explained
- Choosing a Beneficiary or Custodian
- The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, or UTMA