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Why is Life Insurance Important?

Why is Life Insurance Important?

Life insurance must be bought before it's needed. Here are six reasons people put off buying it, and why the benefits of life insurance outweighs them all.

Buying Tips to Save Money on Life Insurance

Buying Tips to Save Money on Life Insurance

If you're buying life insurance, why not try to save a little money along the way? Check out these money-saving tips for buying life insurance.

10 Reasons to Think About Increasing Life Insurance Coverage

10 Reasons to Think About Increasing Life Insurance Coverage

The only constant in life is change. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to increase life insurance coverage or change policies.

Life Insurance for Families

Life Insurance for Families

There's no such thing as a "typical" family. Read on to learn about life insurance for families of every type.

Life Insurance for Single Parents

Life Insurance for Single Parents

You know that you’re the one person who’s always there for your children. Make sure you have a comprehensive plan in place to protect your children.

Affordable Life Insurance Quotes for Almost Any Budget

Affordable Life Insurance Quotes for Almost Any Budget

The cost of life insurance might be lower than you think. Find affordable life insurance options for almost any budget.

Life Insurance for Parents

Life Insurance for Parents

Every parent wants to protect his or her child. Learn how life insurance for parents can help you do just that.

Term vs. Whole Life Insurance

Term vs. Whole Life Insurance

The length of the policy is just one way that term and whole life insurance differ. Get the full list here.

Why Choosing A Secondary Life Insurance Beneficiary Can Be Important

A secondary beneficiary can give you additional peace of mind at no additional cost. We explain how.

What is Cash Value Life Insurance?

What is life insurance with cash value? Our guide explains what you need to know before you buy a policy.

Life Insurance Claims Process: How to Receive a Life Insurance Payout

Understanding the life insurance claims process can be incredibly important to receiving a life insurance payout quickly.

Is Life Insurance Taxable?

Is life insurance taxed? It turns out the answer isn't just a simple yes or no. Learn what you may or may not need to report to Uncle Sam.

What Is Accidental Death Insurance?

Accidental Death Insurance is a different way to help protect your family's financial future. Learn the ins, outs and why it might be a useful policy for your family.

How Does Age Affect Life Insurance?

If age is a major factor in determining how much you'll pay for life insurance, when exactly should you buy it?

How to Choose a Life Insurance Beneficiary

Choosing who will receive your life insurance payout is an important step in purchasing a policy, and it isn't as simple as you might think.

4 Uses for Life Insurance You Haven’t Considered

You may know that buying life insurance may be part of being responsible and helping to protect your family from financial instability, but do you know how your life insurance policy could be used?

Life Insurance with Pre-Existing Conditions

Many Americans believe that simply the presence of a health condition can keep them from getting life insurance, but the truth is that you don't necessarily have to be the picture of health in order to qualify for a life insurance policy.

5 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Premiums

Shopping around for life insurance gives you a great idea of the rates you'll receive and what is important to you in a policy.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Life Insurance

After you decide to take the plunge and buy life insurance, it's likely that an onslaught of questions will follow: How much life insurance do I need? How much can I afford? Who really needs life insurance?

6 Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Life insurance, much like quantum physics and ancient literature, isn't a topic well understood by many. In fact, in a LIMRA study that tested Americans' knowledge of life insurance, 70% of people failed. While it's true that quantum physics may not affect your everyday, life insurance can have an important and immediate effect on our financial well-being and that of the people who matter most to us.

How Long Do I Need Term Life Insurance?

The world of life insurance is incredibly dynamic, but with so many options and decisions, the silver lining is that you can find a policy that fits your present and future needs.

Converting Your Term Life Insurance to a Permanent Policy

Permanent life insurance can help provide the lifelong security that you now want, and if you have a convertible policy, it can be significantly easier to make the switch.

Life Insurance Policy Review: When, How & What to Look for

After buying your life insurance policy, you may be tempted to 'set it and forget it', leaving the policy untouched for years. Reviewing your life insurance, though, is crucial to help ensure that life's many changes haven't left you and your family with a gap in the amount of coverage you need.

The Dollars & Sense of Buying Life Insurance When You’re Young

Young people are tying the knot later in life, but that doesn't mean that buying life insurance should be put off too.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Coverage amounts can vary widely between individuals, but there are common threads in how we calculate and decide upon what is the right amount of life insurance. If you think you're ready to take the plunge, but want to do a little more research first, take a look at these tips for how to choose a coverage amount.

How to Prepare for the Life Insurance Medical Exam

While there is a lot riding on the life insurance medical exam, it's important to know what we are looking for and how you can improve your results, even if you only have a couple days or a few weeks before your test.

Show Mom How Much You Value Her: Buying Life Insurance for Mother's Day

Breakfast in bed and flowers are great ways to say I love you, but a life insurance policy says I love you and I want you to be financially secure. That's true romance.

3 Personal Finance Essentials Young People Need to Know

When you're a young adult, you generally have to learn to cook, clean, do laundry, manage your finances - all the while focusing on your career and relationships. Eventually though, you'll likely figure it out, get married, buy a house, have kids and become the accomplished adult you knew you could be. If you're somewhere between young adult and seasoned parent, you're probably itching for tips on how to make the transition a bit easier.

What Questions Do Life Insurance Companies Ask & How to Prepare

Applying for life insurance is an important step, but with all the questions during the application process, it can start to feel a bit intrusive as well. You might expect to be asked a few simple questions about income and health, but it's unlikely that you'll expect the deluge of questions about your hobbies, lifestyle and net worth.

What is Group Life Insurance?

For many employees, the benefits provided by their employer can be nearly as important as their wages. Aside from vacation and sick time, many full-time employees are also able to take advantage of a 401(k) match or pension, health, dental and vision care, and maybe even a few employee discount opportunities. Another common benefit employees may partake in is employer-paid life insurance, or group life insurance.

Do Both Spouses Need Life Insurance?

The Short Answer is Likely Yes. Many of us feel that neither ours nor our spouse's duties are dispensable or easily replicated - that's why it's called partnership. Despite that fact, on average, life insurance for stay at home spouses is rare. Generally, stay at home moms and dads will rely simply on their spouse's group or individual life insurance policy.

Buying Life Insurance for Grandchildren

Having grandchildren for the first time is a thrilling time. You get to spoil and fawn over a new baby, but still sleep through the night. As any good Grandma or Grandpa knows, though, being a parent and a grandparent isn't just candy, toys and cooing. Here's some helpful advice for first timers to help you (and your kids) be financially smart and prepare for your financial future and that of your first grandchild.

When to Get Life Insurance? 5 Signs You’re Ready

There is not a specific age to buy life insurance. The truth of the matter is that everyone's situation is different when it comes to a need to protect their loved ones. There are, however, a few important milestones in your life that could be an indicator that you need to start considering some sort of coverage to protect your loved ones should you die prematurely.

Life Insurance for the Unemployed

Life insurance may not be your first thought after you lose your job, but, for anyone with family and assets to protect, its importance shouldn't be underestimated. If you've relied solely on your employer's group life insurance up to this point, then it may be critical for you to find a new policy to ensure there isn't a long lapse in coverage.

New Homeowners: Add Life Insurance to Your List of DIY Projects

If you've recently taken the leap and bought your own home, you likely have a long list of to-dos. And you aren't alone. An Experian study estimates that new homeowners will buy "more products and services in the first six months after moving than an established resident spends in two years." With all of the responsibility that comes with homeownership, it's no wonder that many families turn to DIY projects as a way to lighten the financial load.

A Financial Checklist for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Have you made personal finance part of your New Year's resolutions? Take a look at our checklist to help you get your money in order in 2018.

New Year's Resolutions for Every Personal Finance Guru

What personal finance resolutions are you making this year? We have a few suggestions.